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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT
10 - 27 Aug 2017
The Globe on Tour's King Lear is so stunning, it's hard to hold it all in your head.
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Shakespeare's infamous 'mad king' who tested his three daughters' love for him is given new life in a brand-new production directed by Nancy Meckler, whose previous works for the RSC include Anna Karenina, Heartbreak House, True West, The Birthday Party, The Bacchae and Orestes. When the ageing monarch of Britain, King Lear, decides to handover his duties to his three daughters by dividing up his kingdom amongst them. In order to do this, he decides to allocate the portions based upon each of his daughter's declarations of their love for him, with disastrous consequences.
However his youngest and favourite daughter, Cordelia, is upset by this barbaric method and remains silent. Outraged at her refusal to participate, King Lear immediately banishes her, leaving his other two daughters to inherit his fortune - an action that ultimately leads to his downfall.
Opening night: 10 August 2017
Booking through until: 27 August 2017
Suitable for audiences of all ages
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