King Lear, Globe Theatre

King Lear tickets at the Globe Theatre, London

Shakespeare's Globe, London
Booking to 24 July 2022
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Shakespeare’s epic tragedy starring Kathryn Hunter

Twenty-five years after their original, ground-breaking production, internationally lauded director, Helena Kaut-Howson, co-founder of theatre company Complicité, Marcello Magni, and ‘one of the greatest stage actors alive’ (Vanity Fair), Kathryn Hunter reunite to bring King Lear to a new generation. Kathryn reclaims the title role, with the Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry as Cordelia and the Fool.

King Lear is booking from 10 June 2022 until 24 July 2022 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

What is King Lear about?

A family feud tears apart a kingdom in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear, in the Globe Theatre this Summer.

When the aged King relinquishes his empire, he divides it amongst his three daughters, promising the largest share to the one who professes to love him the most. But when the balance of power transfers to the next generation, Lear is cast out by those he trusts, embarking on a maddening quest for self-knowledge and reconciliation.

A nightmarish family drama of global proportions, King Lear forces us to face our own humanity and the profound need for compassion.

Who is in the cast of King Lear?

Kathryn Hunter leads the cast in the title role alongside Michelle Terry as Cordelia / Fool and Marcello Magni as Kent. Joining them are Gabriel Akuwudike, Ryan Donaldson, Emma Ernest, Mark Jax, Max Keeble, Diego Matamoros, Kwaku Mills, Ann Ogbomo, Marianne Oldham and Glyn Pritchard.

Creative team

Directed by Helena Kaut-Howson with design by Pawel Dobrzycki and movement direction by Marcello Magni.

Reviews of King Lear

Reviews for King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe coming soon.

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 24 July 2022
Age restrictions
To be confirmed
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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

Venue Information

Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, SE1 9DT
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344

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