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Broadcast live from the National Theater, the West End and Chichester Festival Theater, National Theatre Live’s brilliant new season features renowned actors from the National, and celebrated leading actors such as Ian McKellen and Ralph Fiennes. Whether attending an evening or matinee performance, you can enjoy world-class entertainment from the comfort of the “best seat in the house” at the Lark!

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The Madness of George III (by Alan Bennett)

Rating: Treat as PG13   Length: 220 Minutes

The Madness of George III

The Madness of George III (by Alan Bennett)

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NEW PRODUCTION
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, ) in the title role.

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


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Antony and Cleopatra (by William Shakespeare)

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra (by William Shakespeare)

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NEW PRODUCTION
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production.

★★★★★
‘Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo dazzle.’
Financial Times

★★★★★
‘Spectacular. Go and see it. You won’t be sorry.’
The Times

★★★★★
‘Riveting. Both a Roman triumph and an Egyptian feast.’
WhatsOnStage

★★★★
‘Not to be missed. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo offer blazing star power.’
Independent

★★★★
‘An epic production filled with passion.’
Guardian

★★★★
‘Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have simmering chemistry.’
Evening Standard

★★★★
‘Slick, stylish and action-packed.’
Time Out

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (by William Shakespeare)

Rating: NR   Length: 150 min

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (by William Shakespeare)

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Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

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I’m Not Running (by David Hare)

I'm Not Running

I’m Not Running (by David Hare)

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Thu, Jan 31 6:30pm Buy Tickets
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NEW PRODUCTION
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.