Tue 06 Nov 2018
Running time (approx.): 4 hours (incl. 20 min interval)
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.
This is a screening, not a live performance. The actors do not appear in person on stage.
Screening: King Lear
See Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear.
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.
Smart, lucid, superbly detailedGuardian
Nuanced and powerfulThe Times
Intensely movingThe Stage
Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant productionDaily Telegraph
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Friends 20% off
Concessions £2 off
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