OnScreen: King Lear
A National Theatre Live Film
King Lear by William Shakespeare
★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)
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 ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) 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.
Duration: approximately 3.5 hrs including interval
Friend of the MEC $20
Taree Film Society Member/ Friend of the Gallery $20 (Not available online. Available from MEC Box Office)
Students Group 30+ $15 (For student group bookings please contact us on 6592 5466)
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | 07:00 PM
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