King Lear

Duke of York's Theatre
45 St Martin's Lane

Opening Times

A superb performance by Ian McKellen


“Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” - Daily Telegraph

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

With its intimate staging, this contemporary, dystopian production places audiences at the centre of the storm as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.


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  • Charing Cross
  • Covent Garden
  • Embankment
  • Piccadilly Circus
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