King Lear - National Theatre, The Olivier Theatre

Olivier Theatre, National, London
King Lear - National Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National, London
Our Review 5 / 5

Cast includes: Simon Russell Beale An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing.

Opening date |
14th January 2014
Available until |
2nd July 2014
Categories |
William Shakespeare
Sam Mendes

Olivier Theatre, National Venue Information

Olivier Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review of King Lear - National Theatre


King Lear is, typically, a leading actor's date with destiny: one of those titanic roles that they aspire to playing one day – but not too soon. When Derek Jacobi took the part at the Donmar Warehouse three years ago, he told one interviewer: "If you've got ambitions to do the classics, you jump the Hamlet hoop. And then when you're old you do the Lear hoop. I've always felt slightly young for it." But at the age of 72, he finally felt ready: "I just feel that I needed to be... Read more

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