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Prague Shakespeare Company I King LearPrague Shakespeare Company I King Lear
Prague Shakespeare Company

King Lear

Prague Shakespeare Company

The Estates Theatre

Basic information


The Estates Theatre


Prague Shakespeare Company

Approximate running time

2 hours 15 minutes, no intermission


In English, surtitles in Czech

King Lear runs approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
Performed in English, Czech translation and titles by Martin Hilsky.

Prague Shakespeare Company presents KING LEAR by William Shakespeare, directed by Guy Roberts.


Depicting a once-great ruler’s descent into madness, King Lear is one of the most powerful tragedies ever staged. When the aged King relinquishes his empire, he divides it amongst his three daughters, promising the largest share to the one who professes to love him the most. But when the balance of power transfers to the next generation, Lear is cast out by those he trusts, alone in the wilderness, Lear is left to confront his mistakes, embarking on a maddening quest for self-knowledge and reconciliation. 
Directed by PSC Artistic Director Guy Roberts, Lane Davies stars as Lear alongside PSC Associate Artists Gregory Gudgeon, Taylor Napier, Jessica Boone, Jared Doreck, Josh Morrison, Abigail Rice, Elissa Levitt, and Bob Boudreaux with Jim High, Scott Sophos, Megan Fitzpatrick, Kevin Quis, Pavel Caldr, Ksenia Lysuik, Kate Poletaevaroma, Olena Zavhorodyna, Jenn Kirk, and Hana Tomasová among others.


King Lear - Lane Davies
Gloucester - Gregory Gudgeon
Fool - Jessica Boone
Edmund - Taylor Napier
Goneril - Abigail Rice
Regan - Elissa Levitt
Kent - Josh Morrison
Albany - Bob Boudreaux
Edgar - Jared Doreck
Cordelia - Hana Tomasova
Cornwall - Jim High
Oswald - Scott Sophos
France/Knight/Edmund Captain - Kevin Quis     
Burgundy/Knight/Cordelia Gentlemen - Pavel Caldr
Lord / Doctor / 2nd servant - Megan Fitzpatrick
Knight/1st Servant/Soldier Goneril Gentlemen - Kevin Quis
Knight/Herald - Victor Dohlsten
Ensemble Women / Lear Knights - Jenn Kirk, Olena Zavhorodnya, Kateryna Polietaieva, Ksenia Lusiyk


Director – Guy Roberts 
Production Stage Manager, Light & Sound Designer - Eric Sammons 
Costume Designer - Eva Bellefeuille 
Assistant Costume Designer - Paulina Kostov
Scenic Designer & Technical Director - Josh Morrison
Assistant Stage Manager - Alex Nunez-Sindelar

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2024.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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