Father and daughter star in King Lear at The Cockpit
Darker Purpose Theatre presents King Lear, by William Shakespeare, at The Cockpit Theatre in north London, from 6 to 29 March 2014.
The play will star David Ryall as King Lear, with his daughter Charlie Ryall in the role of Cordelia. Other members of the cast include Dominic Kelly (Edgar), Michael Luke Walsh (Edmund), Wendy Morgan (Goneril), Nikki Leigh Scott (Regan), Dan MacLane (Kent), Stephen Christos (Gloucester), Ryan Wichert (Fool), Adam Drew, Ian Hallard, Anna Hawkes, Sanee Patell, Imogen Ryall, Alex Vendittelli, Karl Williams.
King Lear is directed by Lewis Reynolds, designed by Alexander McPherson, lighting by Davy Cunningham, sound by John Leonard and Philip Matejtschuk. This production is being staged the month prior to the 450th celebrations of Shakespeare’s birth on 23rd April.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. The play is an exploration of redemption through suffering.