King Lear ( NT Live)

King Lear ( NT Live)

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the NT Live Series series.

Duration: 

180mins

Rating: 

Not Rated

About the Film:

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.