King Lear

Date(s) - 17/06/2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


King Lear

The Heron Theatre, Beetham

Join us on Friday 17th June 2022 at 7.30pm for an inventive, irreverent, and highly accessible solo adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and ever-loyal fool. The bastard Edmund, haughty Goneril, poor deluded Gloucester, sweet Cordelia,  – all the characters from this sad and sorry tale are brought to glorious life before your very eyes. Blindness, betrayal, delusion, deceit, love, loyalty, lust and greed – it’s all here in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heart-breaking production. King Lear is adapted & performed by Paul Morel, with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair.



Tickets for the show can be purchased from the website here


The Heron Theatre

The Heron Theatre is a listed building which was formerly the local 18th century two-room Grammar School in Beetham. Located just off the A6, between Carnforth and Milnthorpe, on the southern fringes of the Lake District, the theatre has comfortable raked seating for 80, with the Box Office and Bar located in the pleasant foyer and exhibition area.

We trace our origins to 1948, when a local headmaster formed an ambitious amateur drama group in South Westmorland. This flourished through the years, mainly through the performance of plays, together with film shows and literary events.

The theatre is situated in Stanley Street, Beetham, LA7 7AS

Tel: 01539 564283


The Heron Theatre Spring 2022 programme