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King Lear

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Closed February 9, 2014

A magnificent incredulity flows, as hot and coursing as lava, from Frank Langella's King Lear when he discovers that people are no longer quaking when he commands.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See King Lear?

This Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear comes to Broadway straight from a run in the UK, both starring three time Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated actor Frank Langella in the title role. The production is directed by Angus Jackson.

King Lear is Shakespeare's classic tragedy about a wealthy king who descends into maddness after dividing his estate between his three daughters causes more distress than he could ever have imagined.
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Opening night: 7 January 2014


Suitable for audiences of all ages.

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Frank Langella
Sebastian Armesto
Max Bennett
Denis Conway
Isabella Laughland
Catherine McCormack
Harry Melling
Lauren O'Neil
Steven Pacey
Rob Heaps
Tom Mothersdale
Chu Omambala
Michael Sheldon
Parth Thakerar
Tim Treloar
Alan Vicary


Angus Jackson - director
Robert Innes Hopkins - production design
Peter Mumford - lighting design
Isobel Waller-Bridge - music
Fergus O'Hare - sound design


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