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22nd Jan 2020 - 4th Apr 2020

Book Tickets

King Lear

King Lear Trailer

By William Shakespeare. Directed by Rupert Goold.

A co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and the Young Vic.

Pete Postlethwaite returned to his theatrical roots to tackle Shakespeare's greatest role. Two families tear themselves apart and a community teeters on the verge of disintegration in this intimate and provocative staging of the most elemental tragedy ever written.

Celebrating Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 and the explosive, punkish aesthetic of the Everyman Theatre, the show captured the spirit and atmosphere of an extraordinary city and a unique theatrical space.

  • Two families tear themselves apart.
  • A community teeters on the verge of disintegration.
  • ★★★★★ This is extraordinary theatre Time Out
  • ★★★★ Goold brilliantly dislodges the play from daunting realms of the mystic where it too often nests and gives it instead the compelling, accessible to-all stamp of a quality soap opera Evening Standard
  • ★★★★ A production that combines energy, invention Times
  • ★★★★ Pete Postlethwaite has made a triumphant return to the Everyman Theatre What's On Stage
  • ★★★★ A raw and gripping account of this dark play Financial Times
  • ★★★★ Goold's ambitious, cinematic vision must be applauded for making the tragedy speak so directly Daily Mail