King Lear (RSC 2017)
  • Opening on 19-02-2017
  • 214 minutes
  • English (English Subtitle)

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

‘Exceptional’ – The Guardian ★★★★
‘Thrilling… A Revelation’ – Times ★★★★
‘Sher is magnificent’ – Independent ★★★★
‘Antony Sher’s monumental King Lear is a crowning achievement in his career’ - The Telegraph ★★★★

Director Gregory Doran
Cast Antony Sher