Everything you need to know about King Lear in London's West End

Show-Score | By Show-Score | Oct 6, 2023

How long is King Lear in London? Where is the show playing? We answer all of your questions about King Lear starring Kenneth Branagh at the Wyndham's Theatre!

When will King Lear open in the West End?

King Lear starring Kenneth Branagh will begin previews at the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End on 21st October 2023, and is set to open on 31st October 2023. King Lear will have a limited run at the Wyndham's Theatre until 9th December 2023, before it transfers to The Shed in New York City in 2024.

What is the running time of King Lear starring Kenneth Branagh in London?

This West End production of King Lear has a running time of 2 hours and does not have an interval.

Where is King Lear starring Kenneth Branagh playing in London?

King Lear is playing at the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End. King Lear starring Kenneth Branagh will begin previews at the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End on 21st October 2023, and is set to open on 31st October 2023. King Lear will have a limited run at the Wyndham's Theatre until 9th December 2023, before it transfers to The Shed in New York City in 2024.

What is King Lear about?

An aging King Lear decides it's time to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, Goneril, Regan & Cordelia. Goneril and Regan flatter their father with grand displays of love to win his affection, while Cordelia refuses to engage in her sister's deception. Upset by Cordelia's seeming lack of love, Lear disowns her and sets in motion a chain of events that leads to his downfall. 

Is there a dress code for King Lear in London's West End?

There is no dress code for King Lear or any other West End show - wear anything you feel comfortable wearing to the theatre! Jeans and trainers are perfectly acceptable, though many theatregoers opt for a smart casual dress code, particularly for evening performances. Want to know more about London theatre etiquette? Check out our blog that answers 10 FAQs about going to a London theatre show!

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