[NTL] KING LEAR (240 NR)
LIVE Theatre on the BIG Screen – Thu, Nov 15 at 6:30 pm and Sat, Nov 17 at 1:30 pm
Broadcast from London’s West End, Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear received five-star reviews for its sell-out run. 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.