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King Lear - Stratford-upon-Avon

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6BB.

Learn one of Shakespeare's most tragic tales

1/1: Learn one of Shakespeare's most tragic tales

  • Playing at the iconic Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • An ageing King Lear clings to his power and status as the crown is taken from him
  • Starring Antony Sher as King Lear

King Lear - Stratford-upon-Avon

Experience the tragic tale of King Lear and learn about his descent from the thrown at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

About King Lear

Gregory Doran, The Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director, brings his hugely credited production of King Lear back to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre for three weeks only. King Lear has a brilliant creative team behind it, with English actor, Antony Sher playing the role as King Lear – one of the utmost characters Shakespeare ever wrote.

The Story

The tragedy of King Lear is brought to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage once again, telling the story of King Lear’s decline of his family and kingdom. Reaching the old age of 80, King Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his children but soon realises the error of his ways. The division of his authority and kingdom, divides them as a family and soon, the tragic tale is told. Following a path of violence and disaster, King Lear’s decision leaves him and his family with the ultimate tragedy.

History of King Lear

Written by William Shakespeare in 1604, King Lear has taken on many adaptations throughout the years for theatre and film. Through Gregory Doran’s production, King Lear looks at ideas of family and loyalty and of course, leadership.


Travel Facilities

  • Nearest Rail Name: Stratford-Upon-Avon

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