Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781786825988
Binding: Paperback
Male Cast: 15
Female Cast: 3

King Lear

William Shakespeare, Jonathan Munby

Paperback (06 Aug 2018)

Jonathan Munby’s explosive revival of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy transferred to the West End following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Performed by a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom.


Two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.

Tender, brutal, moving and epic, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786825988
Female cast 3
Male cast 15
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 96