National Theatre Live: King Lear

Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen.

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 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.

Warning: This event contains special effects including without limitations strobe lights, flashing images and other lighting effects which may cause disorientation.
Warning: This event contains special effects including without limitations strobe lights, flashing images and other lighting ef



National Theatre Live: King Lear



Screening Times

Film Info

Jonathan Munby, UK, 220 minutes

Genre: Tragedy
Cast Members: Ian McKellen, Claire Price, Kirsty Bushell, Anita Joy Ujaweh, Danny Webb, Sinead Cusack