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King Lear (National Theatre Live)

National Theatre Live
King Lear
By William Shakespeare
 
★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)
 
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
 
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers 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.

Licensed Bar & Refreshments avaialble
Running Time: 3hrs 40mins approx. BBFC Certificate: Live 12A

 
 
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Venue
The Gateway
Fore Street
Seaton
Devon
EX12 2LD