Considered by many to be the great- est 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 stars in this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Munby
Estimated run time: 3 hours, 47 minutes, one intermission
A production from Chichester Festival Theatre