Dan Colley, Riverbank Arts Centre and Mermaid Arts, Ireland

Lost Lear

by Dan Colley

All at once fast paced and thought-provoking, Lost Lear lands us into the world of Joy, a woman with dementia, who is being cared for through a method where people live inside an old memory.

Following the national and international tour of
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Dan Colley and his company have turned their sights on a very (very) loose adaptation of King Lear, examining the self and that part of us that's inaccessible to others.

Who is it that can tell me who I am?
— King Lear, Act I Scene IV

For ages 14+

This show contains references to dementia and Alzheimer's.

Supported by the Arts Council
| An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Fishamble: The New Play Company New Play Clinic.

Directed by Dan Colley

Composed by Daniel McAuley

Set Design: Andrew Clancy

Lighting Design: Suzie Cummins

Costume Design: Cherie White

Sound Design: Kevin Gleeson

AV design: Ross Ryder

Performed by Venetia Bowe, Peter Daly, Manus Halligan


Project Arts Centre (Cube)


28-29 Sept. 7.45pm


28-29 Sept. 7.45pm
30 Sept. 7.45pm
4-7 Oct. 7.45pm
1 & 8 Oct, 2.45pm & 7.45pm
2 Oct. 2.45pm


€15 -€25

Talking Theatre

5 Oct, post-show.
With Dan Colley and members of the company.

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