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King Lear

A family feud tears apart a kingdom in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear in the Globe Theatre this Summer. When the aged King relinquishes his empire, he divides it amongst his three daughters, promising the largest share to the one who professes to love him the most. But when the balance of power transfers to the next generation, Lear is cast out by those he trusts, embarking on a maddening quest for self-knowledge and reconciliation.

A nightmarish family drama of global proportions, King Lear forces us to face our own humanity and the profound need for compassion.

Twenty-five years after their original, ground-breaking production, internationally lauded director, Helena Kaut-Howson, co-founder of theatre company Complicité, Marcello Magni, and ‘one of the greatest stage actors alive’ (Vanity Fair), Kathryn Hunter reunite to bring King Lear to a new generation. Kathryn reclaims the title role, with the Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry as Cordelia and the Fool.

‘The oldest hath borne most: we that are young

Shall never see so much, nor live so long’

(Act V, scene 3)

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Unless eating or drinking, all guests are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 10th June 2022 until Sun 24th July 2022.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

Thu

7.30pm

Fri

2.00pm

Sat

7.30pm
1.00pm

Sun

7.30pm

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Details

Rail Icon Nearest rail: London Bridge

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Northern, Jubilee

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: London Bridge

Directions Icon Directions from London Bridge :

Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river. 

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Location

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
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King Lear

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside

Running until:
Sun 24th July 2022

Tickets from
£ 8.00