The electrical production of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear returns to West End this summer – 25 years after the original production was first staged.
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why watch king lear
Shakespeare is a revered name even today for very valid and visible reasons. His works touch across all aspects of life, that resonates with people across time and space. Shakespeare is a revered name even today for very valid and visible reasons. His works touch across all aspects of life, that resonates with people across time and space.
In this adaptation of his classic work "King Lear", Leading an outstanding company, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to the stage to play the titular role, a quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics. Written during a period of great social upheaval, this masterpiece is possibly one of the greatest tragedies ever written.
This play is a gender-blind adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Directed by Deborah Warner and starring Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, and the formidable Glenda Jackson this is a production that should not be missed.
- Shakespeare Fans
- Play Enthusiasts
- Limited Run
“-a truly great and powerful play” – IMDb
know before you go
Duration: To be confirmed
Audience: To be confirmed
No. of Shows a Week: ~8
Opening Date: 10 June 2022
Closing Date: 24 July 2022
Theatre Name: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Dress Code: Smart casual
Cast and Creatives
Kathryn Hunter as King Lear
Marcello Magni as Kent
Gabriel Akuwudike as Burgundy
- The ticket can be presented digitally at the entrance on the day of your visit.
- Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you to reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.