The Cordelia Dream

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The Cordelia Dream

  • Thursday 22 October

  • Tivoli Theatre

  • 7:30pm

  • £18.00 - £12.00

  • Drama

A Royal Shakespeare Company commission

Marina Carr

The Cordelia Dream


buried inside you, deeply it must be, irretrievably buried, lies Lear”


Haunted by her dream of Cordelia and Lear, a woman confronts an elderly man, her lifelong antagonist and rival. During their passionate altercation he dismisses her success as a composer and demands she make the ultimate sacrifice: for him to flourish she, his protégée, must be silent.

Five years later, she returns for a final and devastating encounter.

Penned by the multi-award winning author of West-End hit ‘By The Bog of Cats’, comes this timely play of familial love and rivalry. Tom Neill, known for his work with Blackeyed and Original Theatre Companies, directs a cast and creative team that includes national award-winning stage designer Victoria Spearing.

A rare chance to see this exemplary modern drama on its first tour since the play’s première.



Carr has an extraordinary ability to move between the mythic and the real’ GUARDIAN

A blistering beauty of a play’ NEW YORK TIMES

Tom Neill is spot on… a treat of a production’ WEST END EXTRA

  • Thu 22 Oct 7:30 PM £18.00/£16.00/£12.00

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