Sydney Festival presents
The Shadow King
The greatest of all epics about nation, is finally an epic about our nation. Bringing together the country’s finest creative talents including Tom E. Lewis (The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith) and Jimi Bani (Mabo) this majestic and physical reworking of Shakespeare’s King Lear employs the timeless tragedy to speak to the history and current circumstances of Indigenous Australia.
The Shadow King features an all Indigenous cast including Jada Alberts, Selwyn Burns, Frances Djulibing, Jida Gulpilil, Rarriwuy Hick, Damion Hunter, Kamahi Djordon King, Natasha Wanganeen and Bart Willoughby. Working across cultures and generations, The Shadow King is unmissable theatre of a scale and significance to match the land upon which it is made.
Duration 90 minutes (no interval)
Co-created by Tom E. Lewis & Michael Kantor
Directed by Michael Kantor
DateRange 23 - 26 JAN 2014
Dates THU 23 & FRI 24 JAN 8PM
SAT 25 JAN 2PM & 8PM
SUN 26 JAN 5PM
Ticketing SAVE UP TO 15% AS PART OF A MULTIPACK
$56 - $62