National Theatre Live New 2017 Season

Here is the beginning of National Theatre Live's exciting new 2016 - 2017 Season! See your favorite British actors in some of the top plays on the planet. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production.

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By Peter Shaffer

Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world - and he's determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Show Times
Sun, Feb 19 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Wed, Feb 22 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30




By Bernard Shaw

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.

Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

Show Times
Thu, Feb 16 11:00am     Buy Tickets
Thu, Feb 16 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Feb 18 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Thu, Feb 23 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30




By Henrik Ibsen

"I've no talent for life."

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Show Times
Thu, Mar 9 11:00am     Buy Tickets
Thu, Mar 9 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Mar 12 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Thu, Mar 16 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30



Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion is an uproarious, classic farce.

Twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria, where they are separated. Presuming Sebastian dead, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario, and enters the service of Duke Orsnio.Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

Show Times
Thu, Apr 6 11:00am     Buy Tickets
Thu, Apr 6 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Apr 8 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30



Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Show Times
Thu, Apr 20 11:00am     Buy Tickets
Thu, Apr 20 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Apr 23 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Thu, Apr 27 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Apr 29 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30



Peter Pan

By JM Barrie

All children, except one, grow up…
Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Radio Times

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Sun, Jun 18 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Tue, Jun 20 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Jun 25 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30


By Yaël Farber

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs )

Show Times
Thu, Jun 22 11:00am     Buy Tickets
Thu, Jun 22 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Jun 24 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Thu, Jun 29 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Jul 1 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30


Angels in America

Angels in America

Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Part 2: Perestroika 

By Tony Kushner


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (Being Human, The History Boys).

This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Show Times, Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Thu, Jul 20 11:00am     Buy Tickets
Thu, Jul 20 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Jul 22 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Jul 23 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Wed, Jul 26 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Show Times, Part 2: Perestroika
Thu, Jul 27 11:00am     Buy Tickets
Thu, Jul 27 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Jul 29 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Jul 30 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Wed, Aug 2 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30




By Simon Stone after Federico García Lorca

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.
"Brutal yet ferociously funny" — Metro

"Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca" — The Observer

"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic"  — The Independent

Show Times
Thu, Sep 21 7:30pm     Buy Tickets
Sat, Sep 23 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Oct 1 1:00pm     Buy Tickets
Reserved Seating $30