NT Live: King Lear


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear
Director: Jonathan Munby
Cast: Ian McKellen, Sinead Cusack, Kirsty Bushell


Thu 27 Sep 7pm      Book Now

Duration: 220 mins
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Adults: £12.50
16 and under £10

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.