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King Lear Tickets

Wyndham's Theatre

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in Shakespeare’s towering, tragic tale for just 50 performances this year.

Kenneth Branagh ascends the throne

Star of stage and screen Kenneth Branagh is crowned as Shakespeare’s ultimate tragic figure in King Lear at Wyndham's Theatre. This staggering tale of a monarch brought low is back in the West End for just 50 performances.

When ailing King Lear calls his daughters to his side, he intends to divide his kingdom between them, with the largest share going to whomever proclaims to love him most. But when his youngest daughter Cordelia refuses to submit, he is forced to banish her. Lear soon finds himself caught in a storm of tragic events, as the people he held most dearly betray him.

Shakespeare’s play pricks at the heart of humanity with its haunting story of an elderly man losing grip of his power and the people he loves.

Director and star Branagh’s name is synonymous with Shakespeare, and he has performed in number of the playwright’s works including Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V. He now takes on one of theatre’s most isolated figures, in a performance that promises to be unmissable.

Experience this powerful, elemental tale performed by one of our greatest modern actors with King Lear tickets.

Sorry this show closed 02 December 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
29 Nov 2023 - 02 Dec 2023
Running time:
2 hours.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 13+
Audience Notes:
The appearance of any performer cannot be guaranteed and is always subject to illness, injury and statutory holiday entitlement.

This production features scenes that include violence and torture, and a blackout

Latest Audience Reviews

Mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it. I suppose purists would know if liberties were taken or s... More

Hamilton-paced production of King Lear that put action front stage but neglects the emotional dep... More

Unfortunately, like many other times I've seen Kenneth on stage, this didn't work for me. Even he... More

I really enjoyed Kenneth Branagh's staging and direction - as well as his acting. The set was dyn... More

I go to a LOT of London shows. This is only the second one in a year to get a spontaneous standin... More

Normally I would go to see Branagh in anything, always good. However, this was appalling. No e... More

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