NT Live - King Lear
Wednesday 16 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 February 2019
Cinema City

Captured 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.

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.


16 January, 19.00 all Cinema City venues in Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Stara Zagora and Ruse
13 February, 19.00 Cinema City – Mall of Sofia

 NT Live screenings in Bulgaria are organised by Cinema City in partnership with British Council and with the support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality. Distribution and Bulgarian subtitles by Cikanek Management.

Photography (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts.

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