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King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Minerva TheatreTicketsPrice: From £20

Overview

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!

Two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery - and their worlds crumble.

Tender, violent, moving and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. This will be an explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece in the intimate setting of the Minerva Theatre.

Jonathan Munby directs, following his acclaimed production of First Light for Festival 2016. His work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes All the Angels, The Merchant of Venice and Antony and Cleopatra; his recent work for the RSC includes Wendy & Peter Pan.

The ensemble of actors includes Ian McKellen, who last appeared at Chichester in The Syndicate in 2011.

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To give as many people as possible an opportunity to see King Lear, we are limiting tickets to two per customer.

King Lear is not included in the Friends Festival Saver or in the Prologue Book 3 Get 1 Free offer.

Festival 2017 pricing information

Prologue Members Early Bird
booking from 4 March

Cast & Creatives

Cast

  • Jonathan Bailey.

    Jonathan Bailey

    Edgar
  • Bushell Kirsty.

    Kirsty Bushell

    Regan
  • Sinead Cusack.

    Sinéad Cusack

    Kent
  • Clews Richard.

    Richard Clews

    Old Man and Gentleman Informer
  • Daniels Phil.

    Phil Daniels

    Fool
  • Hastings John.

    John Hastings

    Curan and Doctor
  • Kirwan Dervla.

    Dervla Kirwan

    Goneril
  • Tamara Lawrance.

    Tamara Lawrance

    Cordelia
  • Dominic Mafham Headshot Colour 9.

    Dominic Mafham

    Albany
  • Jake Mann.

    Jake Mann

    Burgundy
  • Michael Matus.

    Michael Matus

    Oswald
  • Ian Mc Kellen Photo By Sarah Dunn.

    Ian McKellen

    King Lear
  • Molony Damien.

    Damien Molony

    Edmund
  • Caleb Roberts.

    Caleb Roberts

    King of France
  • Patrick Robinson.

    Patrick Robinson

    Cornwall
  • Danny Webb.

    Danny Webb

    Gloucester

Creative team

Jonathan Munby

Director

Paul Wills

Designer

Oliver Fenwick

Lighting Designer

Ben and Max Ringham

Music and Sound

Lucy Cullingford

Movement Director

Anne McNulty

Casting Director

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Booking Details

Please note that King Lear tickets are limited to two per customer.

King Lear is not included in the Friends Festival Saver or in the Prologue Book 3 Get 1 Free offer.

Tickets