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.


Tim Piggott-Smith (King Lear), Bernard Lloyd (Duke of Gloucester), Olivia Morgan (Cordelia), Neve McIntosh, Hedydd Dylan, Ian Batchelor, Peter Cadden, Sam Crane, Lloyd Everitt, Joe Forte, Tim Frances, Chris Garner, James Garnon, Graham Turner


Author: Shakespeare
Producer: West Yorkshire Playhouse
Director(s): Ian Brown, Joyce Henderson (movement), Kate Waters (fight)
Design: Ruari Murchison
Lighting: Chris Davey
Sound: Mic Pool
Music: Richard Taylor
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0926366846. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

23 Sep 11
22 Oct 11
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
West Yorkshire
1 Mar 11
5 Mar 11
Grand Opera House

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