Performances up to 28 May are now sold out except for Day Tickets and possible returns.
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.
Simon Russell Beale, whose recent appearances at the National include Timon of Athens and Collaborators, takes the title role in Shakespeare’s tragedy.
When we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
Audio-described performance at 2pm on Saturday 17 May. This is preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30pm.
Captioned performances at 2pm on Sunday 23 March and 7pm on Tuesday 25 March.
National Theatre Live
King Lear will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on 1 May 2014. For more details visit ntlive.com
Photo (Simon Russell Beale) by Paul Stuart