Flock of Theatrical Sheep Perform Shakespeare’s King Lear to Human Audience

These shaggy thespians are getting ready to put on a baa-rilliant adaptation of King Lear, hiding behind the curtain before they took to the stage of the Courtyard Theatre in London's Hoxton district. Spirited co-star Alasdair Saksena, who plays the title role of King Lear, got up in front of a crowd of dozens rings by 9 costumed sheep actors and actresses to perform the Shakespearean play. Overcoming theatrical conventions, the new adaptation of the famous 17th century play directed by writer Missouri Williams featured a fence to keep the livestock pull the wool over the audience’s eyes.