National Theatre Live Film Series : National Theatre Live

King Lear

2017, Jonathan Munby, UK, 220 min. With Ian McKellen, Phil Daniels.

Show Times

  • Sun, Oct 28th 1:00pm

"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." - Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

"Intensely moving… a modern-dress staging that is both urgent and driven." - Mark Shenton, The Stage

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, KING LEAR sees two aging 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 power struggle with bitter ends in this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's tender, violent, moving and shocking play. (Description courtesy of NT Live)

Please note that our normal matinee discount prices will not apply at 2:00 pm matinees of these special screenings.

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