NTLive: King Lear (12A)

KING LEAR at The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Swansea by NT Live

KING LEAR by Shakespeare, , Writer – William Shakespeare, Director – Jonathan Munby, Designer – Paul Wills, Lighting Oliver Fenwick, The Duke Of Yorks Theatre, 2018, Credit: Johan Persson/

National Theatre Live presents:
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.

Running Time: 220 mins

Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting.

Tickets £13, Concessions £11 – BUY TICKETS NOW!

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