Thu 1 May 18.30
The acclaimed National Theatre production of King Lear is broadcast live at Rich Mix in a one-off cinema event.
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
‘The cast is beyond superlative. A literally awe-inspiring production’ - Time Out
‘Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale's production is worth the wait' - The Independent
‘An exceptional production that mixes the epic and the intimate’ - The Guardian
'Never ceases to astonish. Simon Russell Beale is at his best' - Evening Standard
Running time: 210 mins (tbc)