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  • Date and time: Tuesday 12 May 2015, 7.30pm to saturday 16 may
  • Location: Scenic Stage Theatre - Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Heslington East Campus
  • Admission: Ticket Information: £22.00 - £10.00. concessions available. Booking Fee: £1.00 transaction fee per booking. Tickets can be booked on the York Theatre Royal website: Performance dates and times: Tuesday 12 May to Saturday 16 May at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.

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Miller famously described King Lear as “The most interesting play Shakespeare ever wrote”.  With his keen eye for the subtleties of human behaviour and a sharp focus on the emotional power of the story, be prepared for a ‘Lear’ stripped back to its heart and soul; intimate, moving and utterly believable.

This is Miller’s second collaboration with the multi award-winning Northern Broadsides; a company whose trademark vigour, simplicity and down-to-earth performance style has won over a whole new generation of Shakespeare fans. 

If you’ve seen King Lear before, forget everything you know as Jonathan Miller brings his remarkable talent for detailed human observation to the play. You will see it afresh.

If you have never seen it, come.

Post Show Talk with Barrie Rutter: Wednesday 13 May
Audio Described performance: Saturday 16 May 2.30pm
British Sign Language performance: Sat 16 May 2.30pm

“Northern Broadsides have a vigorous aesthetic, a way of doing Shakespeare that is revelatory” The Independent on Sunday

“Northern Broadsides can bring Shakespeare to life as gripping, accessible theatre for today simply by making the words sing” The Guardian

Producer: Northern Broadsides

Directed by: Jonathan Miller

Designed by: Isabella Bywater

Lighting by: Guy Hoare

Visit the York Theatre Royal website to view the King Lear Trailer and see photographs of the cast.  Look out for further activities and workshops during the York International Shakespeare Festival.