PHOTO CALL: Simon Russell Beale Stars in the National Theatre's King Lear, Helmed by Sam Mendes

Simon Russell Beale stars in the title role of King Lear at the National's Olivier Theatre, beginning performances Jan. 14, 2014, prior to an official opening Jan. 23.

The cast also includes Stephen Boxer (as Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton.

Beale and Mendes previously joined forces on The Winter's Tale and The Cherry Orchard as part of Mendes' Bridge Project that played at London's Old Vic and New York's BAM.

Here's a look at the production:

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