Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough, brings Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy to the intimacy of the Almeida stage.
When Lear asks each of his daughters to profess their love for him, he is flattered by the false hyperbole of Regan and Goneril. When his youngest daughter Cordelia confesses to love him simply as a daughter should, his pride is dented and he casts her out of his kingdom.
Too late to realise his mistake, and forced from power by his offspring, an increasingly impotent and frail Lear descends into madness.
Award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce plays the title role in a production that forms part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.
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Thu 15 Mar 2012 - Sat 12 May 2012
Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
Kieran Bew - Edmund
Benjamin Dilloway - King of France
Steven Elliott - Oswald
Phoebe Fox - Cordelia
Trevor Fox - Fool
Ian Gelder - Kent
Richard Goulding - Edgar
Richard Hope - Albany
Jenny Jules - Regan
Barry McCarthy - Lear’s Loyal Servant
Andrew Nolan - Duke of Burgundy
Jonathan Pryce - King Lear
Chook Sibtain - Cornwall
Christopher Tester - Cornwall’s Servant
Zoe Waites - Goneril
Alix Wilton Regan - Gloucester’s Tenant
Clive Wood - Gloucester
Director - Michael Attenborough
Design - Tom Scutt
Lighting - Jon Clark
Sound and Music - Dan Jones
Casting - Julia Horan
Fight Director - Terry King
Movement - Imogen Knight
Assistant Director - Alex Crampton