Recorded live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s “extraordinarily moving portrayal” (Independent) of King Lear.
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 aging fathers—one a King, another 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.
225 min with an intermission
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
Expected Run Time is 240 minutes