A BRAND new retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear will be screened at 7pm on Thursday, January 25, in the Richard Whiteley Theatre at Giggleswick.

Nancy Meckler’s production of King Lear at Shakespeare’s Globe in London has been described as being ‘intelligent and sensitive’ whilst the performance of Kevin R McNally in the title role drew critical acclaim.

The story follows King Lear who has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly he makes a decision to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions.

His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.

Captured live at the Globe last summer, King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.

As her directorial debut at the Globe, Nancy Meckler brought 22 years’ experience as artistic director of Shared Experience to the production as well as numerous credits at the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.

Tickets cost £13 (concessions £11) in advance or £15 (concessions £13) on the door.

To book tickets, visit giggleswick.org.uk/rwt or ring 01729 893180.