May 18, 2014
Simon Russell Beale, Stephen Boxer, Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke, Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Paapa Essiedu, Kate Fleetwood, Colin Haigh, Simon Manyonda
3 hr. 30 min.
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.
National Theatre Live: King Lear (NR)
Showtimes available three days prior to opening.