King Lear, Old Vic

King Lear       
Old Vic, London
Performed in English
October 25-December 2, 2016

Glenda Jackson takes on the role of King Lear in this much-awaited production of the tragedy at London’s Old Vic. It comes 25 years after Jackson’s decision to give up acting for politics. This is the second 2016 London production of Lear that casts a woman as the lead, the other being Phil Willmott’s production.

Director: Deborah Warner

Fiston Barek - Ensemble
William Chubb - Albany
Morfydd Clark - Cordelia
Jane Horrocks - Regan
Rhys Ifans - Fool
Celia Imrie - Goneril
Glenda Jackson - King Lear
Simon Manyonda - Edmond
Harry Melling - Edgar
Clifford Rose - Old Man
Gary Sefton - Oswald            

Funding and Sponsorship:
Arts Council England
Royal Bank of Canada

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