Ian McKellen & Danny Webb in King Lear, Duke of York's Theatre, London

Ian McKellen storms into the West End as King Lear

Ian McKellen brings his Lear to the West End in Jonathan Munby’s production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy which transfers from Chichester Festival Theatre.

At 79 years of age, the Tony, Golden Globe and Award-winningier Award winning actor shows no sign of slowing down with the production running for 100 performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

Joining McKellen on stage are Kirsty Bushell, Claire Price and Anita-Joy Uwajeh as his three daughters Regan, Goneril and Cordelia, Sinéad Cusack as Kent, Danny Webb as Gloucester, James Corrigan as Edmund and Luke Thompson as Edgar.

The creative team includes design by Paul Wills, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben Ringham and Max Ringham, movement direction by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Kate Waters.

The production will broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday 27th September with National Theatre Live.


King Lear - Duke of York's Theatre

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Ian McKellen as King Lear & Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Cordelia | King Lear, Duke of York's Theatre Credit: Johan Persson


Book tickets to King Lear

King Lear is booking until 3 November 2018 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

📷 Main photo: Ian McKellen as King Lear & Danny Webb as Gloucester (c) Johan Persson

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