National Theatre Live New 2017 Season

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Frankenstein (Encore 2014)

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

DATES AND ROLES

Saturday 10/28 - 3:00pm
Benedict Cumberbatch as The Monster

Sunday 10/29 - 3:00pm
Jonny Lee Miller as The Monster

Tuesday 10/31 - 6:00pm
Benedict Cumberbatch as The Monster

Tuesday 10/31 - 8:30pm
Jonny Lee Miller as The Monster
Show Times
 Sat, Oct 28 3:00pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Oct 29 3:00pm     Buy Tickets
Tue, Oct 31 6:00pm     Buy Tickets
Tue, Oct 31 8:30pm     Buy Tickets
Tickets
Not reserved $24
Students $12
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FOLLIES

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie BennettJanie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies girls in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
 
2 hrs, 35 min

Guest Speakers:

Jon Bailey, Conductor, Composer and Teacher 
Guest Speaker for November 16th show

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Jon holds degrees in music from Northwestern, UC Berkeley, and a doctorate from Stanford University. He was dean and professor of music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music prior to teaching in the Yale School of Music where he conducted the Yale Concert Choir, the New Haven Chorale and taught courses in the history of music. Currently Jon is professor emeritus at Pomona College in Claremont, California where for 10 years he was chair of the Music Department and conducted the College’s choral ensembles. He currently teaches two courses each year in such subjects as musical theater, and the history of music -- including a focus on Sondheim. A recipient of two Fulbright research grants, he has traveled and studied in Europe and Australia. Jon has performed as a conductor and composer in Myerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall and Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow and the Glinka Kappella in St. Petersburg.  

 

Bonnie Weiss, M.A. , Theatre Educator and Writer
Guest Speaker for December 2nd show

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A seasoned theatre educator, college instructor and writer, Bonnie has taught “The Genius of Sondheim” at S.F. State, U.C. Berkeley and Santa Clara University. She has also produced six sold-out birthday cabaret tributes to Sondheim and has interviewed him in his home. Bonnie has written feature stories for The Sondheim Review, Theaterweek and Stage Directions Magazine. She has also produced and hosted her own radio show, Front Row Center, been a theatre and film critic on KQED, KALW & KEST radio, and erved as West Coast theatre reviewer for TheaterWeek & Boz magazines. Her popular presentations on the great composers and legendary performers of Broadway have been offered through numerous schools and programs throughout California.

Show Times
Thu, Nov 16 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Nov 25 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Thu, Nov 30 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Dec 2 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
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Reserved Seating $30
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YOUNG MARX

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

The year is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Show Times
Thu, Dec 7 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Dec 10 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
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Reserved Seating $30
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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? 

★★★★ 
"A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted"  
Sunday Times

★★★★ 
"A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable"  
The Independent

★★★★ 
"Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth"  
The Metro

Show Times
Thu, Feb 22 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sun Feb 25 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
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HAMLET — ENCORE

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 (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions
Show Times
Thu, Mar 8 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Mar 11 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
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JULIUS CAESAR

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Show Times
Thu, Mar 22 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Mar 24 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Tickets
Reserved Seating $30
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