National Theatre Live
NT Live: CYRANO DE BERGERAC
(160) Jamie Lloyd, director
Scottish actor James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane.
National Theatre Live: ALL MY SONS
(165) Jeremy Herrin, director
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (in her first performance on the London stage) ) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).
National Theatre Live: FLEABAG
(100 R) Vicky Jones, director
See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabagis an uncensored look at an unconventional woman living her life out loud. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
National Theatre Live: PRESENT LAUGHTER
(165) UK Matthew Warchus, director
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
National Theatre Live: HANSARD
(100) Simon Godwin, director
See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
NT Live: A Midsummer's Night Dream
(160 PG-13) 2019 UK Nicholas Hytner, director
A highly acclaimed new version of Shakespeare’s best-loved play can be seen at the Bridge Theatre in London through the end of August. But if you find yourself in Connecticut, you can experience the very same production on the big screen at Cinestudio, via National Theatre Live. Watch as The Bridge Theatre becomes a dream world of flying fairies and moonlight revels, where it is Oberon, not Titania who falls in love with the hilariously scene-stealing Bottom.
National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
(180) Nicholas Hytner, director
In a celebration of National Theatre Live's 10th Anniversary of bringing British theatre to cinemas around the world, Cinestudio hosts an encore presentation of one of NTL’s straight out funniest performances. A smash hit where sex, food, money and unadulterated British humor are high on the agenda, it moved from the National Theatre to Broadway and won James Corden (yes, now of The Late, Late, Late Show) a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
National Theatre Live: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
(200) UK Sam Mendes, director
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. Broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
National Theatre Live: HAMLET
(217) 2015 UK Lyndsey Turner, director
Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to Cinestudio to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. 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.
National Theatre Live: SMALL ISLAND
(200) UK Rufus Norris, director
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948. 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.
National Theatre Live: ALL ABOUT EVE
(143) 20109 UK Ivo van Hove, director
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz 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.
National Theatre Live: THE AUDIENCE
(180 G) 2013 UK Stephen Daldry, director
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, the original broadcast returns to iCinestudio 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
National Theatre Live: I'M NOT RUNNING
(180) 2019 UK Neil Armfield, director
The Washington Post recently called David Hare (Plenty, The Absence of War) "the premiere political dramatist writing in English.” His explosive new work, I’m Not Running, will premiere at London’s Lyttelton, National Theatre. Luckily for U.S. fans, it will be shown live in a select group of cinemas, including Cinestudio.
National Theatre Live: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND
(150) 2019 UK Joe Hill-Gibbins, director
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. Timeless as ever, Shakespeare exposes the damage that a weak leader can bring to his court and his subjects, in a visceral portrait of Richard II, King of England.
National Theatre Live: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
(220 min. Including one intermission.) Simon Godwin, director
Broadcast live December 6 from London's National Theatre with an encore screening Sunday December 9, Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) and Sophie Okonedo (Christopher Robin) bring their charisma and acting prowess to Shakespeare's great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
National Theatre Live: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III
(160) Adam Penford, director
In an outstanding fall season of National Theatre Live at Cinestudio, the second play by Alan Bennet to be presented (along with Allelujah!) is an epic, multi- award-winning drama. A new production of The Madness of George III (also a 1991 movie) will be the first-ever live broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
National Theatre Live: ALLELUJAH!
(155 PG-13) 2018 UK Nicholas Hytner, director
Filmed live at London's Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don't miss Alan Bennett's sharply hilarious tribute to Britain's National Health Service! The Beth is an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a small Yorkshire town, that is threatened with closure to cut costs. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward.
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
(130) 2011 UK Danny Boyle, director
Frankenstein returns to Cinestudio to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people around the world. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
National Theatre Live: KING LEAR
(210) 2018 UK Jonathan Munby, director
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent). Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
National Theatre Live: JULIE (Live)
(95) 2018 UK Carrie Cracknell, director
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre. This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
National Theatre Live: YERMA
(100) 2017 UK Simon Stone, director
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.
★★★★★ "An extraordinary theatrical triumph" The Times ★★★★★ "A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic" The Independent ★★★★ "Piper gives a devastatingly powerful performance" The Daily Telegraph
National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeTuesday, Jun 12 7:00 PM
UK Marianne Elliot, directorWATCH NOW
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to selected international cinemas in 2018. Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®.