National Theatre Live

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

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.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $22.00

 

 

Obsession

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, captured live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.
Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

'Jude Law smoulders' - The Daily Telegraph 

'Jude Law broods compellingly in Ivo van Hove's production' - Financial Times 

'A Stylish stage version of Luchino Visconti's film' - Guardian 

Screening Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July 2017 at 1.00pm

 

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf 

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (GypsyVera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of ThronesThe Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeThe Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way DownJane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, captured live for cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.  In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
 

★★★★★ 5 Stars “Exquisite.“ - Evening Standard    ★★★★★ 5 Stars “Flawless.“ - Daily Telegraph   ★★★★★ 5 Stars “Intoxicatingly good.” - Financial Times

★★★★★ 5 Stars “One of the greatest feats of acting I have witnessed.” - Independent       ★★★★★ 5 Stars “Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.” - Metro

★★★★★ 5 Stars “Imelda Staunton at her magnificent best.” - Guardian

Screening Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 August 2017 at 1.00pm


 

Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Screening Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September 2017 at 1.00pm

 

Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Screening Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September 2017 at 1.00pm

 

Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Screening Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October 2017 at 1.00pm

 

Salome

The story has been told before, but never like this.

An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.  This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.

‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs)

Screening Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 November 2017 at 1.00pm

 

Peter Pan

★★★★★ ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’ Radio Times

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas.  When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Screening Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017 at 1.00pm