National Theatre Live: King Lear

Date TBD
National Theatre Live: King Lear

as part of Theatre From London

Part of the Theatre from London Series: 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.
Jonathan Munby directs Ian McKellen in this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving, and shocking play.

The Starlight Room has only 46 seats; advance tickets recommended. The theatre opens at least 30 minutes, and up to 45 minutes in advance. Please arrive early in order to secure your preferred seats, especially for parties of 2 or more.

4 hrs.

"★★★★★ Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." – Daily Telegraph

"Ian McKellen’s dazzling swan song is weighted with poignancy." – The Guardian