King Lear

King Lear

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SYNOPSIS: King Lear tells the story of a monarch as blind to his children's true natures as he is to his subjects' needs. He divides his kingdom between his two elder daughters — only to be discarded to a world verging on chaos. Battling the elements from within and without, Lear journeys to the brink of madness.

King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.

Directed by Nancy Meckler

Featuring: Emily Bruni, Louisa Beadel, Burt Caesar, Ralph Davis, Joshua James, Kevin R McNally, Chris Nayak, Loren O'Dair, Thomas Padden, Saskia Reeves, Sirine Saba, Faz Singhateh, Kenton Thomas, Buom Tihngang, Anjana Vasan

Designer: Rosanna Vize
Composer: Simon Slater
Movement: Shona Morris

Yard (standing): £5
Gallery (seated): £20 – £45
Under 18s: £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre

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