National Theatre Live
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.
Screening from 9 April 2016.
Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.
Screening from 14 May 2016
National Theatre Live is an initiative by the National Theatre of Great Britain to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over 1.75 million people have now experienced the work of National Theatre Live in cinemas worldwide.
In addition to the recent record-breaking $1 million Australian cinema box office success of The Audience starring Helen Mirren as The Queen (winner of two 2013 Olivier Awards, including the Best Actress award for Mirren), recent productions include Nicholas Hytner’s production of Othello for Rory Kinnear received the Best Actor Olivier Award in 2014 for Iago, Kenneth Branagh in Macbeth direct from the Manchester International Festival, the National Theatre’s 50 Years on Stage spectacular, Tom Hiddleston’s powerhouse performances in the title role of Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse, and the highly-anticipated captured live in HD experience of The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse.
Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently. In Australia, the plays are captured live in HD, and screened concurrently, where possible, with the London National Theatre season.
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