David Farr production 2010

King Lear 2010 - King Lear (Greg Hicks). Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC

David Farr directed King Lear after directing the same ensemble in The Winter's Tale in 2009. This production played in the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon before Newcastle, London and the Lincoln Center, New York. Farr's King Lear was also one of the first shows to play in the re-opened Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in early 2011.

Find out more about the production by reading these reviews:

'Hicks' wonderful, ghost-like Lear is full of hate and spite'
Daily Express
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'Proves Greg Hicks to be an actor in the first Shakespearean rank ... shows the RSC Ensemble growing in authority'
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'David Farr's production is a masterpiece... gripping, inventive and assured'
Whats On Stage
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'Madness with a majestic touch...David Farr's apocalyptic production of Shakespeare's greatest play'
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'David Farr's excellent King Lear...fantastical, comical and heartbreaking'
Independent on Sunday
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'Samantha Young's avenging angel of a Cordelia and Darrell D'Silva's marvellously earthy Kent... Kelly Hunter and Katy Stephens as the elegant faces of evil'
Evening Standard
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Photo shows Greg Hicks as King Lear in the first scene of the 2010 production.
Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC

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