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King Lear


King Lear has 3 daughters. 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.
King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy

Director:
Nancy Meckler

Author:
William Shakespeare

Music:
Simon Slater

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


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?


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Note: the play will be broadcast live from Shakespeare's Globe on 21 September 2017 to cinamas across the UK and Ireland.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


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Postal address:
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

Box office tel: 020 7401 9919

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 10 August 2017

Closes:Saturday 14 October 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:

Tickets


Standard:

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


Concessions:
Under 18s - £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre

Access information


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


Cast


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


Creatives


Director: Nancy Meckler
Designer: Rosanna Vize
Lighting: Anna Watson
Sound: Matthew Matt McKenzie
Fight director: Philip d'OrlĂ©ans
Movement: Shona Morris

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