Rupert Goold's King Lear to Play Young Vic in 2009
Postlethwaite will be joined by John Shrapnel (Earl of Gloucester), Forbes Masson (the Fool), Nigel Cooke (Earl of Kent), Caroline Faber (Goneril), Charlotte Randle (Regan), Amanda Hale (Cordelia), Jonjo O'Neill (Edmund), and Tobias Menzies (Edgar). Also in the cast are Michael Colgan, Clarence Smith, John-Paul MacLeod, and Jacob Anderson.
Goold directed the recent Broadway and London revival of Macbeth and is currently represented on the West End by Six Characters in Search of an Author. His scheduled upcoming productions include West End revivals of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, starring Michael Gambon and David Walliams, and his Drury Lane revival of the musical Oliver!, starring Rowan Atkinson. In addition, he recently signed up to direct J.B. Priestley's Time and the Conways at the National and Romeo and Juliet at the RSC.