TitleKing Lear
AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night6/22/1990
Press Night7/26/1990
Closing Night2/2/1991
Performance Length4 hours (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier for Performance of the Year by an Actor in a Supporting Role (David Bradley)
Number of Performances51
Performer Roles
ROLE120014Strong; MarkDuke of Burgundy / Captain / First Servant / Understudy: Edmund, bastard son to Gloucester
ROLE120015Simpson; RichardHerald / Third Servant / Understudy: The Earl of Kent
ROLE120016McKellen; Sir; Ian (1939-)Earl of Kent / Understudy: Herald
ROLE120017Jeffrey; PeterEarl of Gloucester
ROLE120018Kae- Kazim; HakeemEdmund, bastard son to Gloucester
ROLE120019McKee; PhilMessenger / Understudy: Third Knight / Understudy: Curan, of Gloucester's houehold / Understudy: Gentleman / Understudy: Captain
ROLE120021Cox; BrianLear, King of Britain
ROLE120022Engel; SusanGoneril, eldest daughter to Lear
ROLE120023Higgins; ClareRegan, second daughter to Lear / Understudy: Goneril, eldest daughter to Lear
ROLE120024Kvale; HelenMessenger / Understudy: Cordelia, youngest daughter to Lear
ROLE120025Purchase; BruceDoctor / Understudy: The Earl of Gloucester
ROLE120026Beazley; SamOld Man / Understudy: Doctor
ROLE120027Marchant; StephenCuran, of Gloucester's household / Second Servant / Understudy: The Duke of Burgundy / Understudy: Oswald, steward to Goneril / Understudy: Messenger
ROLE120028Hurley; ColinGentleman / Understudy: Edgar, elder son to Gloucester
ROLE120029Bradley; DavidLear's Fool / Understudy: Lear, King of Britain
ROLE120030Sullivan; PeterThird Knight / Understudy: The Duke of Cornwall, Regan's husband
ROLE120031Blane; NicholasOswald, steward to Goneril / Understudy: King of France
ROLE120032Hutchinson; DerekEdgar, elder son to Gloucester
ROLE120033Collings; DavidKing of France / Understudy: The Duke of Albany, Goneril's husband
ROLE120034O'Callaghan; RichardDuke of Cornwall, Regan's husband / Understudy: Lear's fool
ROLE120035Bremmer; RichardDuke of Albany, Goneril's husband
ROLE120036Matheson; EveCordelia, youngest daughter to Lear / Understudy: Regan, second daughter to Lear
ROLE107932Allen; MartinPercussion
ROLE119928Burnett; SandyKeyboards
ROLE116252Rae; ColinTrumpet / Percussion
ROLE143392Redman; JoyceUnderstudy: Old Man
ROLE143393Members of the CompanyKnights / Officers / Servants / Attendants / Messengers / Understudy: First Servant / Understudy: Second Servant / Understudy: Third Servant
Creative Roles
ROLE113012Bechtler; HildegardDesigner
ROLE116248Kalman; JeanLighting
ROLE105998Muldowney; DominicMusic
ROLE119927Waller; JohnFights
ROLE104842Rodenburg; PatsyVoice Coach
ROLE119017Caulfield; JohnStage Manager
ROLE119777Bardsley; FionaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE117259Fitt; WendyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE111008McLeish; PaulAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE119970Moisley; JaneCostume Supervisor
ROLE113929Libbert; NeilProduction Photographer
ROLE104743Hulley; RodgerProduction Manager
ROLE104867Milling; DavidDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE117264Suffling; JaneDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE104848Edwards; FreyaSound
ROLE110409Rasmussen; WilliamDesign Assistant
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
ROLE104430Warner; DeborahDirector
ROLE137941Monsey; CordeliaAssistant Director
ROLE128151Beattie; RosemaryCompany Manager
RNT/PR/4/1/467King LearJanuary 1990 - June 1993Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/4/1/468King LearJune 1990 - March 1991Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/2/2/113King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PR/3/349King Lear1990Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/1/2/134bKing Lear / Richard III1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/2/2/114King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PP/5/225Richard III1990Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/1/2/133King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/2/6/129King Lear / Richard IIIDecember 1990Other Venue Posters
RNT/PO/5/198King Lear1990Set Photographs
RNT/PP/5/226King Lear1990Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/SM/1/326King Lear1990Prompt Scripts
RNT/CO/1/269King Lear1990Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/4/1/469King LearNovember 1989 - November 1990Press Production Review Files
RNT/PL/3/47Brian Cox: Salem to Moscow15 January 1991Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/PP/1/2/134aKing Lear / Richard III1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PR/2/3/17Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Leeds5 June 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/E/1/2/23Richard III / King Lear1990Education Department Show Files
RNT/E/2/2/2Richard III and King Lear Student Day 19911991Student Days
RNT/SM/2/3/92King Lear1990 - 1991Lyttelton Show Reports
RNT/PO/2/1/65cRichard III / King Lear1990 - 1991Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/PR/2/3/56Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Nottinghamc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/57Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Milanc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/26Two Shakespeare Tragedies Visit Tokyo27 July 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/55Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Hamburgc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/58Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Madridc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/22Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Cardiff9 July 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/46Two Shakespeare tragedies for world tourc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/13Miller and Shakespeare in double openings at The National.15 March 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/R/1/1/18King Lear T-shirt1990Clothing
RNT/PP/1/2/134King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/231King Lear / Richard III13 September 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/232King Lear / Richard III21 November 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/233King Lear / Richard III13 December 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/234King Lear / Richard III13 December 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/237King Lear / Richard III15 February 1991Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/235King Lear / Richard III07 February 1991Touring programmes
RNT/PR/2/3/47Two Shakespeare tragedies for world tourc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/48Miller and Shakespeare in double opening at The Nationalc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PP/3/6/144King Lear / Richard III1990Touring Printwork
RNT/R/1/4/3/74King Lear1990Postcards
RNT/PP/3/9/3/69aKing Lear1990Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/3/69bKing Lear1991Lyttelton Cast Lists
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