Jonathan Pryce to play ‘King Lear’ at the Almeida

Jonathan Pryce

By Ray Bennett

Great news from London’s Almeida Theatre: Jonathan Pryce will perform “King Lear” there in a production directed by Michael Attenborough that will run Aug. 31 to Nov. 3.

Also next year, the Almeida will have Federico Garcia Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba” relocated to rural Iran in a production directed by Bijan Sheibani (Jan. 19-March 10). Shohreh Aghdashlo (“The House of Sand and Fog”) will make her British stage debut.

Michael Attenborough, who is the Almeida’s artistic director, also will direct a new English version of Eduardo de Filippo’s “Filumena” by Tanya Ronder with Olivier Award winning Samantha Spiro (“Merrily We Roll Along” at the Donmar, 2000). Yonder’s adaptation of “Vernon God Little” ran at the Young Vic.

Here’s more about productions at the Almeida

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