King Lear - National Theatre Live

King Lear - National Theatre Live

Thursday, 27th September 2018

Doors Open: 6.30pm   Show Starts at: 7.00pm

Prices: In Advance £10.00   On the door £12.00  

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NOTE - THIS IS A LIVE CINEMA SCREENING BROADCAST FROM LONDON'S WEST END

National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world via satellite. It has been a huge hit in the UK, and will be coming to Selby Town Hall throughout 2018. 

KING LEAR

★★★★★ ‘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.

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