Few know their way around Shakespeare’s works like Sir Kenneth Branagh, who directs and stars in the new production of King Lear at Wyndham’s Theatre. The cast includes other esteemed stage actors like Mara Allen, Doug Colling and Dylan Corbett‑Bader. This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy: as age overtakes him, Lear divides his kingdom among his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he finds himself stripped of the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him. Tickets start from £20 – and, each performance, 14 spots in the front row of the stalls will be available via a weekly lottery.
Charing Cross Road, West End, WC2H 0DA; 21st Oct-9th Dec