NT Live: KING LEAR

Live from the London National Theater!

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

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Running time: 3:20 with a 20 minute intermission

RiRiveting. Simon Russell Beale is extraordinary - Daily Express

‘SiSimon Russell Beale is magnetic. An exceptional production. - Guardian

Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale's production is worth the wait. - Independent

★★★★ The cast is beyond superlative. A literally awe-inspiring production. - Time Out

★★★★★ Never ceases to astonish. Simon Russell Beale is at his best. - Evening Standard

 

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Show Dates & Times:

5/1/14 - Thursday

2:00 pm,
7:00 pm,
Admission: 

$23 adults/ $15 students. For group ticket pricing, contact the Strand at 701-5053.

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