Ian McKellen to star in King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre

Ian McKellen to star in King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre

Updated On: Feb 13, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Ian McKellen will star in the title role of King Lear at London's Duke of York's Theatre from July 2018.

    Shakespeare's epic drama transfers to London's West End following a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2017.

    McKellen last appeared on the West End stage alongside Patrick Stewart in No Man's Land.

    King Lear received a host of five star reviews at Chichester:
    5 stars  'Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production' Daily Telegraph
    5 stars
     'Ian McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph' Evening Standard
    5 stars  'Intensely moving' The Stage
    5 stars  'Excellent' Whatsonstage
    5 stars  The Independent
    5 stars  I Newspaper
    4 stars  'Nuanced and powerful' The Times
    4 stars 'Smart, lucid, superbly detailed' Guardian
    4 stars Financial Times
    4 stars Metro

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    All photos by Manuel Harlan; from the Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear.

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