National Theatre Live
KING LEAR: Performance On Screen
By William Shakespeare
Captured live on stage at Chichester Festival Theatre in London’s West End, don’t miss your opportunity to see this 5-star, sold out production starring Sir Ian McKellan on Riverside’s Big Screen for a limited time.
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.
Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
E – Exempt from Classification
Dates & Times
General Public Screenings
Saturday 10 November 2018 at 1pm
Sunday 11 November 2018 at 1pm
Monday 12 November 2018 at 10:30am (Weekday Matinee – Tickets include tea and biscuits served from 10am)
This title is available for Cinema On Demand for schools from November 2018 – 26 September 2019. Click here for more information.
Photos by Andy Gotts
HOW TO BOOK
CINEMA ON DEMAND
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Download, fill out and send back the Cinema on Demand Schools Booking Form
Riverside Theatres Education Bookings Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your screening.
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.” – Independent
★★★★★ “Intensely moving.” – The Stage
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” – Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “Smart, lucid, superbly detailed.” – Guardian
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen’s detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph.” – Evening Standard
★★★★★ “Nuanced and powerful.” – The Times