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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.
Audio-described performance on Saturday 17 May at 2pm. This is preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30pm.
National Theatre Live
King Lear will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on 1 May 2014. For more details visit ntlive.com
Tickets are now on sale for the performance at the National.
Photo (Simon Russell Beale) by Paul Stuart