Digital artist Darius Powell created three animated collages based on the responses to King Lear's phrase "Let me not be mad" that we received after a public callout in 2013. These collages will inform Darius's digital designs for our upcoming production Lear/Cordelia, which pilots in Derby and Leicester in Autumn 2016.

Between July and September 2013, you sent us your creative responses to King Lear's phrase "Let me not be mad". We received the fantastic photographs, videos, audio recordings and poems below. All of these responses inspired Darius's animated collages above. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Aaron Kelly Adaire to Dance Students
Adam Buss Adrian Farmer Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Amy-Lee Winfield Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous (from Word document) Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous (from PDF) Ben Spiller
Christopher Lydon Clare Snape (from Word document) Daniel David Webber (from Word document) Darius Powell Darren Daly (from PDF) Daryn (from Word document) Daryn Shepherd (from Word document) David Payne David Talbot David Talbot Emma Fitzpatrick Family Daunt Firecatcher Gary Carr Gloria GOD Photography
Grace Guntis Brazma (from PDF) Guntis Brazma (from Word document) Guntis Brazma Guntis Brazma Guntis Brazma Guntis Brazma Inda Brazma Inda Brazma Inda Brazma James Lydon
Jane Upton
Jane Upton Jemma Radford (from Word document) Jen (from Word document)
Joan Jude Lynex Julia Damassa Kate Lytisha (from Word document) Miranda Heath Oliver (from PDF) Pictographik Ray Gumbley Rebecca Anderson (from Word document) Rebecca Saw Roger (from PDF) Sally Barker Sam Firecatcher Sam Firecatcher Sam Firecatcher Sam Firecatcher Sam Firecatcher Sam Firecatcher Sam Firecatcher Sam Firecatcher Sarah Bratby Sarah Bratby Sebah Sophie
Thomas Campbell Tom Pritchard Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher (from Word document) Tony Fisher (from Word document) Tony Fisher (from Word document) Tony Fisher (from Word document) Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Tony Fisher Valerie Viv (from PDF)

Let Me Not Be Mad was one of three strands of research that we conducted into King Lear and dementia.

We developed our research into a work-in-progress performance, which took place at Derby Theatre Studio on Friday 6 December 2013.

For more details on all three strands of our research and how we plan to turn them into a new theatre production inspired by Shakespeare's play click here.

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