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National Theatre Live

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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I’m Not Running (by David Hare)

I'm Not Running

I’m Not Running (by David Hare)

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Thu, Mar 28, (General Adm.) 6:30pm Buy Tickets
General Admission $24
Student (18 and under) $12
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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.

“David Hare’s labour play hits political bullseyes…” – Guardian


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All About Eve (by Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

All About Eve (by Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

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Thu, Apr 11, (Reserved Seating) 6:30pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Apr 13, (Reserved Seating) 1:00pm Buy Tickets
Thu, Apr 18 6:30pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Apr 20 1:00pm Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30
Student (18 and under) $12
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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.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is 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. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

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“Lily James is excellent and Gillian Anderson is incredible in one of those ‘I was there’ moments.”
— Time Out

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“This is event theatre done with tremendous panache.”
–Daily Mail

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“An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson”
–Financial Times

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“Gillian Anderson is arresting in Van Hove’s emphatically successful update of classic film”
–Independent

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“Anderson’s arresting performance combines irresistible allure and drop-dead wit.”
–Independent

★★★★
“Lily James is excellent at portraying the self-loathing and discontent that drives Eve”
–Time Out

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The Audience

The Audience

The Audience

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Thu, Jun 13, (General Seating) 6:30pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Jun 15, (General Seating) 1:00pm Buy Tickets
General Seating $30
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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 in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas 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. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

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“Wholly tremendous.”
— Daily Telegraph

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“Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute.”
–Financial Times

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“Helen Mirren makes The Audience a right-royal night out.”
–Independent

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“Helen Mirren dazzles again as Queen.”
–Metro

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Small Island (by Andrea Levy)

National Theatre Live: Small Island

Small Island (by Andrea Levy)

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Thu, Jun 27, (Reserved Seating) 6:30pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Jun 29, (Reserved Seating) 1:00pm Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30
Student (18 and under) $12
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Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush  docked at Tilbury, England.

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.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.

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Hamlet

Hamlet

Hamlet

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Thu, Jul 11, (General Seating) 6:30pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Jul 13, (General Seating) 1:00pm Buy Tickets
General Seating $30
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Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

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. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

“One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.”
–Time Out

“This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas for a new generation.”
–Variety

“Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.”
–Daily Telegraph