By William Shakespeare
From 13 May
Currently touring the UK and Europe.
Edmund/King of France
Duke of Gloucester/Duke of Albany
Edgar/Duke of Cornwall/Duke of Burgundy
Earl of Kent
This production has now closed.
'Nothing will come of nothing.'
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.
Performed at the Globe and touring on an Elizabethan-style stage.