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 and recorded in 2018 by National Theatre Live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal" (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. 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 contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. The live broadcast screens at the Bethesda Row Cinema only, on Thursday, September 27 at 2:00pm. All subsequent showings will be a recording of that performance. Please note that this performance of King Lear includes strobe lighting.