Production images have been released showing Brian Blessed as King Lear in the upcoming Guildford Shakespeare Company production at Holy Trinity Church.
It marks the first time that Blessed, known for his trademark booming voice, has played King Lear on stage and the first time he has performed alongside his daughter Rosalind who plays Goneril.
Directed by Caroline Devlin for Guildford Shakespeare Company, with design by Neil Irish, lighting by Declan Randall and sound by Matt Eaton, the cast also features: Sarah Gobran (Regan), James Sobol Kelly (Gloucester), Noel White (Kent), Ben Ashton (Edmund), Tim Allsop (Oswald), Matt Pinches (Edgar) and Richard Neale (Cornwall).
We spoke exclusively with Brian last week, check out the interview here.
King Lear is playing at the Holy Trinity Church in Guildford from until 14 February.
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