King Lear (Off-Broadway, The Shed, 2024) | Playbill

King Lear


Kenneth Branagh plays the title role in a new production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, set in the barbarous landscape of Ancient Britain. Featuring a cast of rising stars from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art directed by Branagh, this production releases the play’s power and turmoil in a fast-paced staging.


Perhaps Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear is the story of an aging king, who, in demanding a show of devotion from his three daughters, leaves his kingdom divided, his family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Scenic and Costume Design by Jon Bausor
Projection Design by Nina Dunn
Lighting Design by Paul Keogan
Sound Design and Music Composition by Ben and Max Ringham
Choreography by Aletta Collins
Fight Direction by Bret Yount

Cast Includes Kenneth Branagh, Mara Allen, Deborah Alli, Raymond Anum, Melanie-Joyce Bermudez, Doug Colling, Dylan Corbett-Bader, Eleanor de Rohan, Chloe Fenwick-Brown, Joseph Kloska, Corey Mylchreest, Caleb Obediah, Hughie O'Donnell, Jessica Revell


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