National Theatre Live
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 it began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren, over a million people have now experienced the a National Theatre Live screening in cinemas worldwide.
In addition to Mirren’s unforgettable performance as Phèdre, 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.
2012 and 2013 productions include the stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, new play The Last of the Haussmans with Julie Walters, Simon Russell Beale in William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, and Arthur Wing Pinero’s Victorian farce The Magistrate starring John Lithgow.
Upcoming productions include People, a new play by Alan Bennett starring Frances de la Tour and directed by Nicholas Hytner, This House, described as Britain’s answer to The West Wing, and THE AUDIENCE starring Helen Mirren reprising her Academy-Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II.
Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently.
These performances will captured live from the National Theatre in London.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proudly supported by Aviva.
Frances de la Tour takes the part of Dorothy in her third new play by Alan Bennett at the National following The History Boys and The Habit of Art. She is joined by Selina Cadell and Linda Bassett.
Screening Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April
Set in 1974, in the engine rooms of Westminster, This House, a new play by James Graham, strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes.
Screening Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, captured live in HD from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live. Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Reader).
Screening from July 5
Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-wnning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time by playwright Simon Stephens. Starring Niamh Cusack and Una Stubbs and directed by Marianne Elliot (War Horse).
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 (The Cherry Orchard).
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in William Shakespeare’s strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. Directed by Nicholas Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors).
Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, 3rd Rock from the Sun) takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader.
Cinema Nova – Carlton
Palace Brighton Bay
Sun Theatre – Yarraville
Her Majesty’s Theatre – Ballarat
Sun Theatre – Bairnsdale
The Memo – Healesville
Upper Yarra Arts Centre – Warburton
Dendy Opera Quays – Sydney
Hayden Orpheum – Cremorne
Chauvel Cinemas – Paddington
Riverside Theatres – Parramatta
Palace Byron Bay
Empire Cinemas – Bowral
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Belgrave Cinemas – Armidale
Cinemax – Kingscliff
Greater Union Newcastle
Arcadia Twin – Ulladulla
Mount Vic Flicks
Palace Centro – Fortitude Valley
Dendy Portside – Hamilton
Noosa 5 Cinemas
Palace Nova Eastend – Adelaide
Luna Cinemas – Leederville
Luna on SX – Fremantle
MONA Museum of Old & New Art – Hobart