An NT Live screening from London’s Duke of York Theatre.
Acting legend Sir Ian McKellen stars as Shakespeare’s King Lear in this acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production.
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.
Tender, violent, moving and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written with one of the most emotionally arduous roles in theatre