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Rose Playhouse Competition

BAFTA Award Nominee and modern Shakespeare-great John McEnery stars in William Shakespeare’s King Lear, now showing at the Rose Playhouse. We have two pair of tickets to give away to this magnificent production.

The tale of this monumental pagan tragedy is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated. The aged King Lear has had a long and peaceful reign, but he has no living male heir. In dividing the kingdom among his three daughters Lear sets the stage for his own destruction, as Ancient Britain is ripped apart by its rulers.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets, enter your name and email address below. 

Competition ends: 
Friday, 17 April, 2015

In perhaps his darkest turn, Shakespeare’s imagination has transformed this ancient folk tale into one of the most gruesome and harrowing tragedies ever written as families divide, order descends into chaos and the state slides into war.

McEnery has starred in a number of the 20thcentury’s landmark productions. From his BAFTA-nomination as Mercutio in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, to Laurence Olivier’s Othello and Mark Rylance’s Richard II. John’s long and distinguished career has led him inexorably toward this performance of Shakespeare’s most evocative and challenging role in this spellbinding new site-specific experience, at the historic site of the Rose Playhouse, Bankside.

This new production from Director Benjamin Blyth is suitable for Shakespeare lovers and theatre newcomers, featuring a phenomenal performance from one of the greatest living Shakespearean actors.

The Rose Playhouse, Bankside’s first theatre, 1587.The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. Running time will be approximately 90 minutes, with no interval.

King Lear runs until 30 April, dates subject to availability.