Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Max Webster
Produced by The Royal and Derngate in association with ATG
Venue: The Royal, Northampton
Date: Tuesday 12th April 2016
We’ll go a long way for a good Shakespeare production, and we were more than eager to see Michael Pennington give us his King Lear. We weren’t disappointed: although some aspects of the production could have been stronger, there was no mistaking the majestic central performance, and with his skill in delivering the lines, there was also no need for any gimmicks to support the performances. Shakespeare neat, on the rocks: just how we like it.