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Rupert Goold's King Lear to Play Young Vic in 2009 logo
Rupert Goold
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Rupert Goold's production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring stage and screen veteran Pete Postlewhaite in the title role, will transfer to London's Young Vic Theatre, January 29-March 29, after its already sold-out November run at the Liverpool Everyman Theater. The production is designed by Giles Cadle, with lighting by Howard Harrison, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, and music and sound by Adam Cork.

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.

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