Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Details: The Globe Theatre, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Performances: Times vary
In short: It's crunch time for Lear.
In full: The bard's King Lear may be a set-text classic, but a show that shows the timelessness of this aging protagonist has been a longtime growing up.
This reworking of Shakespeare's craggy classic feels perfectly suited for the Globe, and it will strike a chord for anyone who feels isolated by modern life.
Director Dominic Dromgoole has won a good deal of compliments for his interpretation of the bard's staple, and all the kind words come well deserved.
- '[Artistic Director Dominic] Dromgoole's account of this most gutting and emotionally extreme of the tragedies is fluent, fast-paced and admirably direct.' Paul Taylor, The Independent
- 'Give it a week to settle; by then this production will be giving the RSC's much-lauded effort a run for its money.' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian