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Venue, Dates, Tickets

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
24 – 27 September
Book Tickets

NYU Skirball, New York
30 September - 12 October
Book Tickets

Arts Emerson, Boston
15-23 October
Book Tickets

Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico
30 October
Book Tickets

The Broad Stage, Santa Monica
4-16 November
Book Tickets

Calpoly Arts, San Luis Obispo
18 November
Tickets on sale soon

University of California, Santa Barbara,
November 21
Book Tickets

The Moore Theatre, Seattle
25 & 26 November
Book Tickets

Arts Centre, Arcata, CA
30 November
Book Tickets

Napa Shakes at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
6 December
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Shakespeare's Globe

King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Touring the UK and US on a small-scale, Elizabethan-style stage.


Directed by
Bill Buckhurst

Designed by
Jonathan Fensom

Composed by
Alex Silverman


Gwendolen Chatfield

Bethan Cullinane

Joseph Marcell
King Lear

Alex Mugnaioni
Edgar/Duke of Cornwall/Duke of Burgundy

Bill Nash
Earl of Kent

Daniel Pirrie
Edmund/Oswald/King of France

Shanaya Rafaat

John Stahl
Duke of Gloucester/ Duke of Albany/Doctor

  • Theatre/2014/Globe/King Lear/Joseph Marcell/CG

US Tour

September - December 2014

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.


What's On Stage

'Excellent theatre and wonderfully performed.'

Fringe Review

'Joseph Marcell is a lithe and magnificent King Lear'
Hunts Post

'Excellent acting, thrilling action and some clever comic touches to lighten this tragic play'
Audience Member on TripAdvisor


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