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Ian McKellen as King Lear

Ian McKellen as King Lear

Ian McKellen’s King Lear announces NT Live screening and full casting


By John Published 19 April 2018

King Lear has announced that it will be broadcast live to UK and international audiences on 27 September in partnership with NT Live.

Further casting is also announced for the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by Jonathan Munby, which will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London for 100 performances only from 11th July to 3rd November 2018.

Ian McKellen In King Lear

Reprising their roles at the Duke of York’s Theatre, following a sold-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre last year, will be the previously announced Ian McKellen as King Lear, alongside Kirsty Bushell (Regan), Richard Clews (Gentleman Informer / Old Man), Sinéad Cusack (Kent), John Hastings (Curan / Doctor), Jake Mann (Burgundy / Lear’s Knight), Michael Matus (Oswald), Caleb Roberts (King of France), and Danny Webb (Gloucester). They will be joined in the West End by James Corrigan (Edmund), Anthony Howell (Albany), Lloyd Hutchinson (Fool), James Millard, Johanne Murdock, Jessica Murrain, Claire Price (Goneril), Daniel Rabin (Cornwall), Scott Sparrow (Albany’s Man), Luke Thompson (Edgar), Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia), and John Vernon.

The production’s run at Duke of York’s Theatre follows that of David Hare’s heart-rending drama The Moderate Soprano.


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