Kenneth Branagh will direct and play the title role for 50 performances only at Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 October.
He will be joined by Mara Allen as Curan (Macbeth The Globe, The Night Watch The Original Theatre Company), Deborah Alli as Goneril (Best of Enemies West End, School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play Lyric Hammersmith), Raymond Anum as Burgundy (The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew The Globe), Melanie‑Joyce Bermudez as Regan (RADA graduate 2023, professional debut), Doug Colling as Edgar (Dear Evan Hansen West End, This England Sky), Dylan Corbett‑Bader as France (The Tattooist of Auschwitz Sky, We Were The Lucky Ones Hulu), Eleanor de Rohan as Kent (Hamlet KBTC RADA, Anatomy of A Scandal Netflix), Chloe Fenwick‑Brown as Oswald (professional debut), Joseph Kloska as Gloucester (The Winter’s Tale and Imperium RSC, Richard III Rose Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse), Corey Mylchreest as Edmund (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and The Sandman Netflix), Hughie O’Donnell as Cornwall (Into The Woods The Cockpit), Caleb Obediah as Cornwall (Bridgerton Netflix, The Living Newspaper The Royal Court), Jessica Revell as Cordelia / The Fool (RADA graduate 2023, Tracy Beaker Returns, The Dumping Ground BBC).
Joining Kenneth Branagh as director, the creative team is made up of Jon Bausor (Set and Costume Designer), Lucy Skilbeck (Associate Director), Nina Dunn (Projection Designer), Paul Keogan (Lighting Designer), Ben and Max Ringham (Sound Designer and Composer), Aletta Collins (Choreographer), Lucy Bevan CDG and Emily Brockmann (Casting Directors), Bret Yount (Fight Director), Wakana Yoshihara (Hair and Make-up), Issy Snape and Michael Rouse (Assistant Directors) and Jim Leaver (Production Manager).
King Lear Day Tickets
Additional seats in the front row of the Stalls, plus a number of standing tickets located at the back of the Stalls will be released online at 10:30am on the morning of each performance day for any performances taking place that day.
Advance Standing Tickets
Standing tickets in the Grand Circle will be released online each Wednesday at 5:30pm, following the weekly lottery draw, for the following week’s performances. This scheme will provide an opportunity for anyone who does not wish to participate in the lottery, or whose lottery application has been unsuccessful, to purchase £20 tickets in advance.
“Our greatest living Shakespearean finally takes on Shakespeare’s greatest role.”Daily Telegraph
“Kenneth Branagh’s radical, youthful Lear tugs at the soul.”Evening Standard