National Theatre Live: King Lear
National Theatre Live
By William Shakespeare
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… â€˜Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.â€™ (Daily Telegraph)
Broadcast live from Londonâ€™s West End, seeÂ Ian McKellenâ€™s â€˜extraordinarily moving portrayalâ€™ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatreâ€™s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Â Jonathan Munby directs this â€˜nuanced and powerfulâ€™ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeareâ€™s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written,Â King LearÂ sees two ageing fathers â€“ one a King, one his courtier â€“ reject the children who truly love them. Â Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.