A searing modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s play by acclaimed writer-director Richard Eyre with a tour-de-force performance by Anthony Hopkins as the king driven insane by his treacherous daughters.
- DirectorRichard Eyre
- WriterAdapted by Richard Eyre
- ProducerNoëlette Buckley
- CastAnthony Hopkins
Hopkins is at home in Lear’s skin: shouty, angry, cruel one moment; vulnerable, tender, loving the next. A mesmerising performance.
- The Guardian The rest of the cast was pretty terrific as well — to the point of unexpectedly turning King Lear into something of an ensemble piece.
- The Spectator
Flawed parenting, ingrate children and family estrangement will never not be relevant, and the modern-day dress gave it the feel of a production at ease with itself.