King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company

King Lear       
Presented in English   
August 20- October 15, 2016 Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
October 22, 2016 Edinburgh, Festival Theatre Edinburgh
November 10- December 23, 2016, Barbican Theatre, London

Royal Shakespeare Company

Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Niki Turner
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Music: Ilona Sekacz
Sound: Jonathan Ruddick
Movement: Michael Ashcroft
Fights: Bret Yount

Romayne Andrews: Soldier
Anthony Byrne: Kent
Eke Chukwu: Soldier
James Clyde: Cornwall
James Cooney: Soldier
Bethan Cullinane: Lady
Marième Diouf: Lady
Paapa Essiedu: Edmund
Jenny Fennessy: Lady
Kevin N Golding: Curan
Marcus Griffiths: France
Nia Gwynne: Goneril
Oliver Johnstone: Edgar
Byron Mondahl: Oswald
Theo Ogundipe: Burgundy
Antony Sher: King Lear
Natalie Simpson: Cordelia
Clarence Smith: Albany
David Troughton: Gloucester
Graham Turner: Fool
Ewart James Walters: Old Man
Kelly Williams: Regan

“King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.”

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