NTL - King Lear

220 Minutes • Treat as PG13
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Showings

Lark TheaterThu, Sep 27 6:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Lark TheaterSat, Sep 29 1:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Lark TheaterSun, Sep 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
No Moviepass Accepted
Release Year:2018
Rating:Treat as PG13
Genre:Drama
Production Country:UK

Description

National Theatre Live

King Lear

By William Shakespeare

 

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

 

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.