National Theatre Live

King Lear

Thursday, April 11 1 & 7pm

★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production” – Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ “Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.” – Independant

★★★★★ “This King Lear is an intensely moving experience.” – The Stage

★★★★★ “Ian McKellen’s detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph.” – Evening Standard

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’(Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier–reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

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Running Time 227 mins

Genre Theater

Ian Mckellen
Sinead Cusack
Danny Webb

Directed by
Jonathan Munby

Written by
William Shakespeare

Admission & Prices

Reserve Seat $19

*Prices subject to service charge