King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
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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 and Sinéad Cusack.
Full casting to be announced shortly.


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


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