King Lear

William Shakespeare

Gregory Doran’s critically-acclaimed production travels to New York then returns for three weeks only, with Antony Sher reprising his role as King Lear.

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music

    New York

    Until 29 Apr 2018

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    23 May - 9 Jun 2018

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 55 mins + 20 mins interval

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children.
Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran’s critically-acclaimed production returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for three weeks only, with Antony Sher reprising his role as King Lear, one of the greatest parts ever written by Shakespeare.

King Lear plays at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York from 7 – 29 April.