TitleKing Lear
AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night1/14/2014
Press Night1/23/2014
Closing Night7/2/2014
Performance Length3 hours, 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Awards2014 Falstaff Awards (playshakespeare.com) for Best Principal Performance, Female (Kate Fleetwood), Best Director (Sam Mendes).
Number of Performances88
Content GuidanceThis production includes moderate violence and mild language. Age guidance 12+.
Performer Roles
ROLE140693Beale; Simon Russell (12/01/1961-)Lear, King of Britain
ROLE140695Townsend; StanleyThe Earl of Kent
ROLE140696Boxer; StephenThe Earl of Gloucester
ROLE140697Troughton; SamEdmund, bastard son to Gloucester
ROLE140698Fleetwood; KateGoneril, Lear's eldeast daughter
ROLE140721Martin; Anna MaxwellRegan, Lear's Second Daughter
ROLE140722Vinall; OliviaCordelia, Lear's youngest daughter
ROLE140724Waiton; RossKing of France / Captain / Understudy: Cornwall, Kent, Cornwall's Servant
ROLE140725Manyonda; SimonOswald, Goneril's Steward / Understudy: Edgar
ROLE140726Brooke; TomEdgar, son to Gloucester
ROLE140727Scarborough; AdrianThe Fool
ROLE140728Millar; DanielCuran / Understudy: France, Burgundy, Fool
ROLE140729Taylor; Jonathan DrydenCornwall's Servant / Understudy: Albany, Old Man, Nursem Curan, Captain
ROLE140731Stokely; HannahDoctor / Understudy: Goneril, Regan
ROLE140730Haigh; ColinOld Man / Understudy: Lear
ROLE140735Clothier; RichardThe Duke of Albany, Goneril's Husband
ROLE140736Essiedu; PaapaThe Duke of Burgundy, suitor to Cordelia / Understudy: Edmund, Oswald, Officer
ROLE140737Powell; GaryAn Officer / Understudy: Gloucester
ROLE140738Al-Warith; SaifCast
ROLE140739Alogoa; JonCast
ROLE140740Ali; WajCast
ROLE140741Ampofo; NathanCast
ROLE140742Anthoney; PaulCast
ROLE140743Barnes; James SCast
ROLE140744Betteridge; MatCast
ROLE140745Bhatti; NavinderCast
ROLE140746Blakely; JonathanCast
ROLE140747Brown; KarlCast
ROLE140748Canciglia; SebastianCast
ROLE140749Darcy; MatthewCast
ROLE140750Dhut; AmitCast
ROLE140751Noor; Dillan-KnightCast
ROLE140752Jermaine-Flanders; DexterCast
ROLE140753Gardner; MattCast
ROLE140754Harris; CameronCast
ROLE140756Inkson; JamesCast
ROLE140757Kamara; KojoCast
ROLE140758Lindsay; OwenCast
ROLE140759Meyer; RebeccaCast
ROLE140760Noone; ShaneCast
ROLE140761Ogeleka; JosephCast
ROLE140762Phoenix; GaryCast
ROLE140763Rasero; JavierCast
ROLE140764Steele; AnthonyCast
ROLE140766Thompson; AndrewCast
ROLE140767Tyler; MaxwellCast
ROLE140768Willis; GraceCast
ROLE140770Bradley; CassieNurse / Understudy: Cordelia, Doctor
ROLE140723Nardone; MichaelThe Duke of Cornwall, Regan's husband
Creative Roles
ROLE104048Mendes; SamDirector
ROLE109747Ward; AnthonyDesigner
ROLE106246Pyant; PaulLighting Designer
ROLE104380Cunneen; PaddyMusic
ROLE130724Driscoll; JonProjection Designer
ROLE104389King; TerryFight Director
ROLE114079Arditti; PaulSound Designer
ROLE106355Nelson; JeannetteCompany Voice & Dialect Work
ROLE108931Leaver; JimProduction Manager (NT)
ROLE130859Marsland; DavidStage Manager
ROLE112898Spon; WendyCasting
ROLE138546Moore; MartyDeputy Production Manager
ROLE128170Hill; AnnaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE130214Farmery; IanAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE139111Rowe, Polly Assistant Stage Manager
ROLE139981Murray; NickProject Draughting
ROLE138493Radley-Bennett; DanielDigital Art
ROLE114105Milnes; YvonneCostume Supervisor
ROLE140704Ferguson; EdProduction Sound Engineer
ROLE137494Carrington; GemmaAssociate Projection Designer
ROLE133549Munoz-Newsome; IsabelAssistant to the Designer
ROLE104370Douet; MarkProduction Photographer
ROLE140706Hoare; TimStaff Director
ROLE140701Holmes; SarahCostume Show Buyer
ROLE140710Blair; GillianWigs, Hair & Make-up Supervisor
ROLE140711Smith; EleanorProp Supervisor
ROLE138556Winter; CamillaProp Supervisor
ROLE140712Taylor; Andrew / AndyLighting Supervisor
ROLE140703Charlton; HenriLighting Programmer
ROLE140713Morgans; Matthew / Mogzi BromleySound Operator
ROLE140714Walmsey; BobCGI Artist
ROLE140705Gosling; Richard W CStage Supervisor
ROLE140715Peavot; BarryRigging Supervisor
ROLE140716Wanklin; PaulArmourer / Special Effects Supervisor
ROLE140717Cotton; DaveConstruction Supervisor
ROLE140718Cooper; IanScenic Painting Supervisor
ROLE140708Newcombe; GarethAssistant Stage Manager (Sponsored by the Dingemans Bursary)
ROLE129639Allen; SimonPercussion
ROLE131746Moody; LauraCello
ROLE140733Crisp; SarahViolin & Viola
ROLE140769Tannock; FraserTrumpet & Keyboard
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
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