I am a man more sinned against than sinning.
For the first time in over 80 years the Abbey Theatre presents King Lear.
King Lear is determined to transfer power to his three daughters. He will divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest part to the daughter who loves him most.
Owen Roe stars as the monarch whose ambitious plan sets him on a relentless journey which will threaten his family, his kingdom and himself.
We are delighted to welcome back foremost theatre artist Selina Cartmell (Only an Apple, Big Love and Woman and Scarecrow) to direct Shakespeare’s epic human story. This large scale production features a cast of 21, including some of Ireland’s finest actors Lorcan Cranitch, Phelim Drew and Hugh O’Conor.
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Please note King Lear contains strobe lighting.
Wednesday 6 February – Saturday 23 March
Previews: Wednesday 6 February – Monday 11 February
Times: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Assisted performance details
Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Thursday 21 March 7.30pm
Captioned & Audio Described Performance: Saturday 23 March 2pm
On the Abbey stage
Tickets: €13 – €40 / Conc. €13 – €25
King Lear by William Shakespeare.Directed by Selina Cartmell.
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REVIEWS: WHAT THE CRITICS SAIDSee all reviews
‘…with a faultless support cast, this is memorable Shakespeare’.
‘Abbey’s Lear is up with greats’
‘…the stage belongs to Roe…the actor is an inspiration.’
‘the high-powered Irish cast is full of standout performances’