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.


Timothy West (King Lear), Garry Cooper (Kent), Michael Cronin (Gloucester), Dominic Rickhards (Edmund), Jessica Turner (Goneril), Rachel Pickup (Cordelia), Catherine Kanter (Regan), Patrick Drury (Albany), Christopher Campbell (Cornwall), Robert Styles (Duke of Burgundy), Steve Sarossy (King of France), Nick Fletcher (Edgar), Grant Gillespie (Oswald), David Cardy (Fool), David Glover (Gentleman), Ashley Cook, John Finn


Author: Shakespeare
Company: English Touring Theatre
Director: Stephen Unwin
Design: Neil Warmington
Costume(s): Mark Bouman, Neil Warmington
Lighting: Bruno Poet
Sound: Olly Fox
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0551323026. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

18 Mar 03
26 Apr 03
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

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