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Ian McKellen leads the cast of the five-star Chichester Festival Theatre production.
Director: Jonathan Munby
STARRING: Sir Ian McKellen
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.
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Sir Ian McKellen’s extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear. Jonathan Munby directs this nuanced and powerful contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.