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Everyone is King Lear in His Own Home


  • Playwright


  • Adapted / Translated From

    William Shakespeare

  • Setting

    Dublin, the present (2012).

  • Synopsis

    A re-imagining of ‘King Lear’, featuring father and daughter as they struggle to 'express something true'. It is set in a small apartment where contemporary objects and references punctuate Shakespeare’s text.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Each performance had a visitor, played by 9 different actors

Original Production

Original Cast  
Visitor Eugene O'Brien
Visitor Tom French
Visitor Tara Egan-Langley
Visitor Tadhg Murphy
Visitor Anthony Morris
Performer Judith Roddy
Visitor Ned Dennehy
Visitor Derry-Anne McEvoy
Visitor Charlie Bonner
Performer Andrew Bennett
Visitor Eamon Lirttle
Production Team  
Director Gavin Quinn
Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Producer Aoife White
Sound Designer Jimmy Eadie
Assistant Director Maeve Stone
Design Assistant Grace O'Hara
Assistant Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Line Producer Lian Bell
Production Manager Rob Usher (1)
Stage Manager Kate Ferris
Dramaturg Simon Doyle
Sound Operator Tony O'Brien
Chief Electrician Hugh Roche-Kelly
PR Nick Costello
Set Build Andrew Clancy
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Assistant Set Builder Dave Flynn
Assistant Set Builder Ciarán Bonner
Visitors' Assistant Fionnuala Gygax
Marketing/Audience Development John O'Brien (1)

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Pan Pan

  • Address

    Curved Sreet
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 633 4493

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

Information for this entry was drawn from the company programme and press cuttings.