King Lear – The Old Vic

King Lear at the Old Vic, Staring Glenda Jackson.

White timber flattage – covered onsite to give a seamless finish.  Bespoke fore stage extension  incorporating a clever dance floor roller allowing it to retract sub stage during the action.

With Water effects, Pneumatic castors, customised winches, the set although simple, had a few great tricks up its sleeve.

I saw it myself and was very impressed, the simplistic set worked really well to draw focus and to allow the old skool theatrics to shine.


★ ★ ★ ★

‘She is tremendous in the role. In an uncanny way, she transcends gender. What you see, in Deborah Warner’s striking modern-dress production is an unflinching, non-linear portrait of the volatility of old age’

Michael Billington, The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★

‘Glenda Jackson is tremendous as King Lear. No ifs, no buts. In returning to the stage at the age of 80, 25 years after her last performance… she has pulled off one of those 11th-hour feats of human endeavour that will surely be talked about for years to come.’

Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

‘Jean Kalman’s crystalline lighting, Mel Mercier’s sound design, and the projection work of 59 Productions transmit a visual apocalypse’ 

Matt Wolf, The New York Times

‘Warner’s minimalist, modern-dress staging… is absolute theatre; both real and fiction; the thing itself and its shadow’ 

Matt Trueman, Variety

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