King Lear from Shakespeare’s Globe

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King Lear from Shakespeare’s Globe


Raffertys Theatre


16 December - 17 December 2017

Event Type

Cinema Screening

By William Shakespeare

King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays will capture your heart.

Lear – Kevin McNally
Cordelia – Anjana Vasan
Regan – Sirine Saba
Goneril – Emily Bruni
Gloucester – Burt Caesar
Edmund – Ralph Davis
Edgar – Joshua James
Director – Nancy Meckler
Writer – William Shakespeare
Designer – Rosanna Vize
Composer – Simon Slater

Classification: E – Exempt
Distributor: Cinema Live



Saturday 16 December at 1pm
Sunday 17 December at 1pm


Schools Cinema On Demand:
This film is available for schools to select as part of our Cinema on Demand program from 16 December 2017 to 31 December 2018. For more info please click here.


Ticket Options

Adult $25
Australian Pensioner $22
Australian Senior $22
Child & Under 16 $15
Full Time Student $15
Riverside Member $22
Riverside Member Concession $19
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approx. 3 hours

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