THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD NOVEMBER 2012
Michael Attenborough, son of actor Richard, brings Shakespeare's greatest tragedy to life at the Almeida Theatre, with award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce playing the title role in King Lear. Forming part of the World Shakespeare Festival, the show runs from the 31st August through to November 3rd, and is brought lovingly to the intimate stage at the Almeida. Pryce takes on the complex role of King Lear, as he asks each of his three daughters to profess their love for him but is not satisfied by the honest answer of his youngest child and banishes her from his kingdom. Once he realises his mistake, it is too late and he descends into a madness.
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14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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30 Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from King Lear
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35 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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