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Drama grads come back to Bristol

29 September 2006

An innovative production of King Lear, directed by Bristol drama graduate Paul Stebbings (BA 1977) for international musical theatre company TNT, is one of the highlights of the new autumn season at the Wickham Theatre.

An innovative production of King Lear, directed by Bristol drama graduate Paul Stebbings (BA 1977) for international musical theatre company TNT, is one of the highlights of the new autumn season at the Wickham Theatre.

TNT tour works by Shakespeare and other classics internationally, and have a significant reputation for their intelligent approach. This latest production seamlessly integrates live music, as it would have done originally at The Globe. TNT allows Shakespeare’s remarkable language to breathe whilst using music to heighten the emotional response. The score includes cello, violin, percussion and stunning five-part harmony. This production has won acclaim from both the public and critics alike across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. The role of Lear is played by veteran Royal Shakespear Company actor Anthony Pedley.

TNT was founded in 1980 by graduates of the department, and this is a rare return visit.