Núria Espert stars in “King Lear”

Director Lluís Pasqual’s version of the Shakespeare classic can be seen in the Teatre Lliure, Montjuïc, from the 15th of January to the 22nd of February

The Teatre Lliure in Montjuïc kicks off the year with one of the highlights of the theatre season, King Lear. This adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, one of his most popular and acclaimed works, is directed by Lluís Pasqual, who has previously adapted other Shakespearean pieces such as Hamlet and The Tempest, and stars Núria Espert, who takes on one of the most imposing and seminal roles in international theatre, a role that for some time has not been the exclusive reserve of male protagonists - Anna Lizaran donned King Lear’s crown as long ago as 1996. The well-known plot centres on the moment in which the king, now too old to rule effectively, decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, while his numerous courtiers conspire to ensure their place in the new hierarchy.

In addition to Núria Espert, the play features Marcel Borràs, Jordi Bosch, Ramon Madaula, Laura Conejero, Míriam Iscla, Julio Manrique and David Selvas, among others. The performance also includes live music, composed by Dani Espasa, and can be seen in the Teatre Lliure, Montjuïc, from the 15th of January to the 22nd of February.

The play is performed in Catalan with surtitles in Spanish and English on Saturdays, beginning on the 24th of January. The performance on the 23rd will offer surtitles for persons with hearing difficulties and audio-description for those with visual disabilities while the performance on the 25th will be followed by a chat with members of the company.

King Lear

When: 15th of January to 22nd of February. Tuesday to Friday at 8.30 pm, Saturdays at 9 pm and Sundays at 6 pm.

Tickets: 15 to 29€

Where: Teatre Lliure, Montjuïc

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Publication date: Monday, 05 January 2015
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