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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 Greg Hicks (Lear), Sophie Russell (The Fool), Charles Aitken (Edgar), Tunji Kasim (Edmund), Kelly Hunter (Goneril), Katy Stephens (Regan), Samantha Young (Cordelia), Geoffrey Freshwater (Gloucester), Darrell D'Silva (Kent), Adam Burton (Knight/Messenger/Captain), Brian Doherty (King of France), Phillip Edgerley (Knight/Doctor/Servant/Albany's Officer), James Gale (Lear's Gentleman), Paul Hamilton (Knight/Cornwall's Servant), Ansu Kabia (Burgundy/Herald/British Soldier), John Mackay (Albany), Sandy Neilson (Knight), Peter Shorey (Knight/Curan/French Soldier), Clarence Smith (Cornwall), Larrington Walker (Knight/Old Man), Sophie Russell (Fool), Hannah Young (Cordelia), Gina McKee, Justine Mitchell, Pippa Bennett-Warner.
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director David Farr. Design John Bausor. Lighting Jon Clarke. Music Keith Clouston. Sound Christopher Shutt. Director Ann Yee (movement). Director Kate Waters (fights).
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