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King Lear

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

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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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 25/10/2016

Opening Night: 4/11/2016

Closing Night: 3/12/2016

Running time: 3h30

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Glenda Jackson, Celia Imrie, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Harry Melling, Fiston Barek, William Chubb, Morfydd Clark, Simon Manyonda, Clifford Rose, Gary Sefton

Creative

Director - Deborah Warner

Author - William Shakespeare

About The Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB

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