King Lear
King Lear

In Theaters Sep 27

NT Live

King Lear

Captured 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.

Photo credit: Andy Gotts

Warning: This event contains special effects including without limitations strobe lights, flashing images and other lighting effects which may cause disorientation.

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King Lear

Run Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

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Categories: Arts & Entertainment

Ian McKellen

King Lear

Ian McKellen

King Lear

Ian McKellen

Sinead Cusack

Kent

Sinead Cusack

Kent

Sinead Cusack

Danny Webb

Gloucester

Danny Webb

Gloucester

Danny Webb

Kirsty Bushell

Regan

Kirsty Bushell

Regan

Kirsty Bushell

Claire Price

Goneril

Claire Price

Goneril

Claire Price

Anita Joy Ujaweh

Cordelia

Anita Joy Ujaweh

Cordelia

Anita Joy Ujaweh

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