National Theatre Live: King Lear

Opening Date:

May 18, 2014

Cast:

Simon Russell Beale, Stephen Boxer, Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke, Richard Clothier

Director:

Sam Mendes

Genre:

Drama

Run Time:

3 hr. 30 min.

MPAA Rating:

NR

Synopsis:

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.