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King Lear@ The Opera House, Manchester

5. King Lear_Michael Pennington c Marc Brenner-1802It’s been said that by the time an actor is old enough to play King Lear he no longer has the stamina to do it.

At 72, Michael Pennington is old enough to play one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles, but the sheer energy of his performance at the Opera House this week gives no indication that this veteran of stage and screen lacks any of the stamina.

Pennington is quite simply sensational in this production delivering a  masterfully poignant, comic and touching performance in two and a half hours of brilliance, and still manages to practically skip on and off the stage for the curtain calls at the end. Continue reading “King Lear@ The Opera House, Manchester”