Plays Directory : King Lear

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Overview
    Lear, the elderly king of Britain, decides to divide his kingdom
    between his three daughters, and announces that the greatest share
    will go to whoever 'doth love us the most'. Goneril and Regan make
    lavish proclamations of their love, but Cordelia, Lear's youngest and
    dearest, refuses to play the game. She is disinherited for her pains.
    The Earl of Gloucester, meanwhile, is learning of a plot by his son
    Edgar to kill him. Although the non-existent plot is in fact the
    fabrication of his bastard son Edmund, the rightful heir is forced to
    flee for his life.
    Lear, expecting to enjoy the hospitality of the new queens, instead
    quarrels with both and ends up raging at their treachery upon a
    storm-swept heath. Taking shelter, he and his tiny band of followers
    encounter Edgar, now disguised as Tom, a mad beggar.
    Goneril and Regan, perceiving their increasingly unbalanced father as
    a threat, plot against his life. When Gloucester tips off his former
    sovereign, he is betrayed by Edmund, and is punished by having his
    eyes put out.
    Cordelia returns from exile with a French invasion force, and is
    reunited and reconciled with her father. Although she loses the
    ensuing battle and is subsequently hanged, there is strife in the
    victorious British ranks: Goneril poisons Regan for the love of
    Edmund, and takes her own life when Edmund is killed by the avenging
    Lear at last finds peace, cradling the body of his beloved Cordelia as he dies.

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12 known characters

16 known roles

Connected mandy members:

Nik Trifino
Nik Trifino
2020, Hauptfeldt
Ruaridh (Rory) Watt
2020, Edgar
Abbey Ruins
David Sayers
David Sayers
2019, Cornwall
Brockley Jack Theatre
Ozer Ercan
Ozer Ercan
2019, Cornwall
Michael Kodi Farrow
2019, Oswald
Art of Acting Theatre
Zara Hadeshian Banks
2019, Goneril
Jack Theatre
Moira O Connell
Moira O Connell
Wig Supervisor
2019, Head of wigs hair and makeup
Duke of York's theatre
Alan Booty
Alan Booty
Fleur de Wit
Fleur de Wit
2019, Regan
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Benjamin May
Benjamin May
2019, Albany / Oswald
Jack Studio Theatre
Rebecca Barnsley
2019, Cordelia
Christopher Poke
2019, Earl of Gloucester (Support)
Brockley Jack
Tom Stoddart
Tom Stoddart
2019, Gloucester
Aimee Olivia
Aimee Olivia
2019, King Lear
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Pecham
Gordon Ridout
2019, Gloucester
Stockwell Playhouse
Georgia McCall
2019, Herald to Cordelia/Servant to Cornwall
Reading Abbey Ruins
James Eley
James Eley
2019, Director/producer
Brockley jack
Sarah Bronson
2019, Ensemble
Art of Acting Studio
Millie Thorne
2019, The Fool
Ibraheem Farmer
2019, Ensemble/French Messenger
Peck Pavillion

Alternative Names

King Lear (adaptation)