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Excellent news.  And it's great that it's going to be filmed......although I'm not at all surprised wink

I saw Kit Harrington at the Duke of York, so it only seems right that I should see Damo there too! It'll certainly be interesting to see how it's adapted for what is a very different space.

fingerscrossed that damo will be available....although - as you say domino - if he's not, then we'll have something else to look foward to instead!!  Although it's interesting that westendtheate.com have chosen to jump the gun with some names.....



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I'm super excited about the filming and really hoping this means a stream or online option, not just a cinema live experience (which is of course still amazing but still not maximum accessibility for all).

Or, if it is a cinema broadcast they could take a leaf out of the 'Unrest' team's book and offer up tickets for virtual online screening at the same time as the cinema broadcast - same cost tickets, wider accessibility. fingerscrossed

Yeah.. I'm actually feeling quietly more hopeful after the feature on westendtheatre.com, mainly because of how it is worded - "The cast features Ian McKellen, Sinéad Cusack, Jonathan Bailey, Damien Molony, Dervla Kirwan and Kirsty Bushell. Full casting to be announced shortly." - full casting to be announced shortly implies all of the preceding names have already been confirmed? It would be pretty shoddy journalism if they are just guessing based on the CFT run.

Also, it seems plausable Kirsty Bushell is reprising her role, she is busy in The Cherry Orchard  from 1 March but it ends 19 May...



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Oh,I do hope so! It does sound hopeful,going by the article.

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Oooh, exciting! Joining the crossed fingers for confirmed cast announcement soon!

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I emailed west end theatre dot com re their casting info. No reply yet, but they have updated their page, it now reads:

The cast features Ian McKellen and Sinéad Cusack.
Full casting to be announced shortly.

blankstare well thanks for getting our hopes up!

still fingerscrossed



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Sir Ian was on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning to talk about Lear's move to the West End (about 8:30). Sadly, he didn't say anything about other cast members and seemed supremely vague about the possibility of filming.

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Damien's casting is not yet confirmed for the King Lear transfer..
 but tickets go on sale midday today!







Hurry! Tickets will sell out immediately!

Click the link below to buy yours

King Lear, Duke Of York | BUY TICKETS 



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16 - 25 years olds!

£5 Prologue tickets are again available for King Lear!

All you have to do is turn up at the theatre box office on the night of the performance with ID.

 



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wow, that was fast with the ticket sale. but it is a bit difficult, if not all names are fixed. and the tickets are really expensive. Has anyone bought any?



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My question exactly Sana!

Has anyone scored any tickets?

It looks like it was a mad scrum yesterday, according to the radio times Fans hoping to see Ian McKellen in King Lear left frustrated as online ticket system struggles to cope. Not surprising really, just 100 performances and gazillions of people wanting to see the legend!

 

Head of press at CFT has told me that casting genuinely has not been confirmed yet, so she does not even know. I will of course update here as soon as I hear anything about Damien. For the Chichester run, more tickets were released after the second wave of casting was announced. It would be surprising if the same didn't happen this time at the Duke Of York's. Additionally there will be returns and also the prologue seats for 16 - 25 yr olds.



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Chichester Festival Theatre have released an allocation of King Lear tiickets for CFT Friends.

If you are a CFT Friend, you can buy a ticket NOW from £25!

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Buy a ticket here

Info about becoming a CFT Friend here

 



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