Event The Shadow King
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Venue Merlyn Theatre, Southbank, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Festival 2013
First Date 11 October 2013
Opening Date 15 October 2013
Last Date 27 October 2013
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Epic and provocative, The Shadow King reworks Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy King Lear as a sprawling, blood-soaked tale of two Indigenous families in Australia’s north. Probing our understanding of kinship and country, it weaves a parable that echoes our nation’s history.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Indigenous
Subjects Betrayal
Indigenous Australian
Name Function Notes
Jada Alberts Actor
Jimi Bani Actor
Kamaki Djordon Actor
Frances Djulibing Actor
Djamangi Gaykamangu Actor
Rarriwuy Hick Actor
Tom E. Lewis Actor
Natasha Wanganeen Actor
Michael Kantor Adaptor
Tom E. Lewis Adaptor
Ruby Langton-Batty Costume Designer
Michael Kantor Director
Marion Potts Dramaturg
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Iain Grandage Musical Advisor
John Rodgers Musical Director
William Shakespeare Playwright
Ruby Langton-Batty Properties Master
Paul Jackson Set Designer
Michael Kantor Set Designer
David Miller Set Designer
Kelly Ryall Sound Designer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian international arts festival.
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Event Identifier 105428