NT Live: King Lear
NT Live: King Lear
Release date
27th Sep 2018
Running time
3hrs 40mins
Jonathan Munby
Sir Ian McKellen

NT Live: King Lear

12A cinema age rating  

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Sir Ian McKellen’s extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear at Vue. Jonathan Munby directs this nuanced and powerful contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

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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.

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