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NT Live: King Lear

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.

3hrs 30mins long
PG Low level violence

Tom Brooke
Stephen Boxer
Stanley Townsend
Simon Russell Beale
Sam Troughton
Sam Mendes
Olivia Vinall
Anna Maxwell Martin