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National Theatre Live exclusive trailer: Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale’s ‘King Lear’ in action

Posted at 3:30 pm, February 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

King Lear

‘Skyfall’ director Sam Mendes’s superb, towering National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘King Lear’ starring the inimitable Simon Russell Beale scored glowing reviews when it opened at the end of January (including one from Time Out). That’s surely helped make tickets pretty hard to come by: up to May 28 there are only a handful of day tickets and the slim chance you might get returns. But fear not! On May 1 the NT will screen the production live to cinemas across London, the UK and the world and there are loads of tickets to that.

Read our review of ‘King Lear’.

Check out the exclusive trailer below for a glimpse of what to expect:

 

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