NTL - King Lear

220 Minutes • Treat as PG13


Lark Theater Thu, Sep 27, 2018 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Sep 29, 2018 1:00 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Sep 30, 2018 1:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Oct 3, 2018 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Aug 11 7:00 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Aug 13 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
No Passes
Release Year:2018
Rating:Treat as PG13
Production Country:UK


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.