National Theatre Live – King Lear

Monday 7th October 2019, 7:00pm

National Theatre Live – King Lear

Filmed live at London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at UCH Cinema!

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, with Jonathan Munby directing 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.

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Director: Jonathan Munby
Starring: Ian McKellen

Cert PG

Friends of UCH Event
This season we are delighted to offer our Friends of UCH “2 for 1” tickets for all all our cinema screenings! To celebrate we are having a pre-show wine reception, this evening at King Lear!

Student Members of UCH go FREE!

Friends of UCH can avail of “2 for 1” tickets for ALL screenings!

If you are a Member or a Friend, please contact the box office directly to avail of these offers.  For more information on Friends’ benefits, or to join, please contact Mairead at 061 213306.


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