Museum Films National Theatre Live

NTLive: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Tickets are $18 / $15 for Museum Members and Students w/ID. Does not include General Admission.

Please note: National Theatre Live is a simulcast/telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ 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 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.

(Jonathan Munby, PG-13, 220 mins)

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Whiteman Hall
Plenty of tickets
Sunday, February 17
1:00 PM