Cast update for King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse


Cast update for William Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Michael Grandage, which opens at the Donmar Warehouse 7 Dec 2010, following previews from 3 Dec - running to 5 Feb 2011, before embarking on a UK tour.

Joining previously mentioned Derek Jacobi as King Lear, are Gina McKee, Justine Mitchell, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ron Cook, Michael Hadley, Paul Jesson.

An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child's love rejected. As Lear's world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question.

King Lear will broadcast worldwide to over 22 countries on 3 February 2011. It will be part of National Theatre Live’s second season. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s initiative to broadcast live performances to cinemas worldwide.

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