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.


Ian McKellen, Frances Barber (Goneril), Melanie Jessop (Goneril - during the absence of Frances Barber), William Gaunt (Gloucester), Romola Garai (Cordelia), Richard Goulding, Sylvester McCoy (The Fool), Monica Dolan (Regan), Ben Addis, Adam Booth, Russell Byrne, Julian Harries, John Heffernan, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, Seymour Matthews, Ben Meyjes, David Weston, Guy Williams, Philip Winchester, Zoe Boyle, Naomi Capron, Melanie Jessop, Gerald Kyd


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director(s): Trevor Nunn, Malcolm Ranson (fight)
Design: Christoper Oram
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
Music: Steve Edis
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01202668823. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

14 Nov 07
12 Jan 08
Gillian Lynne Theatre
West End
Greater London
29 Jun 07
7 Jul 07
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
24 Mar 07
21 Jun 07
Courtyard Theatre

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