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Directed by Nancy Meckler.
Nancy is the founder and former Artistic Director of renowned theatre company Shared Experience.
Her numerous productions for them include the award-winning Anna Karenina, Heartbreak House, True West, The Birthday Party, The Bacchae and Orestes.
She has also directed at major venues including the RSC, Royal Court and Almeida, and is a former associate director of Hampstead Theatre and Leicester Haymarket.
In 1981, she was the first woman to direct a major production at the National Theatre, with Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Part of Emma Rice’s Summer of Love Season.
Note: the play will be broadcast live from Shakespeare's Globe on 21 September 2017 to cinamas across the UK and Ireland.
King Lear has three daughters, but no sons.
Boldly, he makes a decision to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions.
His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute.
As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.
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London SE1 9DT
Performance days & times
Yard (standing) £5
Gallery (seated) £20 - £45
Booking starts as follows:
Advance Priority Booking: Wednesday 4th January at 10am
Friends Priority Booking: Monday 9th January at 10am
Public Booking: Monday 30th January at 10am
Audio‑Described Performance ‑ Saturday 2 September, 2.00pm
Relaxed Performance ‑ Thursday 14 September, 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted Performance ‑ Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance ‑ Saturday 7 October, 2.00pm
Emily Bruni - Goneril
Louisa Beadel - Ensemble / Musician
Burt Caesar - Gloucester
Ralph Davis - Edmund
Joshua James - Edgar
Kevin R McNally - Lear
Chris Nayak - Oswald
Loren O'Dair - Fool
Thomas Padden - Albany
Saskia Reeves - Kent
Sirine Saba - Regan
Faz Singhateh - Cornwall
Kenton Thomas - Ensemble
Buom Tihngang - France
Anjana Vasan - Cordelia
Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Simon Slater
Director: Nancy Meckler
Designer: Rosanna Vize
Lighting: Anna Watson
Sound: Matthew Matt McKenzie
Fight director: Philip d'Orléans
Movement: Shona Morris