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NT LIVE: King Lear (12A Live)

Thursday 27 September
220 mins
From £16.00
to £18.00
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.

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Thu 27 September