King Lear


Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby's explosive revival of Shakespeare's epic tragedy moves to the West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen.
King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre with Ian McKellen

Image: Chichester Festival Theatre


Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy
Venue: Duke of York's Theatre
Started: Wednesday 11 July 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 November 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby's explosive revival of Shakespeare's epic tragedy moves to the West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom.

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.

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Theatre


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Postal address:
St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4BG

Box office tel: 0844 871 3051

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 11 July 2018

Press night:Thursday 26 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 3 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 1-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
From £32

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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

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