King Lear

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD NOVEMBER 2012

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OPENING TIMES
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

LondonTown.com - King Lear Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Angel Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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Canonbury Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
11 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
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