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King Lear archiveKing 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. Note that at the end of January, Brian Blessed, who had played Lear, was forced to withdraw on medical grounds.


Terence Wilton (King Lear), Rosalind Blessed (Goneril), Timothy Allsop (Oswald / King of France), Ben Ashton (Edmund), Sarah Gobran (Regan), Simon Hepworth (Duke of Albany), Richard Neale (Duke of Cornwall), Matt Pinches (Edgar / Duke of Burgundy), James Sobol Kelly (Duke of Gloucester), Emily Tucker (Cordelia / Fool), Noel White (Duke of Kent)


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Guildford Shakespeare Company
Director: Caroline Devlin
Design: Neil Irish
Lighting: Declan Randall
Sound: Matt Eaton

King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01112994384. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

17 Jan 15
14 Feb 15
General, Surrey
Performance Details => Venue archive


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