Tragedy a triumph
WELL done to all those involved in the fabulous presentation of King Lear by the Coffs Harbour Amateur Theatrical Society (CHATS).
We attended the first performance and were enormously impressed with how a shoestring budget enterprise such as CHATS can put forward such an entertaining rendition of one of Shakespeare's most difficult tragedies.
All the performances were fabulous, but Marcus Baynes-Rock as the Fool was especially good, as was Alex Hood's portrayal of the blinded Gloucester.
Greed, deceit, betrayal, regret - King Lear it has it all.
Cheers to all the crew at CHATS. We realise what effort and enterprise it must have taken to put on such a complex play but please do some more Shakespeare.
Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Othello, etc. and don't forget the comedies.
Well done and applause to all.
PETER LEAN AND SHALLA THOMAS