King Lear - cinema screening

Broadcast live from London's West End, see Ian McKellen's 'extraordinarily moving portrayal' (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Event type: Cinema screenings, Drama, Shakespeare

About this event

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 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.


Thursday 27 September 2018

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Duke of York's Theatre

St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4BG

Box office tel: 0844 871 3051

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