VenueThe Young Vic
Other spaces: Maria/Clare
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From16th February 2012
Opened23rd February 2012
To31st March 2012
When19:30. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30 (not Feb 18/22)
PricesFrom £10.00. To £29.50.
What is currently on at The Young Vic (V245)
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William Shakespeare is in the last days of his life. Shakespeare is faced with the prospect of losing the land he bought with the money made from his plays. Suddenly he finds himself in the same situation as one of his greatest characters, Lear. Using contemporary documents and what is known of him as a writer and a man, Bond shows that the contradictions of Shakespeare
Author Edward Bond

Archive :: production:T1164035807, play:S01227204140, venue:V245

Production details

Special Performances

  • 29 Mar 11 Captioned
  • 31 Mar 11 Audio Described
  • 29 Mar 12 Captioned
  • 31 Mar 12 Audio Described


Corporate Sponsor Coutts
Producer Young Vic
Producer Chichester Festival Theatre
Director Angus Jackson
Design Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Music Stephen Warbeck
Sound Ian Dickinson (for Autograph)
Performer Patrick Stewart (William Shakespeare)
Performer Richard McCabe (Ben Jonson)
Performer Matthew Marsh
Performer Catherine Cusack
Performer Tom Godwin
Performer Ellie Haddington
Performer Joanne Howarth
Performer Kieron Jecchinis
Performer John McEnery
Performer Alex Price
Performer Michelle Tate

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