King Lear - National Theatre | Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre Leighton Buzzard  | Thu 18th October 2018 Lineup

King Lear - National Theatre

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre in Leighton Buzzard

Thursday 18th October 2018

6:15pm til 10:30pm (last entry 7:00pm)

Minimum Age: 12

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

 
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King Lear - National Theatre on Thursday 18th October 2018

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.

Show image photograph (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

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