Bridge Theatre: Julius Caesar

We will be showing Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar live from The Bridge Theatre on Thursday 22nd March at 7.00pm.

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.

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.

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.

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: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

We will be showing Tennessee Williams’  Cat On A Hot Tin Roof  on Tuesday 13th March at 7.00pm.

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is a searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival.

The cast includes Sienna Miller (High-Rise, American Sniper), Jack O’Connell (Money Monster, Skins) and Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, Star Trek), and is directed by Benedict Andrews, known for his smash hit A Streetcar Named Desire which was broadcast through NT Live in 2014.

Produced by the Young Vic following the success of Yerma, this performance was captured live during the show’s limited twelve week run at the Apollo Theatre in the West End

Please note that this performance contains nudity and we anticipate it will be given a BBFC certificate of 15

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

Bridge Theatre: Young Marx

We will be showing Young Marx live from The Bridge Theatre on Thursday 7th December at 7.00pm.

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.

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.

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: Follies – Encore Screening

Due to popular demand we will be showing an encore of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies on Tuesday 21st November at 7.00pm.

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 Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies 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.

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: Follies

We will be showing Stephen Sondheim’s Follies on Thursday 16th November at 7.00pm.

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 Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies 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.

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: Yerma

We will be showing Simon Stone’s Yerma live from The Young Vic on Thursday 31st August at 7.00pm.

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress 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.

You can view the official trailer here.

★★★★★
“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

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: Peter Pan

We will be showing J M Barrie’s Peter Pan on Tuesday 8th August at 7.oopm.

All children, except one, grow up…

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.

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★★★★★
‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Radio Times

Tickets are £10 for adults and £7.50 for children (under 18)

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: Angels In America – Perestroika

We will be showing Tony Kushner’s Angels In America Pt.2 – Perestroika live from The Lyttleton Theatre on Thursday 27th July at 7.00pm.

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 (Silence, 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 (The Pass).

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).

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

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Angels In America – Millennium Approaches

We will be showing Tony Kushner’s Angels In America Pt.1 – Millennium Approaches live from The Lyttleton Theatre on Thursday 20th July at 7.00pm.

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 (Silence, 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 (The Pass).

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).

We will be showing part two, Perestroika on Thursday 27th July.

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

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Salomé

We will be showing Salomé live from The Olivier Theatre on Thursday 22nd June at 7.00pm.

Please be aware that this performance includes nudity and is rated 15

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 )

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: Peter Pan – Encore Screening POSTPONED

Sadly we have to postpone the encore showing of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan on Tuesday 13th June due to a faulty BluRay disc. We will reschedule this event to mid June, date will be announced as soon as possible.

All children, except one, grow up…

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.

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★★★★★
‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Radio Times

Tickets are £10 for adults and £7.50 for children (under 18)

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: Peter Pan

We will be showing J M Barrie’s Peter Pan on Saturday 10th June at 2.00pm. Captured in front of a live audience at The Olivier Theatre.

All children, except one, grow up…

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.

Flying into rehearsals              Go Pro Flying

★★★★★
‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Radio Times

Tickets are £10 for adults and £7.50 for children (under 18)

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: 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: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

We will be showing Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead live from The Old Vic on Thursday 20th April at 7.00pm.

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.

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: Twelfth Night

We will be showing William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night live from the Olivier Theatre on Thursday 6th April at 7.00pm

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. 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 with an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

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 – 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

National Theatre: Amadeus – Encore Screening

Due to popular demand we will be presenting an encore of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus on Tuesday 21st February at 7.00pm

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.

Here is a National Theatre trailer for your enjoyment.

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.

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: Saint Joan

We will be showing Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan live from the Donmar Warehouse on Thursday 16th February at 7.00pm

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.

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: Amadeus

We will be showing Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus live from the National Theatre on Thursday 2nd February at 7.00pm

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.

Here is a National Theatre trailer for your enjoyment.

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.

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: No Man’s Land – Encore Screening

Due to popular demand we will be presenting an encore of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land on Tuesday 17th January at 7.00pm

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in this National Theatre production.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.

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: No Man’s Land

We will be showing Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land live from the Wyndham’s Theatre on Thursday 15th December at 7.00pm

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in this National Theatre Live broadcast.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.

The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

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: The Threepenny Opera

We will be showing Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera live from the National Theatre on Thursday 22nd September at 7.00pm

Mack the Knife is back in town.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

This darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family & Other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

If you are unsure what The Threepenny Opera is all about, have a look at this National Theatre 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: Deep Blue Sea

We will be showing Terence Rattigan’s Deep Blue Sea live from the National Theatre on Thursday 1st September at 7.00pm

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and PeaceThe Musketeersalso features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. 

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. 

With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

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: As You Like It

We will be showing Shakespeare’s As You Like It live from the National Theatre on Thursday 25th February at 7.00pm

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

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: Jane Eyre

We will be showing Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre live from the National Theatre on Tuesday 8th December at 7.00pm.

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

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

Longacre Theatre, Broadway: Of Mice and Men

We will be showing John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men on Thursday 19th November at 7.00pm

The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas.

Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the highly-anticipated screenings of this ‘riveting, powerful production’ (Independent).

This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer).

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

 

Coriolanus

Donmar Warehouse: Coriolanus

CoriolanusWe will be showing Donmar Warehouse’s 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Thursday 24th September 2015. 

Being re-screened by popular demand, this production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge stars Tom Hiddleston (The AvengersWar Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish. Total running time is 3hr. 10min including interval.

Coriolanus – National Theatre

Coriolanus

We will be showing Donmar Warehouse’s 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Thursday 24th September 2015. 

Being re-screened by popular demand, this production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish. Total running time is 2hr. 30min including interval.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

The Beaux’ Stratagem – National Theatre

The_Beaux_Stratagem_poster_notitleWe will be showing The Beaux’ Stratagem live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Thursday 3rd September 2015.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

‘Fresh and assured. This Restoration comedy has japes aplenty. Winning performances from Susannah Fielding and Geoffrey Streatfeild.’
Evening Standard

‘Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun.’
Time Out

‘An English comedy that moves from Restoration mode into a new age, and Simon Godwin and his cast work it beautifully. Samuel Barnett is perfectly cast as Aimwell.’
Financial Times

‘Exhilarating. Simon Godwin’s production maintains a perfect balance between serious comment and exuberant fun.’
Guardian

Doors open at 6.30 – please arrive in time to register and order interval drinks before the performance commences.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

 

Man and Superman – National Theatre

man-and-supermanWe will be showing Man and Superman live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 14th May 2015

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English PatientSchindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets the Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his own.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers – National Theatre

Beautiful Forevers

We will be showing Behind the Beautiful Forevers live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 12th March 2015.

Meera Syal (The KumarsGoodness Gracious MeRafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (BrokenLondon Road).

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

JOHN – National Theatre

JohnWe will be showing JOHN live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Tuesday 9th December 2014. 

* JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered more than 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

A Streetcar Named Desire – National Theatre

streetcarWe will be showing A Streetcar Named Desire live from the Young Vic, London at 7pm on Tuesday 16th September 2014. 

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-FilesThe Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone SurvivorKill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great ExpectationsThree Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Skylight – National Theatre

skylight-smallWe will be showing Skylight live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Thursday 17th July 2014. 

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love ActuallyNotes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn DavisThe Great GatsbyAn Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An EducationOne DayThe Look of Love).

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including PlentyRacing DemonAmy’s View,Pravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hoursand The Reader.

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Medea – National Theatre

MedeaWe will be showing Medea live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 4th September 2014. 

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

War Horse – National Theatre

War HorseWe will be showing National Theatre Live’s broadcast of War Horse live from London’s West End on Thursday 27th February 2014. Two further encore performances will be shown on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th March 2014.

Both the live performance and Sunday 9th dates are already sold out so early booking for the remaining encore is highly recommended.

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.

At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Don’t miss your chance to experience this landmark production.

Any seats that become available for the live performance will be offered to people on our waiting list on a first come first served basis – please contact us if you’d like to be added to this list.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

King Lear – National Theatre

King LearWe will be showing Sam Mendes’ production of King Lear live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 1st May 2014. This performance is sold out and an encore will be screened on Thursday May 8th 2014.

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of AthensCollaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

Running time: 210 minutes (including interval)

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – National Theatre

We will be showing the National Theatre’s 2012 production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 22nd May 2014. This date has now sold out. 

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Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. The play took seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play and returns to cinemas following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Running time: 160 minutes (including interval)

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Frankenstein 1 & 2 – National Theatre

FrankensteinWe will be showing two screenings of National Theatre Live’s 2011 production of Frankenstein on Thursday 30th October and Monday 3rd November 2013. 

The play enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (TrainspottingSlumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation, with Cumberbatch taking the role of Frankenstein in the first presentation on October 31st.

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.

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Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish. Total running time is 2hr. 30min including interval.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Othello – National Theatre

NTLive_Othello_PortraitWe will be showing Othello live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 26th September. Please note that this date is now sold out and an encore screening date will be confirmed nearer the time but likely to be Saturday 28th September. 

The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.

Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guv’nors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

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Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Hamlet – National Theatre

HamletWe will be showing the National Theatre’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet at 7.00pm, Tuesday 22nd October 2013. Please note that this date is now sold out.

The National Theatre opened its doors at its original home in the Old Vic on 22 October 1963 with a production of Hamlet directed by Laurence Olivier and featuring Peter O’Toole in the title role – hence the timing of this encore screening.

Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in The Last of the Haussmans, Burnt by the SunThe Revenger’sTragedyPhilistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).

‘Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now.’ The Times 

‘Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.’ The Guardian

‘A chilling production that demands to be seen.’ The Independent

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Meet the cast of This House

This House cast interviewsThis House cast members, including Charles Edwards, Reece Dinsdale and Vincent Franklin, describe how it feels to be part of such a large ensemble cast, and which of the events depicted in the play they found the most surprising.

This House cast interviews >

Twitter Q&A with James Graham

This House writer James Graham will be answering your questions live on Twitter on Friday 17 May at 1pm (BST). Ask your question using #AskJamesGraham and follow @ntlive.

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