Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Aug 15 12:00 PM
Series Info
Series:National Theatre Live
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:240 minutes
Director:Jonathan Munby
Year Released:2018
Production Country:UK


National Theater Live is presented by FilmScene in partnership with Englert Theatre and Riverside Theatre. Discounted admission is available to FilmScene Members and extended to Englert Friends and Riverside Members at the box office.

"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." —Daily Telegraph

"Ian McKellen's detailed, intellegent performance is a triumph." —London Evening Standard

Captured live from London’s West End in 2018, see Ian McKellen in what many consider the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear. 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.