2018, 240 min, 2K DCP, Wri. William Shakespeare, Dir. Jonathan Munby, Rated PG-13, ByExperience
“Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” – Daily Telegraph
"Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear." – Independent
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 ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) 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.
The Friday 10/26 screening features English subtitles.
This production includes one 22 minute intermission.
National Theatre Live lunch specials are available during intermission. Simply place your order at our cinema café before the start of the film and pick up your meal during the interval.
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world including the Coral Gables Art Cinema! Tickets to these special screenings are $20 and under ($16 for Cinema members). Friday screenings of NTL feature English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.