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King Lear’s Fool’s Tale
24 March 2023 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
King Lear’s Fool’s Tale, written and performed by John D Slater, is a witty, intelligent and moving account of Shakespeare’s King Lear from the perspective of the Fool.
Whilst John was working on the 1983 Lawrence Olivier/Granada TV production of “King Lear”, he began to take particular interest in the character of the Fool and the role he played. John then went on to research the whole gamut of “performance folly” and subsequently went on to play the fool/jester/clown character in thousands of performances. However, it was during the lock-down period, after viewing five different productions of King Lear, that John had the idea to create a piece of theatre based on Lear’s Fool and his relationship with The King – and so we have “King Lear’s Fool’s Tale..”
Watch the snippet of the performance here: