King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Playing until 2 July

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King Lear with Simon Russell-Beale

King Lear

Final performances now on sale. Ends 2 July. Good availability this week.

Schools and Colleges: Some school and college rate tickets still available. Call the Group booking line on 020 7452 3010 for details.

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.

National Theatre Live
Encore screenings of King Lear are taking place in cinemas around the world this month. For more details visit

Photo (Simon Russell Beale) by Paul Stuart

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