King Lear at the Almeida with Jonathan Pryce

King Lear

William Shakespeare
Almeida
Directed by Michael Attenborough

When Lear asks his daughters to profess their love for him, he is flattered by the false hyperbole of Regan and Goneril. When Cordelia confesses to love him simply as a daughter should, his pride is dented and he casts her out of his kingdom.

Contains moderate violence.

Production duration: 2 hrs 43 min

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Earl of Kent
    Ian Gelder
  • Earl of Gloucester
    Clive Wood
  • Edmund
    Kieran Bew
  • King Lear
    Jonathan Pryce
  • Goneril
    Zoë Waites
  • Regan
    Jenny Jules
  • Cordelia
    Phoebe Fox
  • Duke of Albany
    Richard Hope
  • Duke of Cornwall
    Chook Sibtain
  • Duke of Burgundy
    Andrew Nolan
  • King of France
    Ben Dilloway
  • Edgar
    Richard Goulding
  • Oswald
    Steven Elliot
  • Lear's Gentleman
    Barry McCarthy
  • Fool
    Trevor Fox
  • Gloucester's Servant
    Christopher Tester
  • Gloucester's Tenant
    Alix Wilton Regan

Team

  • Michael Attenborough
    Director
  • Tom Scutt
    Design
  • Jon Clark
    Lighting
  • Dan Jones
    Sound
  • Julia Horan CDG
    Casting
  • Terry King
    Fight Director
  • Imogen Knight
    Movement
  • Paul Kieve
    Magic Consultant