NATIONAL THEATRE: KING LEAR
(NR) - 3 hr. 40 min.
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.
Directed by Jonathan Munby; Starring Ian McKellen, Kirsty Bushell, John Hastings, Jake Mann, Michael Matus, Danny Webb, James Corrigan.