King Lear on Amazon Prime, DVD and Digital Theatre

The epic production of King Lear: The Film, starring Don Warrington and Alfred Enoch, is available to stream on Amazon Prime, by DVD, and also to view via Digital Theatre.

  • The Guardian

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

  • The Telegraph

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

  • Filmed at the Royal Exchange Theatre in May 2016 and released as a film in July 2016, the original stage production of King Lear played to sell out theatre crowds during its stellar run. 

    The original stage production was directed by Michael Buffong (A Raisin in the Sun, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, All My Sons, Guys And Dolls) and was a co-production between Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, in association with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

    King Lear: The Film was 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 was also supported by the British Council as part of their Shakespeare Lives programme, showcasing the best of British contemporary arts to an international audience.

    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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  • The Times

    ★★★★ " ... a significant production"

  • Financial Times

    ★★★★ " ... illuminating collective portrait"

  • The Observer

    ★★★★ "Don Warrington's flummoxed King is a Lear to savour"

  • The Stage

    ★★★★ " ... outstanding"

  • Manchester Evening News

    ★★★★ " ... a lavish spectacle ... it romps"

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