King Lear with Sheep

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Time Out says

The stars have aligned on this one: not only is there a director mad enough to try 'King Lear With Sheep' out, they've also found a theatre mad enough to host it. Yes, apparently there are actually real live sheep (in tiny costumes!) in this riff on Shakespeare's play. They presumably bleet their way through one of the Bard's most tragic of tragedies, unless writer-director Missouri Williams has managed to teach them how to talk. 'King Lear With Sheep' follows Alasdair Saksena as he pleads with his flock to make amends and get back on rehearsing 'King Lear'. Baaaaaaaarmy.

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The bard gets replaced by the baaard in Missouri Williams’ eccentric production at The Courtyard Theatre. Yes, that's right there's actual sheep on stage - but this mutinous mutton don't want to listen to what their ranting Director (Alasdair Saksena) has to say. Whilst there’s plenty of sheep thrills in this ewe-nique premise, its short running time and lack of ideas beyond its main gimmick mean that it doesn’t quite bleat the competition.