King Lear (1999): Royal Shakespeare Company, Thelma Holt, Sainokuni Shakespeare Company, HoriPro Inc, Point Tokyo Co Ltd, Barbican Theatre

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Location: Barbican Theatre

PRINCIPAL CAST: William Armstrong (Edmund); Christopher Benjamin (Kent); John Carlisle (Gloucester); Anna Chancellor (Regan); Nigel Hawthorne (King Lear); Michael Maloney (Edgar); Hiroyuki Sanada (Fool); Sian Thomas (Goneril); Robin Weaver (Cordelia).


This first performance of this production was 22 September 1999 at the Saitana Arts Theatre, Japan. Its first UK performance was at the Barbican Theatre, London on 23 October 1999 and subsequently had a run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 4 December 1999.

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