National’s Lear on screen

King Lear by William Shakespeare at The National Theatre 'Director Sam Mendes SUS-140423-114536001

King Lear by William Shakespeare at The National Theatre 'Director Sam Mendes SUS-140423-114536001

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National Theatre Live Screening Season comes back to De La Warr Pavilion on 1 May with one of Shakespeare’s best known and most studied plays King Lear.

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

King Lear has already sold out at the National Theatre and this will be perfect opportunity to see it live on a big screen, right on your doorstep.

Thu 1 May 7pm

Tickets £12 Box Office 01424229111 www.dlwp.com