Glenda Jackson in King Lear

Theatre Breaks to see King Lear at the Old Vic

With a cast that reads like a British Whos Who of actors, Glenda Jackson takes the lead on stage, a quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, as a female King Lear in the Deborah Warner directed Shakesperian tragedy this Autumn.

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The double Academy Award-winning actress is joined on stage by Celia Imre, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling.

A proud, but ageing monarch decides to divide the kingdom amongst the royal children to live out the last days without the burden of power, but with the same authority and respect that is shown to a sovereign. However, vanity leads to misjudge the children’s loyalty and soon the old monarch is stripped of all wealth and power. Cast out into the wilderness, Lear is left pondering the mistakes of a life which have culminated in exile.

Hotels for King Lear Theatre Breaks

The Old Vic Theatre is on the south side of the River Thames, so you may be best off looking for hotels in that area. They tend to be slightly cheaper than their counterparts on the north side, so that is worth considering. Look out for the Travelodge, the Novotel or the Days Inn or the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge for a bit of 4 star luxury.

If you are looking elsewhere in Lodnon and you don’t mind a tube journey as part of your King Lear Theatre Break (we do sell Oyster Cards on-line) the theatre is just by Waterloo Station.

Fact File: King Lear Theatre Breaks

TheatreOld Vic Theatre, The Cut, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8NB
Genre : Play
Nearest tube :  Waterloo on the Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines
Previews from : 25th October 2016
Opens :  4th November 2016
Booking to: 2nd December 2016

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