Susanna Hamnett Nearly Lear



What if the great and tragic story of King Lear were to be told through the eyes of his closest companion? In this award-winning, one-woman tour-de-force, Susanna Hamnett plays the Fool – and every other character – to tell a very personal story that is by turns poignant, mischievous, tragic, and hilarious. Exuberant and unexpected, Nearly Lear has toured widely and internationally to both critical and audience acclaim. 'More wit, mischief and sheer playfulness than you can legally pack into 80 minutes of live theatre!' (Press and Journal, Aberdeen). 'A virtuosic performer' (New York Times).

This show was part of our Edinburgh Fringe 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Programme