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Last shown on 27 September 2018
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.
Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting
★★★★★‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant
production.’ - Daily Telegraph‘Ian
McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this
extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear' - Independent
McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph.’ - Evening Standard
King Lear is an intensely moving experience.’ - The Stage
lucid, superbly detailed.’ - Guardian
and powerful.’ The Times
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