19 - 22 Jul 2007 I Esplanade Theatre
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, Frances Barber , Adam Booth, Zoe Boyle, Russell Byrne, Naomi Capron, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai, William Gaunt, Richard Goulding, Julian Harries, John Heffernan, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, Melanie Jessop, Gerald Kyd, Seymour Matthews, Sylvester McCoy, Ian McKellen, Ben Meyjes, David Weston, Guy Williams and Philip Winchester
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