King Lear - RSC

Barbican, London
King Lear RSC
Barbican, London

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he decides to divide his kingdom among his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Allowing vanity to cloud his judgement, he believes he can relinquish the crown while enjoying 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 he has taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront his mistakes. Sher, who has made a series of classical stage roles his own, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982, playing the Fool in a production of King Lear that transferred from Stratford-upon-Avon to the Barbican. Today he revisits both stages in the title part. 


Opening date |
15th November 2016
Booking from |
19th October 2021
Available until |
9th December 2016
Closes |
23rd December 2016
Categories |
Willaim Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Company
Gregory Doran

Barbican Venue Information

Barbican, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
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