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.
King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre with Ian McKellen

Image: Chichester Festival Theatre


Chichester Festival Theatre have announced the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear, with a cast including Ian McKellen as Lear.


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.


Synopsis


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.

Cast


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)

James Millard

Johanne Murdock

Jessica Murrain

Claire Price (Goneril)

Daniel Rabin (Cornwall)

Scott Sparrow (Albany's Man)

Luke Thompson (Edgar)

Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia)

John Vernon


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Jonathan Munby
Production: Chichester Festival Theatre

Venue


Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4BG

Dates


From: Wednesday 11 July 2018

Closes: Saturday 3 November 2018

Tickets


Standard: From £32


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Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for King Lear

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