Between the dragon and wrath, find Lear

Another week, another sterling delivery from The Bard's quill at MK T
Another week, another sterling delivery from The Bard's quill at MK T

THE legendary Shakespearean actor Derek Jacobi heads up the cast in the second Shakespeare delivery to take the stage of MK Theatre in as many weeks.

King Lear begins a five-day run from Tuesday in the piece about an ageing monarch, a kingdom divided and a child’s love rejected.

As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question...

King Lear plays here as part of an eight-week tour, following major success at the Donmar Warehouse.

“This initiative is born of a desire to share our work with as many people as possible,” Artistic Director Michael Grandage explains of the visit to the new city.

“...I’m delighted we are expanding our UK touring programme, as well as going out live to over 300 cinemas worldwide.

“It means a Donmar production featuring one of our finest Shakespearean actors will be available to more people than we could ever hold in our Covent Garden home.”

One of the finest works of Western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence – love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.

So far as Donmar are concerned, their productions have scooped 35 Olivier Awards, 20 Tony Awards from 10 Broadway productions and two South Bank Awards.

You won’t find a more passionate, or brilliant company.

Tickets are £10 to £32.50 and performances are at 7.30pm, with an additional Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Book on 0844 871 7652.