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King Lear

A family feud tears apart a kingdom in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear in the Globe Theatre this Summer.

When the aged King relinquishes his empire, he divides it amongst his three daughters, promising the largest share to the one who professes to love him the most. But when the balance of power transfers to the next generation, Lear is cast out by those he trusts, embarking on a maddening quest for self-knowledge and reconciliation.

A nightmarish family drama of global proportions, King Lear forces us to face our own humanity and the profound need for compassion.

Twenty-five years after their original, ground-breaking production, internationally lauded director, Helena Kaut-Howson, co-founder of theatre company Complicité, Marcello Magni, and ‘one of the greatest stage actors alive’ (Vanity Fair), Kathryn Hunter reunite to bring King Lear to a new generation. Kathryn reclaims the title role, with the Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry as Cordelia and the Fool.

‘The oldest hath borne most: we that are young
Shall never see so much, nor live so long’
(Act V, scene 3)

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Cancellation Policy

1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.

Good To Know

All performances will be played at full capacity. The yard will be standing tickets. They ask audience to wear mask and ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.


Friday 10th June - Sunday 24th July 2022

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Latest customer reviews

  • Inspiring performance

    27 July 2022

    An incredible performance from the whole cast, and a fascinating look into how age and instability can affect relationships.

    Georgina Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Re-inspiring Shakespeare

    27 July 2022

    I was totally involved in this amazing production of King Lear ….. 3 hours flew and I was left wanting more. Catherine Hunter performance was captivating, her embodiment extraordinary and her timing delightful.

    Claire Burrell Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Amazing unforgettable experience

    25 July 2022

    I was deeply touched by the whole experience. Being a Shakespeare's lover, to stand in the audience, with the rain falling, the actors around me, was absolutely amazing. Kathryn Hunter is unique. Definitely worth it!

    Valeria Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Good

    25 July 2022

    Enjoyed it.

    Suzanne Confirmed ticket purchaser