Human: Not only is Shakespeare, His Wife, and the Dog a treat for all theatre aficionados, it is also clever, emotional and wonderfully acted.
There is a heartbreaking majesty to this Talawa Theatre production and in this anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, and with more Lears on the way, Don Warrington sets the bar very high. His Lear is every inch a King.
Talawa Theatre Company has been making theatre since 1986 and to mark their 30th anniversary year, and to commemorate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death artistic director Michael Buffong returns to the play he first directed in 1994, King Lear. In this co-production between Talawa Theatre, Manchester’s Royal Exchange and Birmingham Rep, Don Warrington steps into the royal breaches and takes on the title role.