King Lear Tickets Ian McKellen
After a sold-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby’s critically-acclaimed production of King Lear transfers to the West End, starring Ian McKellen in the legendary title role. Running for a strictly limited 100 performances at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, the moving and epic drama sees half of the Stalls seats removed for a more intimate show.
Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy, King Lear is the harrowing story of two fathers who reject the children who truly love them, as greed and blindness take over. Treachery becomes rife between Lear’s remaining daughters, whose brutal ambition plunges the entire family into a violent civil war, with fatal consequences.