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Dazzling Reviews for Almeida’s Staging of Shakespeare Tragedy

Following her Olivier Award-nominated The Tragedy of Macbeth, Yael Farber has returned to London’s Almeida Theatre to direct Shakespeare’s King Lear.

Danny Sapani (pictured) takes centre stage as Lear, an aged king of ancient Britain, whose plan to divide his kingdom among his three daughters ends tragically.

When he tests each by asking how much she loves him, the older daughters, Goneril (Akiya Henry) and Regan (Faith Omole), flatter him. The youngest, Cordelia (Gloria Obianyo), does not, and famously answers ‘nothing’ when asked to speak.

As the new generation unleashes the consequences of their father’s choices in this highly acclaimed production, Lear takes us into the eye of the storm and its trail of destruction.


King Lear runs until March 30, with a Captioned Performance at 7pm on Thursday, March 7; Relaxed Environment Performances at 1pm and 7pm on Wednesday March 13 and a Audio Described Performance at 1pm on Saturday March 23 (Touch Tour at 11am).

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