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King Lear

By William Shakespeare

From 23 to 28 September

Running time: 2 hours 15 mins (approx) including interval


Belarus Free Theatre, Minsk, Belarus

Directed by
Vladimir Shcherban

International Coordinator
Yuri Kaliada

Translated by 
Yurka Hauruk


Performed in Belarusian with scene synopses in English


Aleh Sidorchyk
King Lear

Yana Rusakevich

Maryna Yurevich

Viktoryia Biran

Kiryl Kanstantsinau
Duke of Albany

Andrei Urazau
Duke of Cornwall

Dzianis Tarasenka
Earl of Kent

Pavel Radak-Haradnitski
Earl of Gloucester

Siarhei Kvachonak
Edgar / Poor Tom / Duke of Burgundy

Yuriy Dalivelya
Edmund/ King of France

Michal Keyamo
King of France / Announcer

Yuliya Shauchuk

Chris Bone

This production has now closed.

 Banned in their own country and driven underground, Belarus Free Theatre return to the Globe following a triumphant run at the Young Vic with their production of Trash Cuisine.

Belarus Free Theatre's King Lear, Shakespeare's great play about speaking the truth, proved one of the highlights at 2012's Globe to Globe Festival. Terrifying, provocative and charming, this is King Lear as you have never seen it before.


‘Energetic... extraordinary... charming’

The Guardian

‘Bold, irreverent and provocative’



Financial Times



Contains nudity


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