King Lear - National Theatre

Olivier Theatre, National
West End

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.

William Shakespeare
Sam Mendes
King Lear - National Theatre Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review

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... Read more

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