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National Theatre Live: King Lear


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

Filmed live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Experience it on the cinema screen Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November at 2pm – TWO SHOWS ONLY!

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.
Please note audiences should be made aware that KING LEAR will contain some strobe lighting. 

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