King Lear - Duke of York's Theatre

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Venue Information
Duke of York's Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre
104 St Martin's Lane
London
London
WC2N 4BG

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.

King Lear

Important Info: ** Please note 6 ticket maximum per transaction. One transaction per household permitted**

Sir Ian McKellen makes a welcome return to a West End stage with Jonathan Munby’s staging of the Shakespeare classic, King Lear.

Over the years audiences have flocked to the West End to witness some acclaimed performers treading the boards, familiar from years of stage and screen work. This will be no different in 2018 with names like Cuba Gooding Jr.and  Jeremy Irons amongst the big-hitters.

However, it will be the presence of Sir Ian McKellen as the eponymous King Lear that will be the talk of the town, undoubtedly attracting legions of theatregoers to the Duke of York’s Theatre.

This isn’t the first time he has performed live in the capital, of course, but it marks a return of McKellen to a part that has won him many admirers during his career and continues to expose the power of Shakespeare in the 21st century’s West End.

King Lear is the eponymous monarch in Shakespeare’s 17th century text. The show focuses on his later years when his mind is diminished and he begins to distribute his estate amongst those that shower him with flattery. The result is that as his mind ebbs away, his power erodes and he is eventually left with nothing, wondering through the wilderness with a mad man by his side.

First presented to audiences in the early 1600s, the play has survived through the intervening centuries to become one of the Bard’s best known. Many high profile versions have emerged this century and the latest is directed by Jonathan Munby, responsible for various Shakespearean productions over the years and first presenting this version at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2017 (again with Sir Ian McKellen).

McKellen’s presence not only provides a familiar face and voice to the title role, it also ensures that a performer with enormous gravitas brings King Lear to life. McKellen, after all, is one of the most admired performers in the world thanks to stage work that includes No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot (in addition to providing the voice of the demon in 2017’s The Exorcist at the Phoenix Theatre) and numerous film roles.

He heads to the Duke of York’s Theatre in a year that also brings Mary Stuart and The Moderate Soprano to the venue. King Lear follows both of them, opening at the West End location on Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Booking Until: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Running Time: 3 hours 20 minutes (One interval)
Important Info: ** Please note 6 ticket maximum per transaction. One transaction per household permitted**
Show Status: production_closed
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