The Serpent's Tooth

The Serpent's Tooth

The Serpent's Tooth

Almeida Theatre
Directed by Michael Buffong
Produced by Almeida Theatre

In an unstable nation, vulnerable to violence, what form will justice take?

King Lear and his family are dead, and in the aftermath of a cruel war the country is at a crossroads. As lawlessness descends, an
imprisoned traitor awaits his fate. 

A prominent diplomat arrives to oversee the trial of this infamous prisoner. But with the guards resisting his authority and the threat of invasion growing outside, the visitor’s purpose begins to unravel.

Staged in the atmospheric basement of Shoreditch Town Hall, this potent finale to King Lear brings the audience face-to-face with a nation’s struggle for power.