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King Lear
William Shakespeare
On Stage August 27 to October 1

King Lear

Goneril’s father near the end of his reign.

Sovereignty is a young man’s game, and it’s time for this aging monarch to fade into the background with one final demand - that his daughters profess their love for him before dividing the kingdom among them. This proves more complicated than anticipated, sending the family spiraling into madness and an unquenchable thirst for power. 

This production is running in repertory with Queen Goneril

McCamus is marvellous

- The Globe and Mail

See Soulpepper’s Lear. Do it. Go. Be not alarmed by its run, its un-updated text — this is one of the most fiercely contemporary things I’ve seen this year, and easily in my top three productions since #theaTO began its return in March. 

- Intermission Magazine

Tom McCamus’ Lear is perfect

- Intermission Magazine

Rich and persuasive

- Istvan Dugalin

This is a modern, kinetic, apocalyptic King Lear

- SesayArts Magazine

Soulpepper and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts have been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  This international symbol is designed to allow travellers to recognize companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene safety measures that ensure patron experiences are safe. 
  • Face Masks: We highly recommend patrons wear a face mask while in the theatre but patrons are no longer be required to wear a protective face mask to attend a show at the Young Centre.
  • Reduced Contact: As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, box office transactions, and health screenings. 
  • Physical Distancing: Patrons are encouraged to maintain a physical distance where possible.
  • Sanitation: Hand sanitizing stations will be available. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly. 

Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19. The City of Toronto's current Public Health regulations must be followed.


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