Lear to Last Longer at London’s Old Vic

News   Lear to Last Longer at London’s Old Vic King Lear has extended its run at the Old Vic.

Timothy West’s King Lear has earned rave reviews — and an extra week’s run at the Old Vic. It will now close on April 26.

This has been a vintage year for Shakespeare at the Old Vic — Sir Derek Jacobi scored a personal success as Prospero in Michael Grandage’s production of The Tempest. Now, West’s moving portrayal of the fallen King, in Stephen Unwin’s production, has brought in the crowds, and the result is an (albeit brief) extension of the run less than a week after the play opened.