NT Recorded Live – Chichester Festival Theatre’s King Lear
Ian McKellen leads the cast of this five star Chichester Festival Theatre’s production, broadcast from the West End. Ian Mckellen’s “extraordinary moving portrayal” (Independednt). “McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production” (Daily Telegraph). Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play: considered by many the greatest tragedy ever written. King Lear sees two aging 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.
Tickets on sale from 18th August, from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard, High Street, Market Harborough, or via http://www.octagonfilms.org.uk
Photo by Andy Gotts