King Lear

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 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.

  • Producer: Jonathan Munby
  • Country: UK
  • Duration: 3 hours 31 minutes with one intermission
  • Year: 2018
  • Cast:

    Ian McKellen, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Kirsty Bushell, Claire Price, Sinéad Cusack, James Corrigan, Luke Thompson, Lloyd Hutchinson, Daniel Webb

  • Genre: theatre, 16+
  • Set: Paul Wills
  • Lighting design: Oliver Fenwick
  • Sound design: Ben Ringham, Max Ringham

16 April, 2019
  • Cinema "Centralny"
    (Nezavisimosti Ave., 13)