King Lear

by William Shakespeare

10-20 July 2019 in the open air at Reading Abbey Ruins
Tickets on sale from late May 2019

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At the height of the British Empire, the King makes a fateful choice. Disowning the only child that loves him, he is betrayed by the others, leading his kingdom and his mind to crumble into disarray and madness.

This is our 23rd annual Reading Open Air production - a great summer tradition, in the historic setting of Reading Abbey Ruins!


King Lear - Barrie Armstrong
Goneril - Steph Gunner-Lucas
Regan - Becca Douglas
Cordelia/Fool - Abbey Gillett
Duke of Gloucester - Jeremy Radburn
Edmund - Kevin Copping
Edgar - Ruaridh Watt
Duchess of Kent - Kate Shaw
Duke of Cornwall - Matt Tully
Duke of Albany - Oliver Godfrey
Oswald - Tanvi Virmani
Gentleman Knight - Rod Sloan
King of France - Simone Gobber
Duke of Burgundy/Curan - Joseph Doamo
Doctor/First Servant of Cornwall - Steph Dewar
Old Man - Alex Buchan
Herald of Albany - Emma Kellow
Herald of Cordelia - Georgia McCall
Second Knight - Heather Price

Directed by Dan Clarke