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 Frank Langella (King Lear), Harry Melling (The Fool), Sebastian Armesto (Edgar), Max Bennett (Edmund), Denis Conway (Gloucester), Isabella Laughland (Cordelia), Catherine McCormack (Goneril), Lauren O'Neil (Regan), Steven Pacey (Kent), Rob Heaps (France/Knight/Guard), Tom Mothersdale (Oswald), Chu Omambala (Albany), Michael Sheldon (French Commander/Servant), Parth Thakerar (Servant/Herald/Messenger), Tim Treloar (Cornwall), Alan Vicary (Doctor).
Author Shakespeare. Corporate Sponsor World of Books. Director Angus Jackson. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Peter Mumford. Music Isobel Waller-Bridge. Sound Fergus O'Hare.