NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: KING LEAR

Date Time
Thurs 27th September 7.00pm

Doors 6.00pm
Running time 3hours 40 mins including interval. Finishes at 10.40pm

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11
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Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting

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 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.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.