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Devastating: Almeida Theatre’s King Lear reviewed

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

King Lear

Almeida Theatre, until 30 March

Yaël Farber’s production of King Lear at the Almeida Theatre is imbued with an undercurrent of tension that feels as if it’s constantly on the edge of exploding into violence. It’s not her first crack at Shakespeare – in 2001 she adapted Julius Caesar, and she directed Hamlet at the Gate in Dublin in 2018 and Macbeth at the Almeida in 2021 – but I’d be willing to bet it’s her most virulent.

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