It’s been a while since Combined Actors of Cambridge entered a play for the Cambridge Drama Festival, so it’s high time we were back! This year we present “Lear’s Daughters” by the Women’s Drama Group. I’ve seen this play a couple of times in festivals and it’s always intrigued me, so I’m really enjoying the opportunity to work with a cast of wonderful women as together we shape our version of the story. It’s a prequel to King Lear – looking at the lives of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia as children, adolescents and young women, and tracing some of the events and influences which may have formed the adult women we see in Shakespeare’s play. We also meet the Nanny and the Fool – which explains why the play is full of knock knock jokes. So maybe it’s not quite what you might be expecting! Chris Avery, Director.

Production dates
Sawston 22nd March, Cambridge 27th April

Venue
Sawston Drama Festival, Marven Centre, Sawston.
Cambridge Drama Festival, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge.

Cast list – Lears Daughters
Cast list

  • GonerilIzzy Rees
  • ReganCarla Keen
  • CordeliaSarah Middle
  • NurseTracy James
  • FoolAlex Priestley
  • Cast list – Lears DaughtersCast list
  • GonerilIzzy Rees
  • ReganCarla Keen
  • CordeliaSarah Middle
  • NurseTracy James
  • FoolAlex Priestley