King Lear by William Shakespeare – National Theatre Live Screening starring Ian McKellen presented by Byron Theatre

When:
February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:50 pm
2019-02-09T13:00:00+11:00
2019-02-09T16:50:00+11:00
Where:
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Australia
Cost:
Full $25 | Concession $23 | Byron Theatre Club $20 | Student under 18 $15 | Group of 10 or more $15

King Lear by William Shakespeare – National Theatre Live Screening starring Ian McKellen presented by Byron Theatre

★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” Daily Telegraph

Filmed live in London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s “extraordinarily moving portrayal” (Independent) of King Lear on Byron Theatre’s big screen.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transferred 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.

For more info, visit the National Theatre Live website here


11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – King Lear 
3.10pm – Interval (20 minutes)
4.50pm – Event concludes