Michael Pennington stars in touring King Lear

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Four-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Pennington heads the cast in Shakespeare’s King Lear at Manchester Opera House .

Driven from his home King Lear endures madness and great suffering as he battles a storm. Yet with madness he finds reason and after betrayal he discovers loyalty, and through his suffering a better world emerges.

The production, which runs in Manchester until Saturday, June 4, marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.