Ian McKellen in KING LEAR

by William Shakespeare

 

Limited run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End beginning 11 July 2018. Tickets at kinglearwestend.com

"King Lear again: for 100 performances at the Duke of York's Theatre in London where I made my West End debut in 1964. It's a small theatre but we shall make it even more intimate by removing half the stalls seats, so everyone is closer to the actors. There will be 100 tickets for each show under £30 each. If you are between 16-25 you can sit on the front or back rows for £5-10. First performance is 11th July. Get booking from noon today!" -- Ian McKellen, 8 February 2018

 

KING LEAR completed its sold-out run at 

Chichester Festival Theatre
22 September — 28 October 2017
Minerva Theatre

Directed by Jonathan Munby

 

 

"A superbly detailed performance by McKellen", Michael Billington, The Guardian

 

"Ian McKellen is 'every inch a king'", Matt Trueman, Variety

 

"I've never seen the terrible struggle with the bewilderment of failing faculties more piercingly captured than by McKellen nor the combination of 'matter and impertinency mixed' come across as more volatile", Paul Taylor, The Independent

 

"A powerfully reflective performance", Ian Shuttleworht, FT

 

"Ian McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph", Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard

 

"Brutal, sensual, triumphant", Gary Shipton, iNews

 

"McKellen meticulously explores Lear's delusions of grandeur", John Nathan, Metro

 

"McKellen is never less than astonishing", Neil Norman, Express

 

Jonathan Munby directs, following his acclaimed production of First Light for Festival 2016. His work for Shakespeare's Globe includes All the Angels, The Merchant of Venice and Antony and Cleopatra; his recent work for the RSC includes Wendy & Peter Pan. The ensemble of actors includes Ian McKellen, who last appeared at Chichester in The Syndicate in 2011.

Cast (Chichester)

Actor Role
Jonathan Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . Edgar
Kirsty Bushell. . . . . . . . . . . Regan
Sinéad Cusack. . . . . . . . . . . Kent
Richard Clews. . . . . . . . . . . Old Man and Gentleman Informer
Phil Daniels. . . . . . . . . . . Fool
  John Hastings. . . . . . . . . . . Curan and Doctor
Dervla Kirwan. . . . . . . . . . . Goneril
Tamara Lawrance. . . . . . . . . . . Cordelia
Dominic Mafham. . . . . . . . . . . Albany
Jake Mann. . . . . . . . . . . Burgundy
Michael Matus. . . . . . . . . . . Oswald
Ian McKellen. . . . . . . . . . . King Lear
Damien Molony. . . . . . . . . . . Edmund
Caleb Roberts. . . . . . . . . . . King of France
Patrick Robinson. . . . . . . . . . . Cornwall
Danny Webb. . . . . . . . . . . Gloucester

 

Creative Team

Jonathan Munby, Director
Paul Wills, Designer
Oliver Fenwick, Lighting Designer
Ben and Max Ringham, Music and Sound
Lucy Cullingford, Movement Director
Kate Waters, Fight Director
Anne McNulty, Casting Director

 

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