The production of King Lear at Almeida Theatre sees the award winning actor Jonathan Pryce take to the stage as the king who is forced from power and begins his wild descent into madness. Michael Attenborough, the artistic director of the Almeida Theatre, will direct the cast for this landmark production. The production of King Lear at Almeida Theatre is bound to be a highlight event in the theatre lover's calendar, during a season of high profile performances of Shakespearean plays across London the the UK.
Along with the production of King Lear at Almeida Theatre, the World Shakespeare Festival features some special performances at The Roundhouse, the National Theatre, The Barbican and even Shakespeare's Globe. A few plays that shall be performed include The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest and Cymbeline, and there are also new
Jonathan Pryce is extremely recognisable to film and television with hits such as Cranford, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrow Never Dies and Evita. Both a Tony and Olivier award winner has previously appeared at the National Theatre in My Fair Lady, and also starred in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Measure for Measure.
The production of King Lear at Almeida Theatre takes place from 31st August - 3rd November 2012. So make sure you see Jonathan Pryce in the title role of King Lear at Almeida Theatre when Shakespeare's epic tragedy appears as part of the World Shakespeare Festival.