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The action is all set in a present day totalitarian state.
Lear is an old tyrant, surrounded by a huge armed guard – there are some forty supernumaries – and the opening scene in which he asks which of his three daughters loves him most is a great state occasion, and, as is so often the way with dictators - a chance for Lear to massage his ego.
His insanity is often harrowing to watch and his final scenes, dressed in a hospital gown and gradually coming to his senses before the devastating death of Cordelia (a deeply moving Olivia Vinall) are beautifully achieved.
The wicked sisters are terrific too, with Kate Fleetwood a tense ruthless Goneril while Anna Maxwell Martin plays Regan as a sex kitten turned on by torture.