King Lear starring Kenneth Branagh

King Lear starring Kenneth Branagh tickets

Wyndham's Theatre, London
Booking to 9 December 2023
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Kenneth Branagh stars in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy

Kenneth Branagh directs and plays the title role in William Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London.

This extraordinary new production, presented by the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, is playing for 50 performances only in London, before transferring to New York.

King Lear is playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 October to 9 December 2023.

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Who is in the cast of King Lear?

Starring Kenneth Branagh as King Lear.

Mara Allen (Macbeth, The Night Watch) as Curan, Deborah Alli (Best of Enemies, School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play) as Goneril, Raymond Anum (The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew) as Burgundy, Melanie-Joyce Bermudez (making her professional debut) as Regan, Doug Colling (Dear Evan Hansen, This England) as Edgar, Dylan Corbett-Bader (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were The Lucky Ones) as France, Eleanor de Rohan (Hamlet, Anatomy of A Scandal) as Kent, Chloe Fenwick-Brown (making her professional debut) as Oswald, Joseph Kloska (The Winter’s Tale, Richard III) as Gloucester, Corey Mylchreest (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, The Sandman) as Edmund, Hughie O’Donnell (Into The Woods) as Cornwall, Caleb Obediah (Bridgerton, The Living Newspaper) as Cornwall, Jessica Revell (Tracy Beaker Returns, The Dumping Ground) as Cordelia / The Fool.

Who are the creative team of King Lear?

Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Jon Bausor (set and costume designer), Lucy Skilbeck (associate director), Nina Dunn (projection designer), Paul Keogan (lighting designer), Ben and Max Ringham (sound designers and composers), Aletta Collins (choreographer), Lucy Bevan CDG and Emily Brockmann (casting directors), Bret Yount (fight director), Issy Snape and Michael Rouse (assistant directors) and Jim Leaver (production manager).

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Reviews of King Lear

"Kenneth Branagh's radical, youthful Lear tugs at the soul" - The Evening Standard
"Branagh’s playful, furious, magnificent Lear" - The Telegraph

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 9 December 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
Approx 2 hours (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Important Notes

Please note:

William Shakespeare’s King Lear contains sensitive scenes that include violence and torture.

Venue Information

Wyndham's Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

Ticket Information

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