National Theatre Live: King Lear (NR)

Drama 210 May 18, 2014

Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale 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.

Sam Mendes Simon Russell Beale, Stephen Boxer, Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke, Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Paapa Essiedu, Kate Fleetwood, Colin Haigh, Simon Manyonda William Shakespeare

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