King Lear is back to Stratford from tonight!

After a successful run at the B.A.M. in Brooklyn, King Lear opens tonight at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon (UK).
There will be some changes in the cast and Antony Sher announced that this is his “final Shakespearean role“.
Seven new production photos from Brooklyn have been made by Isaac James, two featuring Oliver Johnstone as Poor Tom.

I’ve collected some reviews Oliver got in Brooklyn in this page: reviews/stage/2018-king-lear/.

Oliver is a force of nature of an actor, as he began the rehearsals for Imperium in London two days ago and today is certainly back to Stratford to reprise his role in King Lear!

Break a leg to the cast & creatives for tonight!

King Lear  23 May – 9 June 2018.

Imperium rehearsals in London begin today

Imperium rehearsals in London begin today, announced by the RSC Press Office and Rada London on Twitter.

An official website plus a Twitter account have been launched to promote the transfer at the Gielgud Theatre:

The full cast has not been announced, yet, but Oliver Johnstone should reprise his roles as Rufus and Octavian.

Part I: Conspirator, 14 June – 8 September 2018

Part II: Dictator, 21 June – 8 September 2018


The US Premiere of the RSC’s King Lear starts tonight in Brooklyn!


Wishing the new cast of the RSC’s King Lear a great first night at the @BAM_Brooklyn (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York tonight!

‘Break a lot of legs’ in your American adventure!

For tickets

It’s King Lear‘s US Premiere, Apr 7—Apr 29, 2018!

Oliver Johnstone reprises his role as Edgar/ poor Tom!

The production will transfer to the UK after. To buy tickets for both Brooklyn and Stratford-Upon-Avon,

Feature Trailer on the RSC’s YouTube channel

The news has arrived: Imperium will run at the Gielgud Theatre from the 14th of June!

Ikin Yum © RSC

The news has arrived: Imperium finally gets its London transfer and will run at the Gielgud Theatre from the 14th of June to the 8th of September 2018!

Oliver is confirmed to be in the cast, according to What’s On Stage:

The West End production’s cast will be led by Richard McCabe (The Audience) who will play the lead role of Cicero, joined by Joseph Kloska as his servant Tiro, who narrates the show. Also performing will be Nicholas Boulton, Guy Burgess, Daniel Burke, Jade Croot, Peter De Jersey, Joe Dixon, John Dougall, Michael Grady-Hall, Oliver Johnstone, Paul Kemp, Patrick Knowles, Hywel Morgan, David Nicolle, Siobhan Redmond, Patrick Romer, Christopher Saul, Eloise Secker and Simon Thorp. Further casting is still to be confirmed. Further casting for the production is to be announced.

I’m so happy this will happen! I’m ready to book for it!

Goodbye Imperium and my fan page is 4 today!

Today there are the last performances for the two parts RSC’s play Imperium.

Plus it happens to be my 4th Twitter anniversary running this fan site, so I celebrate this way:

I wonder if the play is going to have a life after Stratford.

Hard to say, because soon a new run of King Lear will happen in New York and again in Stratford, so who knows if and when the cast will have time to do it again on stage?

Goodbye Imperium and good luck!