Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

National Theatre Live Screening
King Lear by William Shakespeare

Event Category:
Friday, November 9
7PM
$18 ($16 for Members)

Eligible for Student Rush Tickets

Tickets available at GuildHall.org; Reception Desk during Museum hours (631-324-0806); Box Office 2 hours prior to curtain (631-324-4050); Theatermania.com; or 1-866-811-4111.

158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
Buy Tickets

Overview

★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” – Daily Telegraph
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 aging 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. 

Event Sponsors

All Theater Programming is supported by generous gifts from Barbara Slifka, Marders, and the Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Hess Philanthropic Fund, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, and Vital Projects Fund, with additional support from Brown Harris Stevens, Forever Bungalows, and public funds provided by Suffolk County. 

Become a Sponsor

View All Programs & Events

View All Programs & Events