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King Lear in Promenade

12th - 15th July

Directed by Edgar Phillips with Neil Howiantz as King Lear, the play will again be performed in Promenade, a format which has proved such a hit with residents and visitors; walking with the actors from scene to scene through the rooms and grounds of the Palace, whilst enjoying the dramatic action.

King Lear in Promenade

Shakespeare's Lear is undoubtedly one of his supreme achievements, particularly noted for its observations on the nature of human suffering and kinship. As George Bernard Shaw wrote, လNo man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear.á€

This year you can pre-book a delicious BBQ prepared by The Bishop's Table at a supplement of just £5.50. Bring a picnic rug or low backed camping chair to comfortably enjoy the second act in the historic gardens.

In the event of the weather being a bit too British, both acts will be performed inside.
There is a maximum capacity of 180 per night so theatre goers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
12th, 13th, 15th July 2018, 7pm
- please note, there is no performance taking place on the 14th July.

Tickets are available online here, at the Palace Shop, or by calling 01749 988111
Tickets prices: Adult £15, Child £10, Family (2 adults 2 children) £44
Tickets including BBQ: Adult £20.50, Child £15.50, Family £66

Event type: Theatre



Venue: Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD

Nearest town: Wells, Somerset, UK

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There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wells, Shepton Mallet, Blagdon and Cheddar.

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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


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In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar and Bath.

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