“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks

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Director -- Deborah Warner
Written by -- William Shakespeare
Cast -- (the cast may change on different dates) Glenda Jackson, Fiston Barek, William Chubb, Morfydd Clark, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Celia Imrie, Simon Manyonda, Harry Melling, Clifford Rose, Gary Sefton

The Old Vic is putting on a production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear", with Glenda Jackson in the lead role -- and no, that is not a typo!

Lear is an ageing monarch in a divided kingdom. He decides to share it out between his three beloved daughters, but when he asks them to profess their love for him, only two of them shower the elderly king with flattering platitudes. His third daughter simply confesses to love him like a daughter should, and he casts her out of his kingdom for wounding his pride.

His world soon descends into chaos. His first two daughters force him from power, and an increasingly impotent and frail Lear descends into madness.

 

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