Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English-language theatres in Asia.
SRT's mission is to enrich, engage and entertain audiences by staging theatrical productions of the highest calibre, collaborating with the best talent in the world.
Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre in collaboration with
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
19 - 22 July 2007
In a major coup, SRT, in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, is bringing the Royal Shakespeare Company to Singapore as the premiere stop (and the only Asian destination) on their world tour of these landmark productions.
Trevor Nunn directs the RSC Ensemble including Frances Barber, William Gaunt and Ian McKellen.
First performed 400 years ago, the tragedy of King Lear remains one of the greatest plays in world drama, as Shakespeare investigates old age, mortality, family and man's need for religious belief and the capacity to endure.
Anton Chekhov's masterpiece The Seagull threads comic and tragic situations in the lives of a famous actress, her son and their lovers. As the young strive for fulfilment, their older counterparts look back to youthful dreams that remain unrealised.
Cast:: Ben Addis, (King of France/House Servant)
Frances Barber, (Goneril/ Arkadina)
Adam Booth, (Knight/Servant/ Estate Worker)
Zoe Boyle, (Lady in Waiting/ Arkadina's Maid)
Russell Byrne, (1st Gloucester Servant/ Doctor/ House Servant)
Naomi Capron, (Maid/ The Cook)
Monica Dolan, (Regan/ Masha)
Romola Garai, (Cordelia, Ninia)
William Gaunt, (Earl of Gloucester/ Sorin)
Richard Goulding, (Knight/Messenger /Konstantin)
Julian Harries, (Duke of Albany/ Estate Worker)
John Heffernan, (Oswald, Estate Worker)
Peter Hinton, (Duke of burgundy/ Yakov)
Jonathan Hyde, (Earl of Kent/ Dr Dorn)
Melanie Jessop, (2nd Gloucester/ Polina)
Gerald Kyd, (Soldier/ Trigorin)
Seymour Matthews, (Curan/ House Servant)
Sylvester McCoy, (Lear's Fool)
Ian McKellen, (King Lear/ Sorin)
Ben Meyjes, (Edgar/ Medvedenko)
David Weston, (Gentleman/ The Butler)
Guy Williams, (Duke of Cornwall/ Shamrayev)
Philip Winchester, (Edmund, Estate Worker)
Musicians: Adam Cross, Steve Walton, John Gibson and Jeff Moore.
Directed by: Trevor Nunn
Designed by: Christopher Oram
Music Composed by: Steven Edis
Lighting Designed by: Neil Austin
Sound Designed by: Fergus O'Hare
Fights: Malcolm Ranson