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.


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(s): David Farr, Ann Yee (movement), Kate Waters (fights)
Design: John Bausor
Lighting: Jon Clarke
Music: Keith Clouston
Sound: Christopher Shutt
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01982481664. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

3 Feb 11Number 8 Community Arts Centre
21 Jan 11
4 Feb 11
West End
Greater London
5 Oct 10
9 Oct 10
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
18 Feb 10
26 Aug 10
Courtyard Theatre

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