Hetain Patel and Amy May's hugely original collision of film, performance and live music
You are here
NT LIVE: King Lear (12A Live)
Thursday 27 September
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
about the event:
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King (Ian McKellen), 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.
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear live 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.
What people are saying
★★★★★ 'McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph' Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ 'Smart, lucid, superbly detailed' The Guardian
★★★★ 'Nuanced and powerful’ The Times
Things you need to know:
If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!
- If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
- There will be minimum of 15 minutes of trailers before the film begins
This event is wheelchair accessible.