The Donmar production of King Lear starring Sir Derek Jacobi will be at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow in March next year. The week long run is the only Scottish date on the tour. Appearing alongside Jacobi will be Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ron Cook, Michael Hadley, Paul Jesson, Gina McKee and Justine Mitchell.
Director Michael Grandage said "This (touring) initiative is born of a desire to share our work with as many people as possible. I believe Derek Jacobi's King Lear will be an event that deserves to be seen beyond the Donmar Warehouse and I’m delighted we are expanding our UK touring programme, as well as going out live to over 300 cinemas worldwide. It means a Donmar production featuring one of our finest Shakespearean actors will be available to more people than we could ever hold in our Covent Garden home”.
The play will run in Glasgow from 7 - 12 March, 2011.