VenueTheatre Royal
TownNewcastle upon Tyne
CountyTyne and Wear
From29th June 2007
To7th July 2007
WhenIn rep
PricesFrom £10.00. To £42.00.
What is currently on at Theatre Royal (V570)
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King Lear

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.
Author Shakespeare

Archive :: production:T01202668823, play:S0555289637, venue:V570
Current production:Work

Production details

Special Performances

  • 4 Jul 07 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 4 Jul 07 Audio Described


Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Trevor Nunn
Design Christoper Oram
Lighting Neil Austin
Sound Fergus O'Hare
Music Steve Edis
Director Malcolm Ranson (fight)
Performer Ian McKellen
Performer Frances Barber (Goneril)
Performer Melanie Jessop (Goneril - during the absence of Frances Barber)
Performer William Gaunt (Gloucester)
Performer Romola Garai (Cordelia)
Performer Richard Goulding
Performer Sylvester McCoy (The Fool)
Performer Monica Dolan (Regan)
Performer Ben Addis
Performer Adam Booth
Performer Russell Byrne
Performer Julian Harries
Performer John Heffernan
Performer Peter Hinton
Performer Jonathan Hyde
Performer Seymour Matthews
Performer Ben Meyjes
Performer David Weston
Performer Guy Williams
Performer Philip Winchester
Performer Zoe Boyle
Performer Naomi Capron
Performer Melanie Jessop
Performer Gerald Kyd

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