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National Theatre Live Season 2022-23

The Best of British Theatre
Recorded Live On Stage in London

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Straight Line Crazy

Rating: NR   Released: 2022  Length: 3hrs

Straight Line Crazy

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NEW PRODUCTION
By David Hare

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Captured Live from the Bridge Theatre in London.

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

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★★★★★
‘Dramatically gripping and politically thoughtful’
‘Fiennes heads an electrifying cast’
– The Guardian

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‘Stirring, engrossing stuff smoothly directed by Nicholas Hytner’
– WhatsOnStage

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‘Ralph Fiennes excels in David Hare’s new play’
– Broadway World

★★★★
‘Nicholas Hytner’s production is brisk and energetic’
– Daily Mail

★★★★
‘Ralph Fiennes is firing on all cylinders in David Hare’s new play’
– Observer

‘Ralph Fiennes is magnetic’
– Time Out

‘Polished, witty, impeccably researched work’
– Evening Standard

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Jack Absolute Flies Again

Rating: PG-13   Released: 2022  Length: 3hrs

Jack Absolute Flies Again

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NEW PRODUCTION
Directed by Emily Burns

By Richard Bean and Oliver Chris based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors

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Frankenstein – Cumberbatch as “Creature”

Rating: For Mature Audiences   Length: 140 Minutes

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Frankenstein – Cumberbatch as “Creature”

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Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (TrainspottingSlumdog MillionaireSteve Jobs),  this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s ElementaryTrainspotting) 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 over half a million people in cinemas around the world.

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Frankenstein – Miller as “Creature”

Rating: For Mature Audiences   Length: 140 Minutes

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Frankenstein – Miller as “Creature”

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Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (TrainspottingSlumdog MillionaireSteve Jobs),  this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s ElementaryTrainspotting) 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 over half a million people in cinemas around the world.

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The Seagull

Released: 2022  Length: 2hrs 30min

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The Seagull

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NEW PRODUCTION
By Anton Chekhov, in a version by Anya Reiss
Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.

A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).

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Much Ado About Nothing

Rating: PG-13   Released: 2022  Length: 3hrs

Much Ado About Nothing

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NEW PRODUCTION
Directed by Simon Godwin

By William Shakespeare

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.

A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.

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The Crucible

The Crucible

The Crucible

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By Arthur Miler
Directed by Lyndsey Turner

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).

Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power.  As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

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Othello

Othello

Othello

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Clint Dyer

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.