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Phil Willmott's vibrant new production of Shakespeare's masterpiece, KING LEAR, puts a mother at the heart of the action supposing that it is a queen who, weary of public office, divides the kingdom amongst her daughters.

But the old woman finds it impossible to retire gracefully and as her mental faculties begin to fail she's cast out by her eldest children, as their sister prepares to lead a French invasion in retaliation.

Meanwhile the Duke of Gloucester's equally ruthless son plots to steal his brothers inheritance and the younger generations align in a savage plot to mercilessly destroy their parents. But will they succeed?

An epic double family drama about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons.

Reuniting the director Phil Willmott with regular collaborator, the actress Ursula Mohan in the title role, Lear's Widow is the latest in a series of vivid and fast moving Shakespeare productions that have become a popular staple of The Union Theatre's repertoire.
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