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NT Live King Lear
Event

NT Live: King Lear

  • Thu 27 Sep 18

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeside Theatre

  • Event type

    Arts, culture and performances

  • Event organiser

    Lakeside Theatre

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

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 William 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.

£8.50 UoE Students / £10 Concession / £13 Full. Advance prices. More on the door. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the Lakeside Theatre website.