National Theatre Live

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. We’ve since broadcast more than fourty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres around the world.  Our broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world.  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.

 

Prima Facie 

★★★★ ‘West End debuts don’t come much more astonishing than this’ Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Rest assured, you’re in for something special’ Times
★★★★ ‘An unforgettable moment of theatre’ WhatsOnStage

★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★ Independent

★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Evening Standard

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.
Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.
Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.
A production from Empire Street Productions.

Encore Screenings from Sunday 14 August
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00

 

Straight Crazy Line 

Ralph Fiennes (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (NT Live: Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Screening Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September 2022 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00

 

Jack Absolute Flies Again 

Exclusively in cinemas from October 15

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris — based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals
A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).
After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.
Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

Screening Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October 2022 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00

 

The Seagull

Experience it only in cinemas November 5

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.
A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.
Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).

Screening Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November 2022 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00

 

Much Ado About Nothing

Exclusively in cinemas from December 3

by William Shakespeare — directed by Simon Godwin
Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.
The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.
A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.
Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, filmed live from the National Theatre stage and screening across Australian cinemas from December 3.

Screening Saturday 3 December and Sunday 4 December 2022 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00