King Lear in Cinemas

The first official screening of King Lear: The Film was at London's City Hall on Friday 14 October.   The event was very well attended, having sold out in record time.   There were 150 people there, with attendees from the Mayor's office, and Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Black and Minority Ethnic Communities taking a leading part in the debate following the screening. 

  • The Guardian

    ★★★★ “as close to definitive as can be”

  • The Stage

    ★★★★ " ... outstanding"

  • King Lear: The film screened in two parts with hospitality and refreshments in the interval, followed by a very engaged Q&A with Talawa's Artistic Director, Michael Buffong, and hosted by BBC One’s Michelle Ackerly. 

    The majority of the remaining free screenings took place on the 19th October at cinemas and universities across the country.   There is one screening left - Nottingham on Wednesday 2 November.

  • The Telegraph

    ★★★★ “Don Warrington's King Lear is a heartbreaking tour de force”

  • King Lear: The Film is funded by digital commissioning body The Space with the aim of bringing the impressive production to a wider and more diverse digital and cinema audiences. It’s supported by the British Council as part of their Shakespeare Lives programme, showcasing the best of British contemporary arts to an international audience.

    Over the next twelve months the film will be available via a range of platforms including cinema, TV and digital distribution platforms.

    King Lear: The Film is a Talawa Theatre Company / Royal Exchange Theatre / Saffron Cherry TV production in association with Lion Eyes TV.

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