National Theatre Live: King Lear

NT Live
  • 2011
  • UK
  • E

Live screening of the National Theatre's production of King Lear, starring Ian McKellen.

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'Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.' Daily Telegraph

Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby’s explosive revival of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy moves to the West End, with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. With its intimate staging, this contemporary, dystopian production places audiences at the centre of the storm, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.

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Ian McKellen to star in King Lear on London's West End, here's how to get tickets

9 Feb 2018

Production comes to Duke of York Theatre after a sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre

Ian McKellen will star in King Lear on London's West End this year, with tickets on sale through Encore at 9am on Mon 12 Feb. Following a sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby's critically acclaimed revival of Shakespeare's epic…

Opinion: Event Cinema vs live theatre

20 Oct 2014

The List's Theatre editor Garth K Vile looks at the merits of screening dramatic art at cinemas

Event Cinema – the simultaneous broadcast of a live theatre performance into cinemas around the world – has several advantages over traditional performances. The chairs are more comfortable, big shows and stars from London and Moscow can be seen in…

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