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National Theatre Live Screening: King Lear
With Sir Ian McKellen

Wed. March 20, 2024 at 6:30pm

Broadcast in HD from London’s West End

"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." —Daily Telegraph

Sir Ian McKellen leads Chichester Festival Theatre’s powerful production of King Lear.

Receiving five-star reviews for its sell-out run, the play transferred to the West End for a limited season.

Jonathan Munby directs this “nuanced and powerful” (The Times) 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.

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