Dublin Theatre Festival

Pan Pan

Everyone is King Lear in his own Home

Directed by Gavin Quinn

Venue Smock Alley Theatre
Date 28 Sep - 6 Oct 7.30pm
30 Sep 6.00pm
6 Oct - 7 Oct 3.30pm
Duration 1hr 20mins (no interval)

Design by Aedín Cosgrove
Cast Andrew Bennett and Judith Roddy

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KING LEAR : “No I will be the pattern of all patience, and I will say nothing.”

SAMUEL BECKETT: “Do not imagine, because I am silent that I am not present.”
The inimitable Pan Pan return to the Festival with a parable - or perhaps more properly, a cautionary tale – about memory. This is King Lear as never seen before: through the lens of one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary theatre companies.
Using a cacophony of references, Pan Pan present a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s famous play of consequence and madness. Starring Andrew Bennett and Judith Roddy, father and daughter are trapped in an effort to express something true - nothing will come of nothing, after all.
Following the phenomenal success of The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane (winner of Best Production and Best Set Design at the 2010 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), Pan Pan turn their attention to another Shakespeare play, once again reinvigorating a familiar text and offering an original testament to the endless possibilities of theatre and the ineradicable presence of Shakespeare in our lives.
"Pan Pan provide an experience that is genuinely different from anything you'll have encountered in the theatre before." IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE