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King Lear [2013]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Bill Buckhurst

Old King Lear, weary of royal duties, proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. But this rash generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear discovers too late the false values by which he has lived – and, in turn, the suffering common to all humanity.

Its tempestuous poetry shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, King Lear is one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.

Joseph Marcell and Bethan Cullinane featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production.

Performed at the Globe and touring on an Elizabethan-style stage.


  • Designer Jonathan Fensom
  • Composer Alex Silverman
  • Choreographer Georgina Lamb


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