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NT Live! KING LEAR

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  • Thu 27 Sep
  • 220 minutes
  • Director: Jonathan Munby
  • Writer: William Shakespeare
  • Cast: Ian McKellen

Synopsis

Broadcast live from London’s West End, an opportunity to see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of Shakespeare's King Lear.


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.


Generally regarded as 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.