Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
“Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale deliver a brutal, unforgettable collaboration.”METRO (UK)
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.
SPRING 2014 NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SEASON:
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June 18 | A Small Family Business
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