Tuesday 30 April 2019 - 17.56 to Saturday 22 June 2019 - 19.00

The British Council has been proud to collaborate with Broadway Circuit in presenting a series of fascinating live theatre productions since 2014. From March 2019 onward, join us for the National Theatre Live (NT Live) – King Lear new season screenings at selected cinemas in Hong Kong.  

PALACE ifc MOViE MOViE Cityplaza
15.20, Saturday 25 May 2019 15.20, Sunday 19 May 2019
AMC Pacific Place Broadway The ONE
15.20, Saturday 11 May 2019 15.20, Sunday 26 May 2019
15.20, Sunday 16 June 2019 - FULL PREMIERE Elements
15.50, Saturday 22 June 2019 15.50, Sunday 19 May 2019

Book your tickets at PALACE ifc / MOViE MOViE Cityplaza / Broadway THE ONE / PREMIERE Elements and AMC Pacific Place.

'Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.' ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

'Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.' ★★★★★ Independent

'Intensely moving' ★★★★★ The Stage

'Smart, lucid, superbly detailed' ★★★★ Guardian

Director: Jonathan Munby
Cast Ian McKellen
Duration: 239 minutes
Language: English (Chinese subtitles)

Broadcast 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 ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) 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.

About National Theatre Live (NT Live)

A groundbreaking project by National Theatre of Great Britain, National Theatre Live (NT Live) broadcasts the best of British theatre live to cinemas around the world. Since 2009, NT Live has showcased more than 40 productions at more than 2000 venues in over 50 countries, featuring some of the biggest names from British films and theatre, including Kenneth Branagh, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.