NT Live: "King Lear" Live Broadcast, 2pm

September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Modlin Center for the ArtsModlin Center for the Arts


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

★★★★
"Smart, lucid, superbly detailed." – Guardian

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at the Modlin Center for the Arts.

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. 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.

Run time: 220 minutes. | Rated PG-13. | Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting.

About National Theatre Live
NT Live broadcasts live from the National Theatre in Great Britian, and on occasion, other theatres in the U.K, to theatres and cinemas throughout the world. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to create a truly immersive experience for each production. In addition, NT Live generates behind-the-scenes bonus features including interviews with the cast and creative teams. 

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