NT Live: All About Eve - 25 May

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Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.

Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, filmed live for cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz starring Bette Davis, and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.

Approx Runtime: 130 mins

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★★★★ An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson. ~ Financial Times

★★★★ Lily James is excellent. ~ Time Out

★★★★★ Event theatre done with tremendous panache. ~ Daily Mail

NT Live: All My Sons - 15 Jun

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Filmed live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

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★★★★ An extraordinary evening of theatre. ~ Times

★★★★ Sally Field and Bill Pullman deliver a Miller for our times. ~ Guardian

★★★★ Stunning performances from Sally Field and Bill Pullman. ~ The Stage

NT Live: The Audience - 20 Jul

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Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

★★★★★ Wholly tremendous. ~ Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ Funny and truthful. I loved every minute. ~ The Times

★★★★ Helen Mirren dazzles again as Queen. ~ Metro

★★★★ Helen Mirren, brilliantly reprising her Oscar-winning role. ~ The Independent

NT Live: Small Island - 3 Aug

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Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.

Approx Runtime: 170 mins inc. intermission

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★★★★★ One of the most important plays of the year. ~ Guardian

★★★★★ A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel. ~ Observer

★★★★★ Rufus Norris’s effortlessly enjoyable production is everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today. ~ Metro

★★★★ Breathtaking. An all-encompassing and absorbing production. ~ WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances. ~ Daily Telegraph