From the Live Stage to the Screen
The National Theatre of Great Britain
announces the fourth season of National Theatre Live.
The National Theatre is delighted to present the fourth season of National Theatre Live (NT Live), a successful initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren, over 750,000 people have now experienced the National's work on movie screens worldwide.
In addition to Mirren's unforgettable performance as Phèdre, NT Live audiences around the globe have been treated to Rory Kinnear's acclaimed performance as Hamlet, Jonny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch's Best Actor Olivier award winning performances as Frankenstein & the Creature, James Corden's Tony-winning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors and many more.
These live performances will be broadcast from the National Theatre in London. Additional titles for 2013 will be announced soon.
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast as part of National Theatre Live.
For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses.
The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.
The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.
The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
June 29 – Encore
June 30 – Encore
July 3 – Encore