Malthouse Theatre – Shadow King

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The Shadow King is a majestic and timeless reworking of Shakespeare’s King Lear that speaks to the history and current circumstances of Indigenous Australia.


Co-Created by Michael Kantor and Tom E. Lewis

Directed by Michael Kantor

Associate Director: Melodie Reynolds-Diarra

Set Design: Paul Jackson, Michael Kantor & David Miller

Costume & Props Design Ruby Langton-Batty

Lighting Design: Paul Jackson

Sound Design: Kelly Ryall

Film: Natasha Gadd, Rhys Graham & Murray Lui

Music Consultant: Iain Grandage

Musical Arrangements and Direction: John Rodgers

Dramaturgy: Marion Potts

Cast: Jada Alberts, Jimi Bani, Frances Djulibing, Rarriwuy Hick, Damion Hunter, Kamahi Djordon King, Tom E Lewis, Natasha Wanganeen

Band: Selwyn Burns, Jida Gulpilil, Bart Willoughby

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Malthouse Theatre is a theatre company, a creative site and an engine for change. We produce thrilling multi-form works that tackle the big questions. Based in Melbourne, Australia we provoke audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

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