National Theatre Live – Season Four (2012-2013)
National Theatre Live (NT Live) is a successful initiative to capture live performances from the National Theatre of London’s stages and screen in cinemas worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over 750,000 people have now experienced the National’s work on movie screens worldwide.
In addition to Mirren’s unforgettable performance as Phédre, NT Live audiences around the globe have been treated to Rory Kinnear’s acclaimed performance as Hamlet, Jonny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch’s Best Actor Olivier award winning performances as Frankenstein & the Creature, James Corden’s Tony-winning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors and many more.
Season four titles include the stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, new play The Last of the Haussmans starring Julie Walters, and Simon Russell Beale in William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently. All listings for Australian cinemas are available at www.ntlive.info. These performances will captured live from the National Theatre in London. Additional titles for 2013 will be announced soon.
Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-wnning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time. Starring Niamh Cusack and Una Stubbs and directed by Marianne Elliot (War Horse).
Screening Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October
Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her children in this eagerly-anticipated new play: a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that’s losing its grip. Written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Howard Davies.
Screening Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. Directed by Nicholas Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors).
Screening Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November