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Helena Kaut-Howson: King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe

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Time 18:30
Date 10/06/22
Price £25

Tragedy, madness, blindness, mass death, despair and love, King Lear is a nightmarish family drama of global proportions, forcing us to face our own humanity and the profound need for compassion.

Friday 10 June - Sunday 24 July.

When the aged King relinquishes his empire, he divides it amongst his three daughters, promising the largest share to the one who professes to love him the most. But when the balance of power transfers to the next generation, Lear is cast out by those he trusts, embarking on a maddening quest for self-knowledge and reconciliation.

Twenty-five years after their original, ground-breaking production, internationally lauded director, Helena Kaut-Howson, co-founder of theatre company Complicité, Marcello Magni, and ‘one of the greatest stage actors alive’ (Vanity Fair), Kathryn Hunter reunite to bring King Lear to a new generation. Kathryn reclaims the title role, with the Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry as Cordelia and the Fool.

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