King Lear

King Lear



Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From National Theatre Live.

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees 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, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    12 Aug 2019 - 16 Sep 2019
  • Time

  • Price

  • Duration

    3 hours 15 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Kirsty BushellRegan
    • Richard CrewsGentleman Informer / Old Man
    • James CorriganEdmund
    • Sinead CusackKent
    • John HastingsCuran / Doctor
    • Anthony HowellAlbany
    • Lloyd HutchinsonFool
    • Jake MannBurgundy / Lear’s Knight / Monsieur La Far
    • Michael MatusOswald
    • Ian McKellenKing Lear
    • Claire PriceGoneril
    • DAniel RabinCornwall
    • Caleb RobertsKing of France / British Captain
    • Scott SparrowAlbany’s Man
    • Luke ThompsonEdgar
    • Anita-Joy UwajehCordelia
    • Danny WebbGloucester
  • Creative

    • William ShakespeareWriter
    • Jonathan MunbyDirector
    • Paul WillsDesigner
    • Oliver FenwickLighting Designer
    • Ben and Max RinghamCompisition and Sound


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