NT Live: King Lear (12A)

Live on screen at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Thursday 27 September 2018 at 7pm
  • £19.50
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Part of: Stage on Screen

National Theatre Live
King Lear
By William Shakespeare

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

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.

 

Show image photograph (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

Certificate:

12A

Duration

Approx 220 mins

Production photograpghy

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