July 30, 2012, 3:45 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Michael Attenborough, son of legendary actor/director Richard, is to bring Shakespeare's King Lear to the Almeida Theatre in Islington later this year.
Attenborough will direct award-winning actor Richard Pryce in the title role, initially running from 31 st August Ė 3 rd November.
The play is being performed as part of 2012's World Shakespeare Festival. The Almeida Ė just one of many venues putting on Shakespeare plays this year Ė has been a feeder theatre for West End hits since the 90s, having transferred 14 shows to the West End in just 12 years. Fans are advised to book tickets early to avoid disappointment.
To help travelling theatregoers stay in convenient proximity to the Almeida LondonTown.com have released details of a number of cheap hotels in London, all offering discounts through the website for the duration of King Lear's run.
The Jurys Inn Islington Hotel is offering a 72% discount through LondonTown.com. The reduction brings the cost of a double room for the night down to just £99. The hotel, on Pentonville Road, is around a fifteen minute walk from the Almeida.
Twenty minutes walk towards the city is the Thistle City Barbican Hotel, which is offering double rooms from just £62 per night – a staggering 88% discount on the usual rate. The hotel is conveniently located between the City and Islington and boasts top rate facilities including a gym and swimming pool.
Both featured hotels are available to book through LondonTown.com. For more cheap hotels in London, and to purchase tickets for King Lear (and other World Shakespeare Festival events) visit LondonTown.com.