Presented by the Donmar Warehouse and BAM
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Grandage
Sir Derek Jacobi is King Lear. Known to American audiences for
his Broadway (Uncle Vanya, Much Ado About
Nothing), film (Hamlet, Dead Again), and
television work (I, Claudius), the legendary British actor
takes on one of Shakespeare's greatest roles in a major new
production from director Michael Grandage and the brilliant team
behind six-time Tony Award-winning Red, the renowned
Donmar Warehouse (Creditors, 2010 Spring Season).
An aging monarch. A kingdom divided. A child's love rejected. Lear's world descends into chaos, and all that he once believed is now threatened. Unrivaled theatrical partners, Tony and Olivier Award winners Jacobi and Grandage (The Tempest, Don Carlos, and Twelfth Night) bring the drama's grand themes to vivid life in a production that unites one of the great actors of our time and one of England's most revered directors.
Set and costume design by Christopher Oram
Lighting design by Neil Austin
Composition and sound design by Adam Cork