King Lear
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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

Chichester Festival Theatre

A Chichester Festival Theatre production

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people. Productions originated at Chichester frequently transfer to London; King Lear is presented in the West End in association with ATG. Find out more

 

 

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

Independent

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Nuanced and powerful

The Times

Ian McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph

Evening Standard

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Ian McKellen as King Lear and Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Cordelia. 

Lloyd Hutchinson as Fool and Ian McKellen as King Lear.

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production

Daily Telegraph

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The King Lear ensemble. 

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