National Theatre: All About Eve

We will be showing  All About Eve live from the Noël Coward Theatre on Thursday 11th April at 7.00pm.

Starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again)

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 (Network, 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.

You can watch the official trailer here

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

Daily Mail ★★★★ This is event theatre done with tremendous panache.

Financial Times ★★★★ An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson.

Independent ★★★★ Gillian Anderson is arresting in Van Hove’s emphatically successful update of classic film.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register. Please note, there is no interval in this performance.

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Obsession

We will be showing Obsession live from The Barbican Theatre on Thursday 11th May at 7.00pm.

Please note that Obsession is rated 15 due to its adult themes and brief nudity.

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film, Ossessione. The film itself was an adaptation of James M. Cain’s classic novel The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

View the official trailer here.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Hedda Gabler – Encore Screening

Due to popular demand we will be presenting an encore of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler on Tuesday 21st March at 7.00pm

“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).

Trailer

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Hedda Gabler

We will be showing Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler live from the Lyttelton Theatre on Thursday 9th March at 7.00pm

“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).

Trailer

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

A View From The Bridge

Our next theatre broadcast is on Thursday, 18th May at 7.30pm.

We still have some seats left for the encore showing of arguably last year’s most dramatic broadcast.

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This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

 

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Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

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“Magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold”
Evening Standard

★★★★★
“Emotionally devastating. Unforgettable”
Independent 

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★★★★★
“Grips like a thriller”
The Mail on Sunday

★★★★★
“It has an ominous beauty and the force of a greek tragedy”
The Sunday Times 

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★★★★★
“One of the most powerful p
roductions of a Miller play I have ever seen”
Daily Telegraph  

★★★★★
“Outstanding”
The
Times

 

Tickets are £10 and details of how to book are here.