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Derek Jacobi in King Lear at BAM: "Virtually" Sold Out

You'll have to beg, borrow or steal your way into this one - very limited availability remains. See note at the bottom.

King Lear
Part of the 2011 Spring Season
US Premiere

Presented by the Donmar Warehouse and BAM
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Grandage
Derek Jacobi
Michael Grandage


The reviews say it all:

'Jacobi's Triumph. He made the familiar lines new and shook the heart.' - The Times
'The finest King Lear I have ever seen.' - Daily Telegraph
'This one is simple, stark and very good' -       Financial Times
'A Lear to rank with the greatest.' - Daily Telegraph
'Jacobi's Lear pierces all our emotional defences.' - The Guardian


Sir Derek Jacobi is King Lear. Known to American audiences for his Broadway (Uncle Vanya, Much Ado About Nothing), film (Hamlet, Dead Again), and television work (I, Claudius), the legendary British actor takes on one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles in a major new production from director Michael Grandage and the brilliant team behind six-time Tony Award-winning Red, the renowned Donmar Warehouse (Creditors, 2010 Spring Season).

An aging monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. Lear’s world descends into chaos, and all that he once believed is now threatened. Unrivaled theatrical partners, Tony and Olivier Award winners Jacobi and Grandage (The Tempest, Don Carlos, and Twelfth Night) bring the drama’s grand themes to vivid life in a production that unites one of the great actors of our time and one of England’s most revered directors.

Cast Includes:
Harry Attwell, Tom Beard, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Stefano Braschi, Ron Cook, Michael Hadley, Derek Jacobi, Paul Jesson, Gwilym Lee, Gina McKee, Alec Newman, Justine Mitchellm , Derek Hutchinson, Amit Shah, Gideon Turner, Ashley Zhangazha

Set and costume design by Christopher Oram
Lighting design by Neil Austin
Composition and sound design by Adam Cork

BAM Harvey Theater
195min with intermission
Apr 28—Jun 5, 2011:
718.636.4100 for inquiries.
TICKET STATUS
• Tickets to King Lear are currently unavailable to the general public due to popular demand.*
• A limited number of front orchestra seats are available to Friends of BAM at the Benefactor level ($1000) and up for Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances only. To become a Benefactor, call Patron Services at 718.636.4182.
• A limited number of partial view seats are available by calling BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100.

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