National Theatre Live

 

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (GypsyVera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of ThronesThe Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeFortitudeThe Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way DownJane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

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Thurs (4/5)- 7:00 pm
Sat (4/7)- 10:00 am
Mon (4/9)- 1:00 pm

Running Time 3 hour and 30 minutes

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny OperaPenny DreadfulOthello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth NightGreen Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway.

But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

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Sat (5/19)- 10:00 am
Mon (5/21)- 1:00 pm
Thurs (5/24)- 7:00 pm

Running Time 3 hour and 40 minutes

 

Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish GirlSkyfallHamlet) and Michelle Fairley (FortitudeGame of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of ZThe Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The MissingHangmenThe Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Thurs (6/7)- 7:00 pm
Sat (6/9)- 10:00 am
Mon (6/11)- 1:00 pm

Running Time 3 hours

 

Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Please note this broadcast does not have an interval.

Please note that this performance of Follies includes strobe lighting.

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Thurs (7/5)- 7:00 pm
Sat (7/7)- 10:00 am
Mon (7/9)- 1:00 pm

Running Time 3 hours and 40 minutes

 

Hamlet

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

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Thurs (8/2)- 7:00 pm
Sat (8/4)- 10:00 am
Mon (8/6)- 1:00 pm

Running Time 3 hours and 40 minutes

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Captured live on stage, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will screen in cinemas around the world from 22 February 2018.

Please note that the stage production has an age guidance of 15 and over.

Show image photography Charlie Grey; Production photography Johan Persson

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Thurs (9/20)- 7:00 pm
Sat (9/22)- 10:00 am
Mon (9/24)- 1:00 pm

Running Time 3 hours 

MacBeth

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny OperaLondon Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young MarxOthello) and Anne-Marie Duff (OilSuffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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Thurs (10/4)- 7:00 pm
Sat (10/6)- 10:00 am
Mon (10/8)- 1:00 pm