King Lear
From 1 May

King Lear

WIlliam Shakespeare

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale as King Lear in this highly anticipated production of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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'Riveting. Simon Russell Beale is extraordinary.'

Daily Express

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‘Never ceases to astonish. Simon Russell Beale is at his best.’

Evening Standard

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‘Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale deliver an unforgettable collaboration; prepare to have your heart broken.’

Metro

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‘The cast is beyond superlative. A literally awe-inspiring production.’

Time Out

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‘Simon Russell Beale proves once again why he is one of our great actors.’

The Times

‘Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale’s production is worth the wait.’

Independent

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‘Simon Russell Beale is magnetic. An exceptional production.’

Guardian

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‘Genuinely gripping. Simon Russell Beale movingly captures Lear’s terrified intimations of madness.’

Daily Telegraph

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Simon Russell Beale interview: Why I shaved my head for Lear

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Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
 
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
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