King Lear, CD-Audio Book


This full-cast adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies comes after Big Finish's recent audio version of Hamlet, starring Alexander Vlahos (BBC's Versailles series).

In an ancient Britain of warring nobles and sibling rivalries, power is a precarious thing.

When the ageing King Lear declares that he will divide his kingdom in three to prevent future strife, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will unravel into treachery, horror, conflict and death.

Renowned for its pathos and poetry as much as for its savage violence, Shakespeare's wildest tragedy remains as thrilling and relevant today as when it was first performed: King Lear is a tale of politics, ambition, greed, vanity, betrayal, love, pride, madness, war and bloody vengeance.

Appearances by some of the ensemble cast include Doctor Who - David Warner, Trevor Cooper, Louise Jameson, Lisa Bowerman and a mini-reunion for some of the cast from much loved Citizen Smith - Mike Grady and Tony Millan.

CAST: David Warner (King Lear), Louise Jameson (Goneril), Lisa Bowerman (Regan), Finty Williams(Cordelia), Mike Grady (The Fool), Tony Millan (The Earl of Gloucester / First Messenger), Paul Shelley (The Earl of Kent), Ray Fearon (The Duke of Cornwall), Nicholas Pegg (The Duke of Albany / Gloucester'sServant / Curan), Raymond Coulthard (Edmund / Cornwall's Servant / Second Messenger / Second Gentleman), Gwilym Lee (Edgar / Duke of Burgundy), Trevor Cooper (Oswald / Lear's Gentleman / Third Messenger), Barnaby Edwards (The King of France / Old Man / Herald).


  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781787033917

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