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From Aug 31, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats from Sep 15, Sat 2.30pm, no perf Sep 11, ends Nov 3
 
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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.

 

About Almeida Theatre

Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 West End transfers in 12 years, and early booking for tickets became essential - by the time the reviews came out, the run was usually sold out. More about Almeida Theatre


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15 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
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Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Theatre ToursTheatre ToursAn experienced guide leads a tour of the theatre including backstage and wardrobe areas.2017-11-04T11:00:00+00002017-11-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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The Twilight Zone
Theatre ToursTheatre ToursAn experienced guide leads a tour of the theatre including backstage and wardrobe areas.2018-01-06T11:00:00+00002018-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Summer And Smoke
Theatre ToursTheatre ToursAn experienced guide leads a tour of the theatre including backstage and wardrobe areas.2018-03-10T11:00:00+00002018-03-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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