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National Theatre: Obsession

Date

Thu. 11 May, 2017

Time

19:00 - 21:00

Cost

£10

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