King Lear

1st Night Photos and Video: Martin Freeman and cast at opening night of Jamie Lloyd's Richard III
By Ben Hewis · 10 Jul 2014 · London, West End

The first production of the second Trafalgar Transformed season opened last night

King Lear (tour – Bury St Edmunds)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 9 Jul 2014 · Bury St Edmunds

Last year's production of "King Lear" by Shakespeare's Globe is once more on its travels. A short UK tour then takes Bill Buckhurst's compressed staging to the USA after a brief season on the South Bank.

Petherbridge's Perfect Mind revived for Young Vic and tour

The acclaimed show centres on a stroke the veteran actor suffered while rehearsing for King Lear

King Lear (Cockpit Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 12 Mar 2014 · London, Off-West End

Stage veteran David Ryall impresses as the eponymous monarch in Darker Purpose Theatre's production

Michael Coveney: RSC asks, which is Shakespeare's most popular play? And which is the best?

Michael Coveney looks at the recent poll from the Royal Shakespeare Company looking at the public's favourite Shakespeare play

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff · 24 Jan 2014 · London, West End

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)

Michael Coveney: King Lear sponsors, stand-ins and other shout-outs
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jan 2014 · London, West End
Simon Russell Beale in King Lear© Mark Douet Simon Russell Beale's last Shakespearean performance at the National, Timon of Athens, was a brilliantly sarcastic update on the re
King Lear (NT Olivier)
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jan 2014 · London, West End

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale as the eponymous monarch opened at the NT Olivier last night

Sam Troughton misses King Lear performances after being 'struck dumb'
By Theo Bosanquet · 23 Jan 2014 · London, West End

Troughton, who plays Edmund, lost his voice mid-scene in the National Theatre production

Show Pics: Simon Russell Beale reunites with Sam Mendes for NT's Lear
By Editorial Staff · 20 Jan 2014 · London, West End

Production images have been released for Sam Mendes' production of King Lear at the NT Olivier starring Simon Russell Beale, which opens later this week (23 January 2014)