Wyndham's Theatre

King Lear

Booking Until 9th December 2023

About King Lear

Kenneth Branagh will direct and play the title role for 50 performances only at Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 October.

He will be joined by Mara Allen as Curan (Macbeth The Globe, The Night Watch The Original Theatre Company), Deborah Alli as Goneril (Best of Enemies West End, School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play Lyric Hammersmith), Raymond Anum as Burgundy (The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew The Globe), Melanie‑Joyce Bermudez as Regan (RADA graduate 2023, professional debut), Doug Colling as Edgar (Dear Evan Hansen West End, This England Sky), Dylan Corbett‑Bader as France (The Tattooist of Auschwitz Sky, We Were The Lucky Ones Hulu), Eleanor de Rohan as Kent (Hamlet KBTC RADA, Anatomy of A Scandal Netflix), Chloe Fenwick‑Brown as Oswald (professional debut), Joseph Kloska as Gloucester (The Winter’s Tale and Imperium RSC, Richard III Rose Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse), Corey Mylchreest as Edmund (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and The Sandman Netflix), Hughie O’Donnell as Cornwall (Into The Woods The Cockpit), Caleb Obediah as Cornwall (Bridgerton Netflix, The Living Newspaper The Royal Court), Jessica Revell as Cordelia / The Fool (RADA graduate 2023, Tracy Beaker Returns, The Dumping Ground BBC).

Joining Kenneth Branagh as director, the creative team is made up of Jon Bausor (Set and Costume Designer), Lucy Skilbeck (Associate Director), Nina Dunn (Projection Designer), Paul Keogan (Lighting Designer), Ben and Max Ringham (Sound Designer and Composer), Aletta Collins (Choreographer), Lucy Bevan CDG and Emily Brockmann (Casting Directors), Bret Yount (Fight Director), Wakana Yoshihara (Hair and Make-up), Issy Snape and Michael Rouse (Assistant Directors) and Jim Leaver (Production Manager).

King Lear Day Tickets

Next Release for King Lear:


These seats are extremely limited in availability and the button will only be available for a short time each day. When they're gone, they're gone!

Day Tickets

Additional seats in the front row of the Stalls, plus a number of standing tickets located at the back of the Stalls will be released online at 10:30am on the morning of each performance day for any performances taking place that day.

Advance Standing Tickets

Standing tickets in the Grand Circle will be released online each Wednesday at 5:30pm, following the weekly lottery draw, for the following week's performances. This scheme will provide an opportunity for anyone who does not wish to participate in the lottery, or whose lottery application has been unsuccessful, to purchase £20 tickets in advance.

King Lear Tickets

at Wyndham's Theatre

Ticket Prices

Standard Tickets from: £20*
Tickets are limited to 4 per household.

Please check individual performances for price availability.

For Booking fees and other information click here.

Performance schedule

Monday to Saturday: 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 2:30pm

Show Running Time

Approximately 2 hours

No interval

Some Things You Need to Know

Age recommendation: 13+

Please note: William Shakespeare’s King Lear contains sensitive scenes that include violence and torture. This production contains two blackouts.

The performance will run for approximately 2 hours with no interval. Please note, latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. There will be one admittance just after curtain up and the second at approximately 45 minutes into the performance.

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break but we cannot guarantee admittance into the performance.

You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.


If you have access requirements, you can find information regarding accessibility at this theatre here.

"Our greatest living Shakespearean finally takes on Shakespeare's greatest role."

Daily Telegraph

"Kenneth Branagh's radical, youthful Lear tugs at the soul."

Evening Standard

King Lear Access Performance Dates

Audio Described Performance

Tuesday 5 December 2023 at 7:30pm

Touch Tour to be confirmed.

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Champagne Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) and a hospitality meet and greet service.

Hospitality, Champagne and VIP Packages from Delfont Mackintosh Theatres

VIP Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable), specially designated hospitality area, savoury canapés, your choice of drinks, and a theatre host.