TitleKing Lear
AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night12/3/1986
Press Night12/11/1986
Closing Night11/11/1987
Performance Length3 hours, 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier for Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Michael Bryant)
Number of Performances100
Performer Roles
ROLE128882Hopkins; Sir; AnthonyLear, King of Britain
ROLE128883Locke; PhilipThe Earl of Kent
ROLE128884Bryant; Michael (1928-2002)The Earl of Gloucester
ROLE128885Hodge; DouglasEdmund, bastard son to Gloucester
ROLE128886Massey; AnnaGoneril, eldest daughter to Lear
ROLE128887Foster; MirandaCordelia, youngest daughter to Lear
ROLE128888Bertish; SuzanneRegan, second daughter to Lear
ROLE128889Drury; KenThe Duke of Albany, Goneril's husband
ROLE128890Pearson; FredThe Duke of Cornwall, Regan's husband
ROLE128891Williams; GuyThw Duke of Burgindy, suitor to Cordelia
ROLE128892Brook; PhilipThe King of France, suitor to Cordelia
ROLE128893Nighy; BillEdgar, elder son to Gloucester
ROLE128895Spink; BrianKnight
ROLE128896Seth; RoshanLear's Fool
ROLE128897Adams; DesmondThe Gentleman
ROLE128898Bax; MartinCuran
ROLE128899Gordon; PeterFirst Servant
ROLE128900Needs; SimonSecond Servant
ROLE128901Attard; PeterThird Servant
ROLE128902Thorndike; DanielOld Man / Doctor
ROLE128903Levent; HusMessenger
ROLE128904Williams; GlennBedlam Beggar
ROLE128905Bolt; IanFrench Soldier
ROLE128906Brennan; PatrickFrench Soldier
ROLE128907Coke; JudithLady
ROLE128908Fitzgerald; HelenLady
ROLE123229Whiteside; JanetLady
ROLE109028Higgs; PaulKeyboards
ROLE128909Wagstaff; AnthonyDrums
ROLE122916Scott; SimonSoldier
ROLE143258Weigand; GeorgeLutes
ROLE138927King; StephenKeyboards
ROLE143255Henson; Basil (-19 Dec 1990)Oswald, steward to Goneril
ROLE143256Brennan; PatrickThe Duke of Burgundy, suitor to Cordelia
ROLE143257Williams; GuyOswald, steward to Goneril
ROLE127772The CompanyOther parts
ROLE117660Davies; TerryKeyboards
ROLE108118Wilbraham; JohnTrumpet
Creative Roles
ROLE103715Hare; David (1947-)Director
ROLE106504Griffin; HaydenSettings Designer
ROLE128912Stromberg; ChristineCostumes
ROLE105642Dempster; RoryLighting
ROLE128913Bic√Ęt; NickMusic / Sound Design
ROLE103670King; TerryFights
ROLE110954Clare; RobertStaff Director
ROLE106097Cass Jones; MichaelProduction Manager
ROLE121512Fairclough; AngelaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE110955Jones; NicSound Designer
ROLE123047Wentworth; StephenAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE108023Ellerington; GeorgeAssistant Production Manager
ROLE109363Rowland; ChristineCostume Supervisor
ROLE128915Wilson; CarolineAssistant to Director
ROLE128916McArthur; AmandaAssistant to Settings Designer
ROLE104654Clark; NobbyProduction Photographer
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
ROLE111832Davies; TerryMusic Director
ROLE104744Montemuro; TrishStage Manager
ROLE104746Fox; ValerieAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106774Lynch; MatthewAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE109380Stone; KarenDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE109379Boddington; Diana (1921-2002)Stage Manager
ROLE120688Newcombe; MartinAssistant Stage Manager
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