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National Theatre Live: King Lear (2018)

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 - and their worlds ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... King Lear
Sinéad Cusack ... Kent
Danny Webb ... Gloucester
Kirsty Bushell Kirsty Bushell ... Regan
Claire Price Claire Price ... Goneril
Anita-Joy Uwajeh ... Cordelia
Lloyd Hutchinson Lloyd Hutchinson ... Fool
Luke Thompson Luke Thompson ... Edgar
James Corrigan James Corrigan ... Edmund
Michael Matus Michael Matus ... Oswald
Anthony Howell ... Albany
Daniel Rabin Daniel Rabin ... Cornwall
Richard Clews Richard Clews ... Gentleman Informer / Old Man
John Hastings John Hastings ... Curan / Doctor
Caleb Roberts Caleb Roberts ... King of France / British Captain
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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 - and their worlds crumble. Tender, violent, moving and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. This will be an explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's epic masterpiece in the intimate setting of the Minerva Theatre.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

National Theatre Live: Król Lear See more »

Filming Locations:

Chichester, England, UK

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1.78 : 1
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