King Lear with Ian McKellen, Duke of York's Theatre, London

King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre, London

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King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Ian McKellen

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

Sir Ian McKellen and Sinéad Cusack reprise their celebrated roles from David Munby’s sold-out Chichester Festival Theatre production in 2017.

King Lear runs for a limited 16 week run from 11 July 2018 until 3 November 2018 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.


Two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.

Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery – and their worlds crumble.


The cast features Ian McKellen (King Lear), Sinéad Cusack (Kent), Danny Webb (Gloucester), Kirsty Bushell (Regan), James Corrigan (Edmund), Lloyd Hutchinson (Fool), Claire Price (Goneril), Luke Thompson (Edgar), and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia).


Directed by Jonathan Mumby with design by Paul Wills, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, movement by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Kate Waters.


★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” DAILY TELEGRAPH

Important Notes

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Theatre Information

Duke of York's Theatre
Address: 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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2 thoughts on “King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre”

  1. Name (required)Carole Kenyon


    What time does the SAturday matinee for King Lear begin?

    C. Kenyon

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