An award-winning one-woman performance of King Lear is coming to Winchester.

Nearly Lear will be performed by Susanna Hamnett at St John the Baptist Church, St John's Street, on Friday, July 28 at 7.30pm.

The show imagines what the tragic Shakespeare play would be like if viewed through the eyes of the Fool, Lear’s closest companion. In this one-woman tour-de-force, Susanna plays The Fool, as well as every other character, to tell a story that honours Shakespeare’s language while taking a bit of poetic license.

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By turns poignant, mischievous, tragic and hilarious, Nearly Lear is a personal journey into the heart of the original play.

Written and performed by Susanna, directed by Edith Tankus with initial development in association with Emma Rice and Mike Shepperd, the play has been performed around the world, from venues in Toronto and Aberdeen to the Kennedy Centre and the Sydney Opera House. It has also won the IPAY Victor Award for Outstanding Production.

Tickets for Nearly Lear cost £15, with £10 tickets available for concessions, and must be purchased at the door in cash. There will also be a cash bar from 7pm onwards.