"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." (Daily Telegraph
Captured live from London’s West End in 2018, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent
) of King Lear
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.
Jonathan Munby directs this "nuanced and powerful" (The Times
) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
One Show Only
Saturday, June 10
*Eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office for more information.
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