King Lear to transfer to West End
Monday 12 February 2018
London West End - Shakespeare - Shows
Chichester Festival Theatre announce the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear, with a cast including Ian McKellen as Lear - tickets now on sale from ActDrop.
Image: Chichester Festival Theatre
Following its sold-out run at the Minerva last autumn, King Lear will run for a strictly limited period at the Duke of York's Theatre from 11 July to 3 November 2018.
King Lear will be the third Festival 2017 production to transfer to London this year, following the musical Caroline, Or Change at Hampstead Theatre (12 March - 21 April) and James Graham's Quiz at the West End's Noël Coward Theatre (31 March - 16 June).
Tickets for King Lear are available now from £32 - see the tickets link below.
With its intimate staging, this contemporary, dystopian production places audiences at the centre of the storm as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.
Sir Ian McKellen (King Lear
Kirsty Bushell (Regan)
Richard Clews (Gentleman Informer / Old Man)
Sinéad Cusack (Kent)
John Hastings (Curan / Doctor)
Jake Mann (Burgundy / Lear's Knight)
Michael Matus (Oswald)
Caleb Roberts (King of France)
Danny Webb (Gloucester)
James Corrigan (Edmund)
Anthony Howell (Albany)
Lloyd Hutchinson (Fool)
Claire Price (Goneril)
Daniel Rabin (Cornwall)
Scott Sparrow (Albany's Man)
Luke Thompson (Edgar)
Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia)
Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Jonathan Munby
Production: Chichester Festival Theatre
From: Wednesday 11 July 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 November 2018
Standard: From £32
ActDrop full listing for King Lear