King Lear - NT

13 October only
Screened at Spotlight Theatre
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King Lear - National Theatre

Spotlight Theatre

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom amoung his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him.

When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favour, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters.

But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him.

In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favours his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.