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VenueThe Young Vic
Other spaces: Maria/Clare
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From29th January 2009
Opened4th February 2009
To28th March 2009
PricesFrom £22.50. To £22.50.
What is currently on at The Young Vic (V245)

King Lear

King LearT02056929993
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:T02056929993, play:S0555289637, venue:V245

Production details

Special Performances

  • 1 Jan 90 Audio Described
  • 1 Jan 90 Captioned


Corporate Sponsor University of Liverpool
Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
Company Headlong Theatre
Director Rupert Goold
Design Giles Cadle
Lighting Howard Harrison
Sound Adam Cork
Costume Nicky Gillibrand
Director Georgina Lamb (movement)
Performer Pete Postlethwaite (King Lear)
Performer John Shrapnel (Earl of Gloucester)
Performer Nigel Cooke (Earl of Kent)
Performer Forbes Masson (the Fool)
Performer Jonjo O'Neill (Edmund)
Performer Tobias Menzies (Edgar)
Performer Amanda Hale (Cordelia)
Performer Caroline Faber (Goneril)
Performer Charlotte Randle (Regan)
Performer Michael Colgan (Duke of Albany)
Performer Clarence Smith (Duke of Cornwall)
Performer John-Paul MacLeod (Duke of Burgundy)
Performer Jacob Anderson (Boy)

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