National Theatre Encore

KING LEAR

Thursday 1st November 2018 - 7:00 pm

By William Shakespeare

Come and see Ian McKellen’s extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.

Jonathan Munby directs this nuanced and powerful contemporary retelling of this  tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.  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.