National Theatre Live: Sir Ian McKellen stars in King Lear this November
Encore performance from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at Darwen Library Theatre this November.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers 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.
‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’
Show image photograph (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.
Since launching in June 2009, more than fourty live productions have been broadcast to over 650 theatres in the UK alone.
Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production.
Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Thursday 1st November 2018
TICKET PRICES: Full Price Tickets from £14.00
Concession Tickets from £13.00
Tickets are available
By Phone: 01254 706006
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.