King Lear By William Shakespeare Directed by Jonathan Munby April 13, 2023 at 4pm
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 directs this nuanced and powerful contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’ s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Recorded live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear on screen.