By William Shakespeare, Directed by Yaël Farber
Thu 8 Feb - Sat 30 Mar 2024
Nothing shall come of nothing.
We all must face the moment of truth that we won’t live forever.
Lear, father and king of unquestioned power, must divide his realm between his three daughters. The first two quickly declare the love he is desperate to hear, yet his favourite Cordelia shuns the performative circus. “Nothing” she answers, when asked to speak. And towards that nothing Lear’s world begins to slide.
As the new generation unleashes the consequences of their father’s choices, Lear takes us into the eye of the storm and its trail of destruction.
Following her Olivier Award-nominated The Tragedy of Macbeth, Yaël Farber directs Danny Sapani (Killing Eve; Hymn) as King Lear in Shakespeare’s poignant, morally ambiguous, and subversive epic.
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Audio Described Sat 23 Mar 1pm (Touch Tour 11am)
Captioned Thu 7 Mar 7pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 13 Mar 1pm & 7pm
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Cast & Creatives
Further casting to be announced.
All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings. More info
Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy discounted tickets by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from Thu 8 Feb – Wed 14 Feb. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Thu 18 Jan. More info
If you are aged 30 or under, over 65 or are unemployed you can book tickets at a discounted rate. Not applicable on Fri or Sat evenings.
Talks & Events
After Thu 7 Mar performance
A captioned post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Almeida For Free
Thu 22 Feb 7pm
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. Sign up to our emails for Tickets & Events for 16-25s to be notified when tickets are available.
There will be schools only performances held on Wed 28 Feb 1pm and Wed 6 Mar 7pm.