220 min | NR
Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (SKYFALL, AMERICAN BEAUTY) returns to the National Theatre to direct this highly anticipated production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, KING LEAR. Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) is exceptional as Lear, an aged king who decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. When his favorite, Cordelia, says nothing, his world descends into chaos.
Simon Russell Beale, Adrian Scarborough, Anna Maxwell