King Lear tickets
Kathryn Hunter reclaims her crownAcclaimed stage actress Kathryn Hunter and director Helena Kaut-Howson bring King Lear to a brand new generation at Shakespeare’s Globe, 25 years after their ground-breaking production premiered in London.
Shakespeare’s towering tragedy is the story of an ailing king who divides his empire between his three daughters. The largest share is to go to whichever declares to love him the most - but when his youngest, favourite daughter Cordelia refuses to play along, he banishes her. Lear soon finds himself cast out and taken advantage of by those he trusted most in this profound story of humanity, power and compassion.
Kathyrn Hunter stars as Lear, a role she first played in 1997 in Kaut-Howsen’s original production. Hunter was the first British woman to play King Lear on the professional stage, and has since appeared in the titles roles of Richard III and Timon of Athens.
The King Lear cast includes Shakespeare’s Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry in the dual role of Cordelia/Fool, Ann Ogbomo as Goneril, Marianne Oldham as Regan, Kwaku Mills as Edgar and Ryan Donaldson as Edmund.
Experience a powerful, game changing performance of Shakespeare’s epic family drama with King Lear tickets this summer.
Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: TBC
Special notice: This production features violence, stage blood and weapons, smoke, loud noises and flame effects, depictions of murder and themes of suicide