TitleKing Lear
AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night3/21/1997
Press Night3/27/1997
Closing Night9/10/1997
Performance Length3 hours, 30 minutes (including 15 minute interval)
AwardsEvening Standard Drama Desk Awards for Best Actor (Ian Holm), Best Director (Richard Eyre)
Critics' Circle Drama Awards for Best Director (Richard Eyre), Best Actor (Ian Holm)
Oliviers for Best Director (Richard Eyre), Best Actor (Ian Holm)
Olivier nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Michael Bryant and Paul Rhys)
Number of Performances71
Performer Roles
ROLE117589Burke; DavidThe Earl of Kent
ROLE117590West; TimothyThe Earl of Gloucester
ROLE117591Lynch; FinbarEdmund
ROLE117592Holm; IanKing Lear
ROLE117593Flynn; BarbaraGoneril
ROLE117594Redman; AmandaRegan
ROLE117595Duff; Anne-MarieCordelia
ROLE117598Simkins; MichaelThe Duke of Cornwall
ROLE117599Bailey; NicholasThe Duke of Burgundy
ROLE117600Irvine; AdrianThe King of France
ROLE117601Rhys; PaulEdgar
ROLE117602Osborne; WilliamOswald
ROLE117603Chamberlain; MartinLear's Gentleman
ROLE117604Bryant; Michael (1928-2002)Lear's Fool
ROLE117605Benzing; PaulCornwall's servant
ROLE117606Jones; HarryOld Man
ROLE117607Coonan; DanielMessenger to Albany
ROLE116252Rae; ColinTrumpet / Percussion
ROLE117597Lyon; DavidThe Duke of Albany
ROLE117169Members of the CompanyOther parts
ROLE106387Gregory; MichaelPercussion
Creative Roles
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
ROLE109358Crowley; BobDesigner
ROLE116248Kalman; JeanLighting
ROLE105998Muldowney; DominicMusic
ROLE109373Hobbs; WilliamFights
ROLE103663Rodenburg; PatsyCompany Voice Work
ROLE109892Baker; SimonSound
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE117264Suffling; JaneDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE116251Kerr; JamesAssistant Director
ROLE105168Dewar; IainAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE109363Rowland; ChristineCostume Supervisor
ROLE117259Fitt; WendyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE117260Kelly; GarthAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE109146Thorp; JudithAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE109362Willmott; DianeAssistant Production Manager
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE117588Oonk; BartProgramme Designer
ROLE128513Eyre; Sir; Richard (1943-)Director
ROLE119017Caulfield; JohnStage Manager
ROLE113511Coombes; Rosalind (Ros)Assistant to the Designer
ROLE117302Mayhew; MichaelDesigner of Poster and Programme Cover
RNT/PR/3/480King Lear1997Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/1/4/190King Lear27 March 1997Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/PR/4/1/627King LearDecember 1996 - April 1998Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/5/331King Lear1997Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/2/4/194King Lear27 March 1997Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PR/2/3/217Richard Eyre directs Ian Holm as King Lear29 January 1997Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/SM/2/2/188King Lear1997Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/PO/1/1/168aKing Lear1997Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/1/1/168bKing Lear1997Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/R/1/4/3/20Ian Holm in King Lear1997Postcards
RNT/CO/1/372King Lear1997Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/3/219Richard Eyre directs Ian Holm as King Lear17 March 1997Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/215Production news from the Royal National Theatre20 January 1997Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/218World Premiers of new plays by David Hare and Patrick Marber 10 March 1997Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PP/3/6/115King Lear1997Touring Printwork
RNT/SO/2/1/36King Lear26 April 1997Master Recordings
RNT/SO/2/2/36King Lear26 April 1997Viewing Recordings
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