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King Lear | Globe Tickets

King Lear | Globe Tickets

London
10 Jun 2022 - 24 Jul 2022

King Lear | Globe Information

Kathryn Hunter reprises her acclaimed performance in Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Globe as part of the Southbank theatre’s 25th anniversary season. King Lear tickets are available on London Theatre now.

The King Lear play follows a dramatic family feud which spirals out of control. But decisions made between a father and his children won't just affect their relationships. Their conversations could change the world. As King Lear gives up his empire, he divides it amongst his daughters and claims the one who loves him the most will be rewarded with more land. But how do you measure a qualitative state? Expectedly, chaos ensues, and the balance of power shifts in unexpected ways.

William Shakespeare’s King Lear play is often performed worldwide, including a notable 2018 production of King Lear starring Ian McKellen. But for this production, the King Lear character is turned on its head, as a woman steps into the lead role. The seemingly shapeshifting actor Kathryn Hunter reprises the monarch role, a role she first played in 1997, 25 years ago. Hunter’s joined by Shakespeare’s Globe artistic director Michelle Terry as Cordelia and the Fool.

King Lear in London reunites Hunter with director Helena Kaut-Howson, co-founder of theatre company Complicité and Marcello Magni. You’d be a fool to miss King Lear in London this summer. Experience King Lear in the home of Shakespeare in Britain.

Tickets to King Lear are available now. Book your King Lear tickets on London Theatre today.

A family feud tears apart a kingdom in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear in the Globe Theatre this Summer.

When the aged King relinquishes his empire, he divides it amongst his three daughters, promising the largest share to the one who professes to love him the most. But when the balance of power transfers to the next generation, Lear is cast out by those he trusts, embarking on a maddening quest for self-knowledge and reconciliation.

A nightmarish family drama of global proportions, King Lear forces us to face our own humanity and the profound need for compassion.

Twenty-five years after their original, ground-breaking production, internationally lauded director, Helena Kaut-Howson, co-founder of theatre company Complicité, Marcello Magni, and ‘one of the greatest stage actors alive’ (Vanity Fair), Kathryn Hunter reunite to bring King Lear to a new generation. Kathryn reclaims the title role, with the Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry as Cordelia and the Fool.

‘The oldest hath borne most: we that are young
Shall never see so much, nor live so long’
Act V, scene 3

Run time

Approx 3 hours including interval.

Opening date

June 10th, 2022

Closing date

July 24th, 2022

Categories

Play

Venue

Globe Theatre

Age

We do not have age limits on our production. Some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

Cast and creative

By: William Shakespeare
Cast list: Kathryn Hunter, Michelle Terry, Marcello Magni, Ryan Donaldson, Emma Ernest, Max Keeble, Glyn Pritchard, Marianne Oldham, Ann Ogbomo, Mark Jax and Diego Matamoros
Design: Pawel Dobrzycki

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