Kevin R McNally plays the title role of Lear. Best known for playing Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, his stage career has included credits such as Claudius in Hamlet (opposite Jude Law), Boeing Boeing, Ivanov, The Lady In The Van and The Iceman Cometh.
He is joined by Sirine Saba who plays eldest daughter Regan, having previously appeared at the Globe in Antony and Cleopatra, Holy Warriors and Osmund the Great Turk. Joshua James also returns to the Globe after previous appearances in The Tempest and Gabriel; he plays Edgar, while 2017 graduate Ralph Davis makes his Globe debut as brother Edmund. Completing the case of RADA alumni is Kenton Thomas, who most recently appeared in the Tobacco Factory production of Othello and who joins King Lear in the Ensemble.
Also in the cast is Burt Caesar, who sits on RADA's Artistic Advisory Committee, who will play Gloucester.
The production is directed by Nancy Meckler, while RADA tutors Shona Morris and Philip d'Orléans work on the show as movement director and fight director respectively. King Lear plays from 10 August - 14 October and tickets are now on sale on the Shakespeare's Globe website.