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

King Lear tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London

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.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

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.

WHO’S IN IT? CAST

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).

CREATIVE TEAM

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.

REVIEWS

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


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 3 November 2018

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** Please note 6 ticket maximum per transaction. One transaction per household permitted**




Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 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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Ian McKellen finds his Company
The West End transfer of King Lear starring Ian McKellen has announced casting. McKellen returns to the Duke of York's Theatre where he made his West End debut in the 1964 production of A Scent of Flowers, to play King Lear. Reprising their roles from the Chichester produciton, will be Sinéad Cusack (Kent), Kirsty Bushell (Regan), Richard Clews (Gentleman Informer / Old Man), John Hastings (Curan / Doctor), Jake Mann (Burgundy / Lear’s Knight), Michael Matus (Oswald), Caleb Roberts (King of France), and Danny Webb (Gloucester). [caption id="attachment_57749" align="aligncenter" width="750"] James Corrigan (Edmund) & Luke Thompson (Edgar)[/caption] They will be joined in the West End by James Corrigan (Edmund), Luke Thompson (Edgar), Anthony Howell (Albany), Lloyd Hutchinson (Fool), Claire Price (Goneril), Daniel Rabin (Cornwall), Scott Sparrow (Albany’s Man), Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia), James Millard, Johanne Murdock, Jessica Murrain and John Vernon.   [caption id="attachment_57747" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Claire Price (Goneril), Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia) & Kirsty Bushell (Regan)[/caption] The highly anticipated West End production aims to replicate the intimate setting of Chichester, with the removal of a large section of the rear stalls at the Duke of York's Theatre. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, Williams Shakespeare's King Lear is tender, brutal, moving and most of all epic. [caption id="attachment_57748" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Danny Webb (Gloucester), Sinéad Cusack (Kent) & Anthony Howell (Albany)[/caption] This production is directed by Jonathan Munby with design by Paul Wills, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben Ringham and Max Ringham, with movement direction by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Kate Waters. King Lear will be broadcast live to cinema's across the UK and internationally on 27 September 2018 with Natiopnal Theatre Live. Buy ticket to King Lear King Lear is booking from 11 July 2018 until 3 November 2018 at the Duke of York's Theatre, London.
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X-Men’s Ian McKellen to play King Lear in West End
Sir Ian McKellen is returning to London's West End as King Lear At 78, the Lord of The Rings star will lead the cast in Johnathan Munby's production of King Lear. The celebrated actor will star alongside Sinéad Cusack as Lear's loyal courtier Kent and Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, W1A,  American Psycho) as Edgar, who all reprise their roles from Munby's sell-out Chichester Festival Theatre production last year. McKellan, who was last in the West End in No Man's Land opposite Patrick Stewart, returns to his Shakespearean roots 66 years after his first Shakespearean role when he was just a school boy. His long and varied career includes numerous performances at the RSC and National Theatre, where he played several leading Shakespearean roles, including the title role in Macbeth and Iago in Trevor Nunn's award winning production of Othello. Notable film and television credits include And the Band Played On, a tv film about the discovery of aids, Six Degrees of Separation with Will Smith, Donald Sutherland and Stockard Channing, Gods and Monsters and more recently Vicious alongside Derek Jacobi. However, he received world-wide fame playing Magneto in the X-Men film franchise and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. King Lear is designed by Paul Wills, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, movement by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Kate Waters. King Lear will play for a limited 16 week run from 12 July 2018 at the Duke of York's Theatre.

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

  1. Name (required)Carole Kenyon

    Hello,

    What time does the SAturday matinee for King Lear begin?

    Thanks.
    C. Kenyon

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