King Lear is one of the grandest roles in Shakespeare, and one that demands an actor of statue to play it. So luckily, this version, premiered last year at the Chichester Festival Theatre, has Ian McKellen in the title role. McKellen has played Lear before, but has said that this production will likely be his last big Shakespeare part. So you can catch one of our time’s greatest Shakespeare actors take what may be his final bow in the Bard’s world when Bio Rio show a live broadcast from the National Theatre in London in October.
King Lear, Bio Rio, Oct 1