King Lear

Date(s) - 8 Jan 2016
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Captioned performances:  Wednesday, 16 December 2015 at 1pm AND Friday, 8 January 2016 at 7.30pm

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“Who is it that can tell me who I am?”
King Lear

Sydney Theatre Company and
Colonial First State Global Asset Management present
by William Shakespeare

A tyrant. A father. Every inch a king.

Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. To determine their share, they need simply to express their love for him. The youngest, Cordelia, says nothing. Everything else is history.

Shakespeare’s masterpiece is a portrait of a man in decline. Yet, as his mind falters, he ekes out new wisdom. As people betray him, he discovers true constancy. At his nadir, he is at his best.

Geoffrey Rush and Neil Armfield have been friends and collaborators for well over 30 years – one of Australia’s most enduring and revered creative partnerships. Together, they have worked on everything from Hamlet to The Diary of a Madman, upping the ante for Australian theatre again and again. Now, in a landmark production, this iconic actor and this visionary director bring us a King Learlike no other.

Director Neil Armfield
Set Designer Robert Cousins
Costume Designer Alice Babidge
Composer John Rodgers
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper

Robyn Nevin, Geoffrey Rush, Mark Leonard Winter, Meyne Wyatt

Duration: 3hrs (including interval)

Warning: violence, nudity

Please note: It was recently announced that Sydney Theatre will undergo a name change to be known as Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay in March 2015. STC Season Ticket Holders with existing tickets to this production will not be affected by the name change. Existing tickets will still be valid at the time of your performance.


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