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William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR comes to MTG Century Theatre

23 May 2014

William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR comes to the MTG Century Theatre

In association with National Theatre Live, MTG Hawke’s Bay will be screening a limited season of the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of King Lear from 14 – 21 June at the MTG Century Theatre.

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct long-time collaborator Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

UK critics have praised this new production with The Guardian proclaiming “Simon Russell Beale is magnetic. An exceptional production,” while Time Out describes the cast as “…beyond superlative. A literally awe-inspiring production.”

Tickets are on sale from Monday 26 May.

Screening Times
Saturday 14 June at 6pm
Sunday 15 June at 2.30pm
Thursday 19 June at 2.30 pm
Friday 20 June at 6pm
Saturday 21 June at

MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier, p (06) 833 9935, e

Adult $25.00
Concession (Senior/Child 14 years and under) $20.00

Tickets can be purchased from the MTG Theatre Box Office.
To purchase your tickets online or by telephone contact Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538).
Please note service fees apply for ticket purchases made online and by phone.


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