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The Passion in Lear

John Pridmore

by John Pridmore

Posted: 25 Apr 2014 @ 12:08

The Passion in Lear

IT WAS still dark when we joined the queue outside the box office at the National Theatre. We were after tickets for King Lear, the acclaimed production starring Simon Russell Beale as the crazed king. All seats had been sold long ago. But, for all its shows, the National holds back a handful of tickets to be sold on the day - although for a sell-out such as this you have to be there before dawn to get one.

We were ...

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