Free showing of King Lear film

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A free screening of the film King Lear will take place in Birstall later this month, as part of Black History Month.

Birstall Showcase Cinema will stage the screening on Wednesday, October 19 at midday.

King Lear is a stage-to-screen film of Michael Buffong’s highly-acclaimed theatre production of King Lear, captured during its run at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, where it was co-produced by the Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company.

The production stars award-winning actor Don Warrington, best known for his roles in Rising Damp and Death in Paradise, who was highly praised for his brutal and powerful portrayal of King Lear, which resonates particularly as the UK’s awareness of the impact of Dementia on family bonds and decision-making grows.

The film has already seen support from Dementia UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Lewy Body Society.

To register for free tickets for the showing, visit bit.ly/2dNUAF4.