King Lear - NT Live

King Lear - NT Live

Broadcast from the programme National Theatre Live, By William Shakespeare


Broadcast live from London’s West End, William Shakespeare’s masterpiece, King Lear, is extraordinarily performed by 78-year-old actor, Ian McKellen. 

This shocking drama, who sees the King reject those who truly love him, is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. Ian McKellen, who revives a profoundly humane King Lear, portraying the inevitable fate of man when approaching the end of his life, exceptionally performs one of the most demanding roles of the world theatre.

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★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.’ Independent
★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph.’ Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘This King Lear is an intensely moving experience.’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘Smart, lucid, superbly detailed.’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘Nuanced and powerful.’ The Times

With Greek and English subtitles

Media Sponsor: Kathimerini
With the support of: British Council & British High Commission – Nicosia

The British Council Cyprus will organise a reception before the performance. The High Commissioner, Stephen Lillie and the Director of British Council Cyprus, James Martin will attend.

Simultaneus screening at THOC Theatre - Central Stage in Nicosia

Duration: 200', Suitable 12+

Tickets: € 10 / 8

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