Theatre / 28 September - 08 October 2022

Lost Lear

Tickets: €15-€25 | Additional €1.50 Booking Fee on Full-Price Tickets

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Talking Theatre: 5 Oct, post-show. With Dan Colley and members of the company.

Show Time: 19:45 | 80 mins

All at once fast-paced and thought-provoking, Lost Lear lands us into the world of Joy, a woman with dementia, who is being cared for through a method where people live inside an old memory.

Following the national and international tour of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Dan Colley and his company have turned their sights on a very (very) loose adaptation of King Lear, examining the self and that part of us that’s inaccessible to others.

Who is it that can tell me who I am?
— King Lear, Act I Scene IV


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Directed by Dan Colley
Composed by Daniel McAuley
Set Design: Andrew Clancy
Lighting Design: Suzie Cummins
Costume Design: Cherie White
Sound Design: Kevin Gleeson
AV design: Ross Ryder
Performed by Venetia Bowe, Peter Daly, Manus Halligan


Funded by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company New Play Clinic.

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Ages 14+. Contains flashing lights.

Please note there is an added booking fee of €1.50 on all full-price Dublin Theatre Festival events.

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