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About the Show Less...

Sartre's play about the greatest British classical actor of the 19th century, Edmund Kean, whose private life was as theatrical as his career... Read More >

Sir Antony Sher stars in Kean

Adrian Noble directs Sir Antony Sher as Edmund Kean, considered the greatest classical actor of the 19th century. Drawn loosely from life, Jean-Paul Sartre’s play (based on an earlier play by Alexandre Dumas) shows Kean as a pretender of the highest order with a private life like a public performance. He is a man with an insatiable appetite for romantic adventure, an ego as big as a stage and an inability to rescue himself from jeopardy…

For more information about this production, please read The First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 24/05/2007

Opening Night: 30/05/2007

Closing Night: 14/07/2007

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Cast & Creative


Antony Sher, Joanne Pearce, Alex Avery, Jane Murphy, Robert East, Sam Kelly


Director - Adrian Noble

Producer - Thema Holt

Designer - Mark Thompson

Lighting Designer - Oliver Fenwick

Sound - John Leonard

Author - Jean-Paul Sartre

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