Ambassador Theatre Group & Royal & Derngate, Northampton present
by William Shakespeare
“It will come: humanity must prey on itself, like monsters of the deep.”
An ageing tyrant’s whimsical decision to divide his kingdom tears his family apart, sparks catastrophic civil war and destroys all that he has.
Driven from his home, King Lear endures madness, blindness and great suffering as he battles a great storm. Yet with madness he finds reason, from blindness he gains new sight, after betrayal he discovers loyalty and through his suffering a better world emerges.
Two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Pennington leads a cast of fourteen distinguished actors in Philip Franks’ epic new interpretation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy which marks the 400th anniversary of his death and visits xxxx as part of an extensive national tour.
‘Michael Pennington: a magnificent classical actor’
‘Michael Pennington will break your heart. One of England’s foremost classical actors, he is a King Lear to grieve for in Shakespeare's darkest play’
Brooklyn Eagle from the US production
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