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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.
Performers Ian McKellen (King Lear), Sinead Cusack (Kent), Jonathan Bailey (Edgar), Damien Molony (Edmund), Dervla Kirwan (Goneril), Kirsty Bushell (Regan), Tamara Lawrance (Cordelia), Phil Daniels (Fool), Patrick Robinson (Cornwall), Richard Clews (Old Man/Gentleman Informer), John Hastings (Curan/Doctor), Dominic Mafham (Albany), Jake Mann (Burgundy), Michael Matus (Oswald), Caleb Roberts (King of France), Danny Webb (Gloucester).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Director Jonathan Munby. Design Paul Wills. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Music Ben Ringham. Music Max Ringham. Sound Ben Ringham. Sound Max Ringham. Director Lucy Cullingford (movement director). Director Anne McNulty (casting director).

King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1333216486. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

22 Sep 17
28 Oct 17
Minerva Theatre
West Sussex

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