Event The Shadow King
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Venue Darwin Amphitheatre (George's Green), Darwin, NT
Umbrella Event Darwin Festival 2014
First Date 19 August 2014
Opening Date 19 August 2014
Last Date 22 August 2014
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description From the seeds of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, King Lear, emerges an explosive Northern Territory reinterpretation – the tale of a community divided by greed, pride and ambition. Epic and provocative, The Shadow King reworks Shakespeare’s timeless story as a sprawling, blood-soaked tale of two Indigenous families in Australia’s north. Probing our understanding of kinship, country and belonging, this majestic and physical contemporary retelling weaves a parable that echoes our nation’s history and speaks to the current circumstances in Indigenous Australia.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Indigenous
Subjects Betrayal
Indigenous Australian
Name Function Notes
Ruby Langton-Batty Costume Designer
Michael Kantor Creator
Tom E. Lewis Creator
Michael Kantor Director
Melodie Reynolds-Diarra Director
Marion Potts Dramaturg
Natasha Gadd Filmmaker
Rhys Graham Filmmaker
Murray Lui Filmmaker
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Iain Grandage Musical Advisor
John Rogers Musical Arranger
John Rogers Musical Director
Selwyn Burns Musician
Jida Gulpilil Musician
Bart Willoughby Musician
Jada Alberts Performer
Jimi Bani Performer
Frances Djulibing Performer
Rarriwuy Hick Performer
Damion Hunter Performer
Kamahi King Performer
Tom E. Lewis Performer
Djakapurra Munyarryun Performer
Natasha Wanganeen Performer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Paul Jackson Set Designer
Michael Kantor Set Designer
David Miller Set Designer
Kelly Ryall Sound Designer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Production contains the following Indigenous languages: Yumpla Tok (Torres Strait Creole) Kala Lagaw Ya (Torres Strait Creole) Gupapuyngu (Yolnga) Katherine Kriol Baard
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Darwin Festival
Event Identifier 119956