Adrian Scarborough

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King Lear

Role The Fool
Director Sam Mendes
The National Theatre

Adrian Scarborough plays The Fool in Sam Mendes's production of King Lear at the National Theatre. The Fool accompanies Lear through his mental decline and remains the one constant assurance in the King's increasingly clouded mind. 

King Lear

"The only person who fully commands our sympathy is Lear’s Fool... as portrayed by the excellent Adrian Scarborough"

Ben Brantley
The New York Times

"Adrian Scarborough's excellent Fool is a melancholy music hall comic in a check suit and feathered trilby, full of oblique, subtly anguished concern for his master." Paul Taylor
The Independent

"[The Fool] played with a lovely melancholy by Adrian Scarborough" Charles Spencer
The Daily Telegraph

Sarah MacCormick
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