King Lear goes on tour in the UK with sheep instead of human actors 5 years ago

King Lear goes on tour in the UK with sheep instead of human actors

Ewe won't baaaahhhh-lieve what's going on in this UK theatre.

Not that we want to ram too many sheep-based puns down your throat, but hopefully all's wool that ends wool for the London production of King Lear with Sheep.

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You have to marvel at the shear ingenuity of the production, as lead actor Alasdair Saksena is tormented by a cast of eight muttonous sheep, with audience members sitting around on hay bales and being entertained by the woolly fellowsheep.

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The press release reads: King Lear with Sheep is an experimental re-evaluation of its famous predecessor that overturns theatrical conventions through the startling and revolutionary device of costumed sheep. Sheep! In tiny costumes!

If you're in London and fancy heading along, tickets are only a £10 or £8 with concessions. Good to see they're not trying to fleece their audience.