The cast of King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre includes Kirsty Bushell (Regan), Richard Clews (Gentleman Informer / Old Man), James Corrigan (Edmund), Sinéad Cusack (Kent), John Hastings (Curan / Doctor), Anthony Howell (Albany), Lloyd Hutchinson (Fool), Jake Mann (Burgundy / Lear’s Knight), Michael Matus (Oswald), Ian McKellen (King Lear), James Millard, Johanne Murdock, Jessica Murrain, Claire Price (Goneril), Daniel Rabin (Cornwall), Caleb Roberts (King of France), Scott Sparrow (Albany’s Man), Luke Thompson (Edgar), Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia), John Vernon and Danny Webb (Gloucester).
Two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.
Tender, brutal, moving and epic, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.
£5 tickets are available as part of Chichester Festival Theatre’s Prologue scheme for 16-25 year olds. Tickets can be purchased on the day of performance in person from the Duke of York’s Box Office, when proof of age ID will be required.
King Lear will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday 27th September with National Theatre Live. NT Live currently screens to 2500 venues across 60 countries.
ATG Productions, Chichester Festival Theatre, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions present Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of King Lear by William Shakespeare which is directed by Jonathan Munby, designed by Paul Wills with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben Ringham and Max Ringham, with movement direction by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Kate Waters.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Munby
Duke of York’s Theatre
St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
First performance: 11th July 2018
Final performance: 3rd November 2018
Opening Night: 26th July 2018
Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 7pm
Saturday matinee at 1.30pm
Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes including one interval
Box office details:
Telephone: 020 8544 7469
Prices from: £25 (Prologue tickets for 16-25 year olds are £5)
No late admittance