King Lear
Broadcast live 27 September
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King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Ian McKellen leads the cast of the five-star Chichester Festival Theatre production.

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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 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.

Photography (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.

Independent

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Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production

Daily Telegraph

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Nuanced and powerful

The Times

Ian McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph

Evening Standard

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