RSC to transfer King Lear & The Seagull to London


RSC to transfer King Lear & The Seagull to London

The Royal Shakespeare Company are to transfer their Stratford-Upon-Avon productions of King Lear and The Seagull to West End's New London Theatre - playing in repertoire from 12 Nov 2007

Public Booking opens from September 2007.

Both productions, directed by Trevor Nunn, will transfer with original cast including Ian McKellen and Frances Barber.

King Lear
by William Shakespeare, directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin. cast includes: Ian Mckellen (King Lear ), Ben Addis (King Of France), Frances Barber (Goneril), Adam Booth (1st Knight), Zoe Boyle (Goneril's Lady In Waiting), Russell Byrne (Doctor), Naomi Capron (Servant ), Monica Dolan (Regan), Romola Garai(Cordelia), William Gaunt (Gloucester), Richard Goulding (2nd Knight), Julian Harries (Albany ), John Heffernan (Oswald), Peter Hinton (Duke Of Burgundy), Jonathan Hyde (Kent), Melanie Jessop (3rd Servant), Gerald Kyd (Servant), Seymour Matthews (Curan), Sylvester Mccoy (Fool), Ben Meyjes (Edgar), David Weston (Gentleman), Guy Williams (Cornwall), Philip Winchester (Edmund). Lear, King of Britain, decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. When Cordelia refuses to make a public declaration of love for her father she is disinherited and married to the King of France without a dowry. The Earl of Kent is banished by Lear for daring to defend her. The two elder daughters, Goneril and Regan, and their husbands inherit the kingdom.

 

The Seagull
by Anton Chekhov, directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin. cast includes: Frances Barber (Arkadina), Ian McKellen and William Gaunt will share the role of Sorin; Ben Addis (Servant), Adam Booth (Estate Worker), Zoe Boyle (Arkadina's Maid), Russell Byrne (Servant), Naomi Capron (Cook), Monica Dolan (Masha), Romola Garai (Nina), Richard Goulding (Konstantin), Julian Harries (Estate Worker ), John Heffernan (Estate Worker), Peter Hinton (Yakov), Jonathan Hyde (Dr Dorn), Melanie Jessop (Polina), Gerald Kyd (Trigorin), Seymour Matthews (Old Servant), Ben Meyjes (Medvedenko), David Weston (Butler), Guy Williams (Shamrayev), Philip Winchester (Estate Worker). Entwines comic and tragic situations in the lives of a famous actress, her son and their lovers. As the young strive for fulfilment, their older counterparts look back to youthful dreams that remain unfulfilled.

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