The Cordelia Dream

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The Tivoli Theatre
34 - 48 Guild Street
AB11 6NB

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

  • Dates & Booking

    Oct. 22, 2020 7:30pm

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  • Ticket Info

    Standard - From £12.00 - £18.00

    Concession - From £10.00 - £16.00

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