King Lear divides his Kingdom between his daughters according to a declaration of their love for him. His eldest Goneril and Regan exaggerate their affection and inherit. His youngest daughter Cordelia speaks only the truth and is banished. So begins the tragedy of King Lear, whose dignity, sanity and finally life are torn from him by a self-seeking younger generation, ambitious for his power. What is love, what is madness, what is truth - Shakespeare explores these questions together with many others in King Lear, widely considered to be his greatest tragedy.Performers Kevin McNally (Lear), Emily Bruni (Goneril), Louisa Beade (Ensemble/Musician), Burt Caesar (Gloucester), Ralph Davis (Edmund), Joshua James (Edgar), Christopher Nayak (Oswald), Loren O'Dair (Fool), Thomas Padden (Albany), Saskia Reeves (Kent), Sirine Saba (Regan), Faz Singhateh (Cornwall), Kenton Thomas (Ensemble), Buom Tihngang (France), Anjana Vasan (Cordelia).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Shakespeare's Globe. Director Nancy Meckler. Design Rosanna Vize. Music Simon Slater. Director Shona Morris (movement director). Lighting Anna Watson.