Meet the Cast

Tuesday 19 August

Friends of Shakespeare's Globe can meet the cast of the play following the matinee on this date.

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Venue, Dates, Tickets

Shakespeare's Globe, London
6-9 August &
18-23 August
Book Tickets

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond N. Yorkshire
27-30 August
Book Tickets

Folger Theatre, Washington
5 -21 September
Subscribers will have priority access to tickets

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

NYU Skirball, New York
30 September - 12 October
Tickets on sale soon

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

Arts Centre, Arcata, CA
30 November
Book Tickets

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Shakespeare's Globe

King Lear

By William Shakespeare

From 6 August 2014

Performed at the Globe and touring on a small-scale, Elizabethan-style stage.

£5 standing
£15 - £38 seats


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

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.

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