National Theatre Live
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.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
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 film is available for schools to select as part of our Cinema on Demand program until Thursday 26 September 2019. For more info please click here.
Photos by Andy Gotts
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STEP 3: Download, fill out and send back the Cinema on Demand Schools Booking Form.
STEP 4: A Riverside Theatres customer service representative will be in touch to confirm your screening.
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★★★★★ “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