King Lear at the Almeida Theatre - in rehearsals. Photo by Marc Brenner

First-look: King Lear starring Danny Sapani in rehearsal at the Almeida Theatre, Interview with Sapani & Yael Farber

First-look rehearsal photos have dropped of Danny Sapani and the cast in Yaël Farber’s new production of Shakespeare’s King Lear coming to the Almeida Theatre in London.

Also, an interview video has been released featuring Danny Sapani (Hymn) talking about his starring role in King Lear, along with the production’s director Yaël Farber.

The play also stars Hugo Bolton as Oswald; Oliver Cudbill as Duke of Burgundy / Curan; Edward Davis as Duke of Cornwall; Fra Fee as Edmund; Michael Gould as Earl of Gloucester; Akiya Henry as Goneril; Geoffrey Lumb as Duke of Albany; Alec Newman as Earl of Kent; Gloria Obianyo as Cordelia; Faith Omole as Regan; Clarke Peters as The Fool; Steffan Rizzi as Knight / Captain; Danny Sapani as King Lear; and Matthew Tennyson as Edgar.

Following her Olivier Award-nominated The Tragedy of Macbeth, director Yaël Farber turns her attention to Shakespeare’s poignant, morally ambiguous and subversive epic King Lear.

Joining Yaël Farber in the creative team is Set Designer Merle Hensel; Costume Designer Camilla Dely; Lighting Designer Lee Curran; Sound Designer Peter Rice; Composer Max Perryment; Movement Director Imogen Knight; Fight Director Kate Waters; and Casting Director Julia Horan CDG.

Currently playing at the Almeida is their critically acclaimed production of Cold War, until 27 January 2024.

King Lear is playing at the Almeida Theatre from 8 February to 30 March 2024.

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📷 Main photo: King Lear at the Almeida Theatre - in rehearsals. Photo by Marc Brenner

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