KING LEAR: LIVE FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE

KING LEAR: LIVE FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE

Play  |  Certificate 12A  |  3 hours  |  Seated

Love, and be silent’

Synopsis

King Lear has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly he makes a decision to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.

Background

King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.

Best known as Artistic Director of Shared Experience for 22 years and with numerous credits including the RSC and National Theatre, Nancy Meckler brings her charismatic style to the Globe for the first time.
King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays will capture your heart on September 21.
CAST LIST
Lear Kevin McNally
Cordelia Anjana Vasan
Regan Sirine Saba
Goneril Emily Bruni
Gloucester Burt Caesar
Edmund Ralph Davis
Edgar Joshua James
Director Nancy Meckler
Writer William Shakespeare
Designer Rosanna Vize
Composer Simon Slater

DatesTickets
Thu 21st Sep7:15pm
Prices
Adult £12.00
Under 18s £10.00
Friends of the Wharf £10.00