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Debs Newbold presents

King Lear retold

Fri 29 Sep, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

Tell me my daughters…which of you shall we say doth love us most?

Dark and challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting.  In this explosive retelling of the legend of Lear, King of the Britons, Debs Newbold channels her love of Shakespeare’s language to whip up a great storm that will snatch you from your seat and send you hurtling into its bloody centre.

Created for a sell-out show at The Hay Festival, toured internationally and performed to acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe, this is a storytelling event you cannot miss.


“Just the most amazing offering of Shakespeare I’ve seen in some while; fresh, playful…real”- Spread the Word

“An utterly fantastic adaptation and a wonderful, disciplined, skilled and effortless performance”- Xanthe Gresham, Storyteller

“Terrific…brilliantly igniting our imaginations”- Patrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe.

“One unfeasibly talented woman”- Views from the Gods.


Debs Newbold’s work brings together the poetic and the irreverent, the ancient and the defiantly modern.  Debs is one of the UK’s most acclaimed Performance Storytellers, regularly playing venues such as the Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe, as well as touring internationally.


Twice voted one of the top five acts at the Towersey Festival (the only Spoken Word Artist in its fifty-year history ever to achieve this), Storyteller for Shakespeare’s Globe, Associate Artist at the English Folk Dance & Song Society, double nominee at the inaugural British Awards for Storytelling Excellence, Debs is a force of nature, a teller not to be missed.