King Lear

The Old Vic, London
King Lear - Old Vic
The Old Vic, London
Our Review 4 / 5

Leading an outstanding company, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to the stage to play King Lear, a quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics.

Written during a period of great social upheaval, Shakespeares brutal masterpiece is arguably the greatest tragedy ever written. The fatal consequences of a foolish decision are explored in haunting poetry to create one of the most moving works in the English language.

Written during a period of great social upheaval, Shakespeare’s brutal masterpiece is arguably the greatest tragedy ever written. The fatal consequences of a foolish decision are explored in haunting poetry to create one of the most moving works in the English language.

Previews from |
25th October 2016
Opening date |
4th November 2016
Booking from |
27th October 2020
Available until |
3rd December 2016
Closes |
3rd December 2016
Categories |
By:
William Shakespeare
Producer:
The Old Vic
Director:
Deborah Warner
Lighting:
Jean Kalman
Sound:
Mel Mercier
Design:
Jean Kalman & Deborah Warner
Costume:
Zeb Lalljee
Cast list:
Glenda Jackson (King Lear), Jane Horrocks (Regan), Rhys Ifans (Fool), Simon Manyonda (Edmond), Harry Melling (Edgar), Celia Imrie (Goneril), Morfydd Clark (Cordelia), William Chubb (Albany)

The Old Vic Venue Information

Address:
The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Customer reviews

Our Review of King Lear - Old Vic

4/5

Just three years ago the Old Vic created a Shakespearean debacle when it offered up a production of Much Ado About Nothing with Vanessa Redgrave, then in her mid-70s, and James Earl Jones, in his early-80s, as the courting romantics Beatrice and Benedick. Michael Billington was moved to declare in a one-star review for The Guardian, "I am the last person to complain about senior citizens being given free rein. Read more

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