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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
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10 stars
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7 stars
This show runs straight through with no intermission. It's over with a smidgen before 3:45 with a 2 pm matinee or 9:45 pm for an 8 pm show.
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"King Lear" - National Theatre Live HD Broadcast
15 ratings
4.7 average rating
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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

This was a fast-paced, well designed, brilliantly acted piece. It was extremely moving and very engaging. The space was used well and the venue was comfortable and well appointed.

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22 reviews
21 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

The entire cast put in outstanding performances.

The La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts is an excellent venue--comfortable, cushioned seats, huge screen, great sound system and acoustics.

My faith in humanity was restored when I...continued

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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

It was such a pleasure to view this production-Cast and staging was excellent. I was happy to see the theater so full-fellow theater buffs who admire good acting.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The finest King Lear I have ever seen.” —Daily Telegraph
“London has not seen so moving and intelligent a production of King Lear in years. And, who knows, it may be still more extraordinary in cinematic close-up when screened worldwide as part of National Theatre Live.” —_Variety _


“Who is it that can tell me who I am?”

An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in western literature, *_King Lear_ *explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.

Derek Jacobi’s long and distinguished career includes his Olivier Award-winning performance as Malvolio in Michael Grandage’s production of _Twelfth Night _(Donmar West End) and _A Voyage Round My Father _(Donmar and Wyndham’s Theatre). Jacobi’s other theatre work includes _Don Carlos _(Sheffield Crucible and Gieldgud Theatre), _The Tempest _(Sheffield Crucible and Old Vic) – both directed by Michael Grandage, and _Hollow Crown _(RSC). Renowned for his role as Claudius in I, Claudius, his recent screen credits include _Gosford Park _and _Gladiator.

__King Lear  _marks National Theatre LIve’s second collaboration with another British theatre company, following the highly successful broadcast of Complicite’s A Disappearing Number last year. National Theatre Live brings you the best of British theatre broadcast from London to a world-wide audience via satellite to over 300 venues in 22 countries around the globe.

A season of seven incredible plays and musicals captured live in high-definition and broadcast around the world. The productions are shot in an up-close-and-personal style so you’ll feel like you’re there. Save money on a trip abroad and experience the best of the British stage as we transform our theatre into a state-of-the-art cinema!