8 February 2024 - 30 March 2024
Shakespeare’s poignant, morally ambiguous, and subversive epic, King Lear is revived at Almeida Theatre from February 2024.
Following her Olivier Award-nominated The Tragedy of Macbeth, Yaël Farber directs Danny Sapani (Killing Eve; Hymn) in the title role.
King Lear runs from 8 February to 30 March 2024 at Almeida Theatre London.
What's the story of King Lear?
Nothing shall come of nothing.
We all must face the moment of truth that we won’t live forever.
Lear, father and king of unquestioned power, must divide his realm between his three daughters. The first two quickly declare the love he is desperate to hear, yet his favourite Cordelia shuns the performative circus.
“Nothing” she answers, when asked to speak. And towards that nothing Lear’s world begins to slide.
As the new generation unleashes the consequences of their father’s choices, Lear takes us into the eye of the storm and its trail of destruction.
Who is in the cast of King Lear?
Danny Sapani plays King Lear.
Danny Sapani returns to the Almeida having previously appeared in Hymn and Big White Fog. His other theatre credits include Invisible Cities; Les Blancs; Home; Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (National Theatre); Medea (National Theatre/ NT Live). His work for television includes Killing Eve; Penny Dreadful; Doctor Who; Misfits; Halo; Harlots. His film work includes Black Panther; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Who are the creative team of King Lear?
Written by William Shakespeare. King Lear is directed by Yaël Farber.
Venue InformationAlmeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA
Nearest Tube or Train: Highbury & Islington (Victoria / Overground), Angel (Northern)
Nearest Buses: 4, 19, 30 or 43, 38, 56, 73, 341 and 476
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