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National Theatre Live

THE BEST OF BRITISH CINEMA NOW SCREENING AT STAR THEATRE

National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to our screen.

With state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, National Theatre Live brings you each performance as it happens, in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage.

This is theatre for everyone.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY  | 12:15pm Sunday 1st September | TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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.

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

 

★★★★★ 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

FLEABAG | Sunday 13th August | TICKETS ON SALE NOW

★★★★★
‘Witty, filthy and supreme.’ Guardian

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, filmed live for cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), filmed live from London and heading soon to a cinema near you!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM  | From Nov 9

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

★★★★★ Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen. ~ Metro

★★★★★ The sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile. ~ Evening Standard

★★★★★ Deserves to be talked about for years to come. ~ Daily Telegraph

★★★★ Spectacular. Christie’s Titania calls the shots. ~ The Times

HANSARD | FROM DEC 7

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

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.

PRESENT LAUGHTER | FROM FEB 1, 2020

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, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.