NT Live: King Lear Event Information page

NT Live: King Lear

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  • Event times:
    • Start : 7.00pm
27th September
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★★★★★ ‘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.

Show image photograph (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

PLEASE NOTE

There is a 50p booking fee on the transaction when purchasing tickets at the Box Office, and a £1.00 booking fee when purchased over the phone or online

This is a confirmed 7.00pm start time - this is different to the time advertised in our published programme. 

Approximate running time - 233 minutes

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