King Lear, Olivier, National Theatre

January 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

Director: Sam Mandes
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Design: Anthony Ward
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Music: Paddy Cuneen
Sound: Paul Arditti
Fights: Terry King
Projections: Jon Driscoll

The Earl of Gloucester: Stephen Boxer
Nurse: Cassie Bradley
Edgar: Tom Brooke
The Duke of Albany: Richard Clothier
Cornwall’s Servant: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
The Duke of Burgundy: Paapa Essiedu
Goneril: Kate Fleetwood
Old Man: Colin Haigh
Oswald: Simon Manyonda
Regan: Anna Maxwell Martin
Curan: Daniel Millar
The Duke of Cornwall: Michael Nardone
An Officer: Gary Powell
Lear: Simon Russell Beale
The Fool: Adrian Scarborough
Doctor: Hannah Stokely
The Earl of Kent: Stanley Townsend
Edmund: Sam Troughton
Cordelia: Olivia Vinall
Captain: Ross Waiton

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Richard II, Barbican Theatre

January 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Transfer of the RSC production.

Director: Gregory Doran
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Design: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Music: Paul Englishby

Groom: Elliot Barnes-Worrell
Mowbray: Antony Byrne
Northumberland: Sean Chapman
Duchess of York: Marty Cruickshank
Duke of York: Oliver Ford Davies
Lady-in-Waiting: Gracy Goldman
Greene: Marcus Griffiths
The Queen: Emma Hamilton
Bishop of Carlisle: Jim Hooper
Willoughby: Youssef Kerkour
Duchess of Gloucester: Jane Lapotaire
Bolingbroke: Nigel Lindsay
Bagot: Jake Mann
Bushy: Sam Marks
Lady-in-Waiting: Miranda Nolan
Scroop: Keith Osborn
John of Gaunt: Michael Pennington
Ross / Lord Marshall: Joshua Richards
Aumerle: Oliver Rix
Richard II: David Tennant
Salisbury: Simon Thorp
Harry Percy: Edmund Wiseman

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Reviews:

  • Michael Billington in the Guardian
  • Dominic Cavendish in the Telegraph¬†on the Stratford performances
  • Paul Taylor in the Independent on the Stratford performances

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