A quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to play King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, alongside an outstanding company including Fiston Barek, William Chubb, Morfydd Clark, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Celia Imrie, Simon Manyonda, Harry Melling, Clifford Rose and Gary Sefton.
She is tremendous in the role. In an uncanny way, she transcends gender.
A tour de force
Glenda Jackson is tremendous as King Lear. No ifs, no buts.