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National Theatre Live: King Lear (2018)

227 min | Drama, History

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, and their worlds crumble. Tender, violent, moving, and shocking, King Lear ...See moreTwo 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, and their worlds crumble. Tender, violent, moving, and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. This will be an explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's epic masterpiece in the intimate setting of the Minerva Theatre. See less
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Sep 27, 2018 (United Kingdom)

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Ian McKellen
King Lear King Lear   See fewer
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Danny Webb
Gloucester Gloucester   See fewer
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Claire Price
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Anita-Joy Uwajeh
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Michael Matus
Oswald Oswald   See fewer
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Daniel Rabin
Cornwall Cornwall   See fewer
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Richard Clews
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John Hastings
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Caleb Roberts
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Jake Mann
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Scott Sparrow
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James Millard
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Johanne Murdock
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Jessica Murrain
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John Vernon
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Leon Finnan
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8.6 / 10 | 234 votes