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King Lear - 2018 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

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 as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.

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


Duke of York's Theatre

(London, )
St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4BG, United Kingdom


by A.A. Cristi - August 6, 2018
Legendary actor Ian McKellen is on the mend after a leg injury which prevented the actor from performing in a weekend performance of the West End production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
by Stage Tube - July 28, 2018
Award winning actor Sir Ian McKellen sits down with Christiane Amanpour in the Duke of York Theatre for a one on one interview. Currently, McKellen is starring in the title role of Shakespeare's King Lear. He sat down with Amanpour to discuss his career on stage and screen as well as his gay rights activism.
by Laura Jones - July 27, 2018
Following on from a hugely successful run at Chichester, Sir Ian McKellen is back in the title role of King Lear, in the same theatre in which he made his West End debut in 1964. The Duke of York's is decidedly bigger than the Minerva, but with the addition of a walkway through the centre of the auditorium reducing the theatre capacity substantially, there's a much more intimate feel.
by Stephi Wild - July 23, 2018
The cast of King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre includes Kirsty Bushell (Regan), Richard Clews (Gentleman Informer / Old Man), James Corrigan(Edmund), Sinead Cusack (Kent), John Hastings (Curan / Doctor), Anthony Howell (Albany), Lloyd Hutchinson (Fool), Jake Mann (Burgundy / Lear's Knight), Michael Matus (Oswald), Ian McKellen (King Lear), James Millard, Johanne Murdock, Jessica Murrain, Claire Price (Goneril), Daniel Rabin(Cornwall), Caleb Roberts (King of France), Scott Sparrow (Albany's Man), Luke Thompson (Edgar), Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia), John Vernon andDanny Webb (Gloucester).
by Stephi Wild - July 11, 2018
£5 tickets to King Lear will be made available as part of Chichester Festival Theatre's Prologue scheme for 16-25 year olds.
by Marianka Swain - February 12, 2018
Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby's explosive revival of Shakespeare's epic tragedy moves to London's West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. Book tickets here!