National Theatre

Falmouth Academy and Woods Hole Public Library are pleased to present King Lear featuring Ian McKellan. 


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s 'extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.*The broadcast at Falmouth Academy is a recording of the show, not a live simulcast.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. 

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door (cash or check only). Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

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