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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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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
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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.

★★★★★
“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)

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
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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.

‘One of the most important plays of the year. Superb production. Outstanding performances. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre.’
Guardian

★★★★★
‘Exceptional performances. A gripping state-of-the-nation epic.’
Daily Telegraph

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‘Extraordinary. A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel. ‘
Observer

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‘Rufus Norris’s effortlessly enjoyable production is everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today.’
Metro

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‘Lavish and moving stage adaptation of the late Andrea Levy’s great novel about the Windrush generation.’
Time Out

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‘Staged with its warmth and poignancy. Rufus Norris balances moments of fragile intimacy and scenes of sweeping breadth.’
Evening Standard

★★★★
‘A gripping story of the Windrush generation. The acting is superb. A vital production.’
The Times

‘Breathtaking. An all-encompassing and absorbing production. A play for today.
WhatsOnStage

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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
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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

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The Lehman Trilogy

Rating: PG-13  

The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy

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Thu, Jul 25, (Reserved Seating) 6:30pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Jul 27, (Reserved Seating) 1:00pm Buy Tickets
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NEW PRODUCTION!

Written by Stefano Massini, Adapted by Ben Power
Directed by Sam Mendes

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.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet)and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10thBirthday season.

“What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass”
— The Guardian

Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs”
— The Times

 “Spectacular saga magnificently performed”
— The Stage