King Lear - The Old Vic

King Lear - The Old Vic

A quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to play King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, alongside an outstanding company including Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling.

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King Lear - The Old Vic running time: 
3 hours 30 minutes
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About King Lear - The Old Vic:

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.

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)
King Lear - The Old Vic Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Friday, 4 November, 2016
Available from: 
Friday, 2 December, 2016
Closes: 
Saturday, 3 December, 2016
Booking to: 
Friday, 2 December, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.00pm
Tuesday-7.00pm
Wednesday1.00pm7.00pm
Thursday-7.00pm
Friday-7.00pm
Saturday1.00pm7.00pm
Sunday--

Old Vic Theatre

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

King Lear - The Old Vic Customer reviews

Our King Lear - The Old Vic Review

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... Read more

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