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El rei Lear

Núria Espert returns to Lear once again. After the overwhelming success of last season, we extended it but that wasn't enough. Because we don't want you to miss it, we are programming it again.

CERES Award 2015 to the Best Show.
4 Butaca Awards 2015:  Drama Staging, Drama Actress to Núria Espert, Supporting Actor to Ramon Madaula, Make up to Eva Fernández.
Critics Award 2015 to the Best Supporting Actor to Ramon Madaula.
Special Critics Award 2015 to Núria Espert.
Max Award 2016 to the Best Play Adaptation or Version
to Lluís Pasqual

“A historic production. One of the best Lears I've seen.” Marcos Ordóñez (El País)
“A huge, dark, heartbreaking tragedy. Núria Espert leaves the imprint of her mastery.” Jose Carlos Sorribes (El Periódico)
“Espert perfectly conveys the weakness of old age.” Santi Fondevila (Ara)
“A very fine piece of craftsmanship. Rarely in life do we have the opportunity to witness a theatrical pleasure of this magnitude.” María José Ragué-Arias (El Mundo)
“Great performances. A profoundly human Lear.” Aída Pallarès (Núvol)
“Perfectly conveys the grandeur of the tragedy.” César López Rosell (recomana.cat)
“The adaptation is perfect. 24 actors on stage, superbly directed by Pasqual.” Toni Polo (recomana.cat)
“Pasqual gives us one of his best productions and Espert becomes a legendary queen.” Ramon Oliver (Què fem?)
“A Lear as historic as the Laurence Olivier version.” David García (Desde el Patio)
“An admirable production, focusing on the actors and the text, with a radical simplicity and a well-rounded dramatic diction.” Francesc Massip (recomana.cat)

cast Aleix Albareda French King / Jordi Bosch count of Gloucester / Jordi Collet duke of Albany / Laura Conejero Regan / Rafa Delgado Oswald / Núria Espert Lear / Míriam Iscla Goneril / Jordi Llovet duke of Burgundy / Teresa Lozano jester / Ramon Madaula count of Kent / Julio Manrique Edgard / Òscar Rabadan duke of Cornwall / Andrea Ros Cordelia / David Selvas Edmund

Carles Algué, Alberto Díaz, Eduard Lloveras, David Menéndez, Xavier Mestres, Martí Salvat, Josep Sobrevals, Joan Sureda, David Teixidó and Samuel Viyuela/Oscar Fabrés knights, officers, messengers, soldiers and attendants

Juan de la Rubia organist

English translation Joan Sellent / version Lluís Pasqual / settingLluís Pasqual and Alejandro Andújar / costumes Alejandro Andújar / make up Eva Fernández / lighting Pascal Mérat / musical director Dani Espasa / sound Roc Mateu / video Franc Aleu / fencing and choreography Isaac Morera
director assistant Leo Castaldi / director auxiliar Samuel Viyuela / costumes assistant Adriana Parra / singing teacher Xavier Mestres

costumes made by Ángel Domingo and Luis Espinosa / finish María Calderón
produced by Teatre Lliure

show in Catalan

approximate length 1h. 40' first part / 20' interval / 1h. second part

subtitles in Spanish and English on Saturday from 12/19

hand programme in Braille language avalaible at the box office
NEW DATE 01/15
performance accessible with subtitles for hearing impairment people and audio description for visually impaired people

performance recommended by the Servei Educatiu del Teatre Lliure

01/10 debate with the company after the performance

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