National Theatre Encore: King Lear at Ely Cinema

Broadcast from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

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.

220 mins.

If you are a member of the XP or XPlore pilot scheme, led by Cambridge City Council, and would like to book a ticket please call the box office on 01353 616991, quoting your discount code number.  Please call between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday and at least three days in advance to take advantage of your unique offer.

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