King Lear

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR Gregory Doran
DESIGNER Niki Turner
THEATRE Barbican Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Royal Shakespeare Company RSC
DESCRIPTION
Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

Following a run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, King Lear will transfer to London's Barbican for a limited season from 10 November - 23 December 2016.
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Country: United Kingdom

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Eke Chukwu | Soldier
Actor
Natalie Simpson | Cordelia
Actor
Paapa Essiedu | Edmund
Actor
Marieme Diouf | Lady
Actor
Marcus Griffiths | France
Actor
Theo Ogundipe | Burgundy
Actor
Actor
Antony Sher | King Lear
Actor
Romayne Andrews | Soldier
Actor
James Cooney | Soldier
Actor
Actor
Kevin N Golding | Curan
Actor
Byron Mondahl | Oswald
Actor
James Clyde | Cornwall
Actor
Graham Turner | Fool
Actor
David Troughton | Gloucester
Actor
Clarence Smith | Albany
Actor
Actor
Kelly Williams | Regan
Actor
Antony Byrne | Kent
Actor
Nia Gwynne | Ganeril
Actor
Actor

Creatives

Director | Gregory Doran
Playwright | William Shakespeare
Designer | Niki Turner

PHOTOS

THEATRES

Barbican Theatre, 10/11/2016 - 23/12/2016
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 20/08/2016 - 15/10/2016

THEATRE COMPANIES

STORYLINE

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted.