Academy Award-winning actress Glenda Jackson makes a striking return to the stage in the eponymous role of King Lear.

Following a quarter of a century’s engagement with politics, Jackson will once again tread the boards at The Old Vic, forming part of a star-studded company including Celia Imrie, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans and Harry Melling.

The story of an ageing monarch and their gradual, vengeful descent into insanity, King Lear is one of William Shakespeare’s most notorious tragic tales, a story riddled with corruption, deceit and poignancy.

Directed by legendary theatremaker Deborah Warner, this eagerly anticipated, high-profile production promises to be a performance of the classic text to savour.

If you have already booked, please note that the start time of all performances has changed to an earlier time slot. Please check our performance calendar for details.

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