NT Live: King Lear

United Kingdom | 2018 | 220 minutes | Jonathan Munby

Opens September 27, 2018

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Jonathan Munby directs this nuanced and powerful contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's tender, violent, moving and shocking play. From London's West End, see Ian McKellen's extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear in cinemas.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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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.

  • Director: Jonathan Munby
  • Principal Cast: Ian McKellen
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 220 minutes
  • Screenplay: William Shakespeare
  • Rating: PG-13