Chichester play is cast

Frank Langella
Frank Langella
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Tony Award-winning and Oscar nominated actor Frank Langella will play King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre from October 31 until November 30.

He will be joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O’Neil and Steven Pacey.

Sebastian Armesto plays Edgar. His theatre credits include A Woman Killed with Kindness (National Theatre) for which he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award 2012. He also appeared in Anna Karenina and The Duchess.

Max Bennett, who previously appeared at Chichester in Wallenstein, will play Edmund while Denis Conway will take on the role of Glouster.

Isabella Laughland plays Cordelia. Her screen credits include the role of Leanne in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2 and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Catherine McCormack plays Goneril, and she previously appeared at Chichester in Top Girls (and the West End).

Tickets: £24.50 to £32 from CFT on (01243) 781312 or go to cft.org.uk.