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Theatre in London: See Ian McKellen as King Lear

February 12, 2018

Gandalf as King Lear! Yes please! Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s King Lear will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London for 100 performances only from 11th July to 3rd November 2018.

Directed by Jonathan Munby, this intimate and contemporary production features Ian McKellen as King Lear, returning to the Duke of York’s Theatre where he made his West End debut in the 1964 production of A Scent of Flowers. McKellen has enjoyed an illustrious career on stage and screen, not least inhabiting some of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles including Hamlet, Macbeth, Iago, Richard II and III as well as in previous productions of King Lear as Edgar, Kent and in the title role.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.

The first performance is on 11th July 2018 and tickets are available to buy now.

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