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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