NT Live : King Lear

Thursday 27 September, 7pm

About the event

Venue : The Roxy

King Lear By William Shakespeare

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.

Photography (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

“Intensely moving” ★★★★★ THE STAGE

“Smart, lucid, superbly detailed” ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

“Ian McKellen’s detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph”

Running Time : 180 minutes + 15 minute interval
Age Suitability : 13+

* Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting

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