National Theatre: King Lear

  |  Book Tickets: 01/05/2014
Rated 12A by the BBFC
National Theatre: King Lear Film Poster


Sam Mendes directs this production of Shakespeare's tragedy performed live at the National Theatre. Deciding to give up his kingdom to his three daughters - Cordelia (Olivia Vinall), Goneril (Kate Fleetwood) and Regan (Anna Maxwell Martin) - King Lear (Simon Russell Beale) chooses to split his lands between them according to their love for him. When Cordelia protests at having to declare her love, Lear foolishly cuts her off, and is left at the mercy of her two, power-hungry sisters, who are all too keen to seize power for themselves.