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RSC Academy Company Confirms "King Lear" at Young Vic
It is now confirmed that Royal Shakespeare Company Academy will present King Lear, by William Shakespeare, at the Young Vic Theatre from 23rd Oct to 9th Nov 02. (Public booking opens 17th June 02)
Directed by Declan Donnellan, this is the RSC Academy's inaugural production and is performed by a company of 16 young actors, all of whom have graduated from drama schools this year.
It is designed by Nick Ormerod, with lighting by Judith Greenwood.
Before coming to London the production will run in The Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 23rd Sep to 12th Oct 02 and Newcastle Playhouse 15th to 19th Oct 02
The RSC Academy is being created to develop full training and educational programmes in classical theatre for young people, members of the RSC and the wider world. As director of the Academy¹s inaugural production, Declan Donnellan will train and direct a company of 16 actors, all of whom have graduated from drama schools this year.
Declan Donnellan¹s work with Shakespeare is probably best known from his acclaimed partnership with Nick Ormerod for Cheek by Jowl. Other work by Declan Donnellan includes "School for Scandal" (RST 1999), "Homebody/Kabul" (Cheek by Jowl 2002) and "Angels In America" (RNT 1991) both by Tony Kushner , "The Winter´s Tale" (Maly Theatre of St Petersburg), "Le Cid" (Avignon Festival), and "Boris Godunov" (Russian Theatre Confederation).