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King Lear

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King Lear

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgement, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children's loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken fro granted. Alone in the wilderness he is elft to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

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  • King Lear: Antony Sher
  • Goneril: Nia Gwynee
  • Cordelia: Natalie Simpson
  • Edmund: Paapa Essiedu
  • Duke of Cornwall: James Clyde
  • Earl of Kent: Antony Byrne
  • Edgar: Oliver Johnstone
  • Oswald: Byron Mondahl
  • Duke of Albany: Clarence Smith