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Director: Jonathan Munby; Written by: William Shakespeare; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Ian McKellen
Hollywood star Ian McKellen will be starring in the Duke of York's production of King Lear -- one of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
Lear is an ageing monarch in a divided kingdom, so he decides to share it out between his three beloved daughters. But when he asks them to profess their love of him only two are prepared to shower the elderly king with flattering platitudes. His third daughter simply suggests that she will love him like any daughter should. Lear then casts her out of his kingdom for wounding his pride.
His two flattering daughters quickly reveal their true colours and force him from power. The increasingly frail king then descends into madness, and realises too late that it was his third daughter who loved him the most.
You might like to check out our complete list of Shakespeare plays in London.
Daily Telegraph★★★★★ – "Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production" Guardian★★★★ – "This production still dazzles, McKellen shimmering brightest at its dark, tormented heart" The Times★★★★ – "Ian McKellen is magnificent"
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Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Romeo And Juliet at Barbican Centre – 2 Nov 2018 to 19 Jan 2019 – Shakespeare's tragic play 'Romeo and Juliet' will receive a contemporary re-telling at the Barbican Theatre.
Macbeth at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – 7 Nov 2018 to 2 Feb 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Shakespeare's most brutal play, Macbeth.
Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke – 10 Nov 2018 to 19 Jan 2019 – The Duke of York's Theatre will be putting on a production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke.
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