King Lear, Minerva Theatre, Chichester – Review Round-Up

Tender, violent, moving and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in Jonathan Mumby’s triumphant retelling of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece.

Staged in the intimate setting of Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, McKellen’s Lear is intensely moving and perfectly pitched to the scale of the space.

A strong supporting cast includes Sinéad Cusack aptly playing Kent, Dervla Kirwan as glacial Goneril, Jonathan Bailey’s transformative Edgar and Damien Molony as self-seeking resentful half-brother Edmund.

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King Lear runs until 28 October 2017 at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester