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King Lear

By William Shakespeare

RSC

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2nd November 1976

Aldwych Theatre, London, 2nd May 1977


Stratford
London
King Lear
Donald Sinden
Goneril
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Regan
Judi Dench
Meg Davies
Cordelia
Marilyn Taylerson
Cherie Lunghi
King of France
Marc Zuber
Duke of Burgundy
Peter Woodward
Greg Hicks
Duke of Albany
Richard Durden
John Nettles
Duke of Cornwall
John Woodvine
Paul Moriarty
Earl of Kent
Bob Peck
Earl of Gloucester
Tony Church
Edgar
Michael Pennington
Edmund
Robin Ellis
Paul Shelley
A Fool
Michael Williams
A Gentleman
David Lyon
Oswald
David Howey
Gloucester’s steward
Leon Tanner
Clyde Pollitt
Cornwall’s steward
Greg Hicks
Curan
Dev Sagoo
An Old Man
Dennis Clinton
Messenger to Albany
Paul Whitworth
A Doctor
Dennis Clinton
Messenger to Cordelia
Peter Woodward
A Captain
Leon Tanner
A Herald
Greg Hicks
Knights/Soldiers/Servants
Greg Hicks
Dev Sagoo
Leon Tanner
Michael Cashman
Paul Whitworth
Jack Galloway
Peter Woodward
Alfred Molina
Mark Zuber
Clyde Pollitt
Director
Trevor Nunn with John Barton and Barry Kyle
Designer
John Napier
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Fight arranger
Peter Woodward
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Michael Pennington’s Edgar never lets the Poor Tommery get out of hand and memorably makes his voice quaver as he recognises his father on the heath…

-The Guardian