Screening of the award-winning Broadway musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin.
Tue 7 May
Legendary annual Maastricht concert which features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.
Sat 27 Jul
- 2h 8min
- Directed by: John Huston
- Cast: Albert Finney, Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry.
Feelgood musical schmaltz courtesy of the orphaned red-head (Quinn) who sings her way into the heart of hard-nosed businessman Daddy Warbucks (Finney). Burnett was born to play evil orphanage boss Miss Hannigan and Curry exudes just the right amount of slime as her money-grabbing brother.
Wed 1 May
- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Emile Ardolino
- Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
- Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes
The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of women all gooey.
Wed 15 May
- Directed by: Chris Hughes
A total of 69 lots from The Hacienda nightclub were sold at auction, after it closed its doors for the last time in 1997. This film explores what happened to the bricks, toilets and dancefloor from this famous club.
Fri 17 May
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Alan Parker
- Cast: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail
Parker's genuine epic, based on the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, boasts huge crowd scenes (up to 40,000 extras, according to sources) and stars on top form. The film belongs very much to Madonna in a gift of a role, which follows the rags-to-riches life of Eva Peron from poverty to her place in the hearts of a nation. It's narrated in song by sardonic revolutionary Che Guevara (Banderas), but once the audience becomes accustomed to the style, the sheer scale of the movie should take effect.
Wed 8 May
- 1h 29min
- Directed by: John McDermott
Experience Jimi Hendrix's historic July 4, 1970 performance.
Wed 22 May
Interview with the Handmaid's Tale author, Margaret Atwood, screened live from London.
Tue 10 Sep
- Directed by: Ross MacGibbon
- Cast: Richard Winsor, Dominic North, Nina Goldman
Matthew Bourne's contemporary all-male reinterpretation of the classic ballet.
Tue 21 May
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
- Written by: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
- Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo, Jacek Koman, Caroline O'Connor
Luhrmann's celebration of Montmartre is a delirious jukebox musical, mashing up Labelle with Nirvana and generally playing out like La traviata on steroids. Gloriously extravagant if you're in the mood, possibly overheated if you're not, it's a suitably over-the-top climax to its director's Red Curtain trilogy.
Thu 23 May
The National Theatre production of Arthur Miller's great play, starring Sally Field, Bill Pullman and Jenna Coleman.
Tue 14 May
by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
Thu 25 Jul
Live screening of the National Theatre's adaption of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.
Thu 27 Jun
Live screening of Northern Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada's dance interpretation of Queen Victoria's diaries.
Tue 25 Jun
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden
James Corden returns to the National Theatre for Richard Bean's English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.
Thu 26 Sep
- UK / USA
- 2h 20min
- Directed by: Ron Howard
A celebration of the life and times of the beloved opera singer who sold over 100 million records.
Sat 13 Jul
- UK / US
- Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
- Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
A biopic of the Rocketman himself, Elton John.
Tue 21 May
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There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.
Tue 30 Apr
Broadcast of Gounod's most popular opera in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Tue 30 Apr
Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score and performed by the Royal Ballet.
Tue 11 Jun
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in revivals of works by Wheeldon and Pite and a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Thu 16 May
Live screening of Shakespeare's comedy, which has been reimagined into a matriarchy by director Justin Audibert.
Wed 5 Jun
RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran's new production of Shakespeare's play set in Vienna. Live to the big screen.
Wed 31 Jul
A live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.
Thu 20 Jun
- 1h 36min
- Directed by: Charlie Curran
A look into the life of 90s photographer and youth culture icon, Davide Sorrenti.
Sat 25 May
Live broadcast of one night of Take That's Greatest Hits tour.
Sat 8 Jun
- 1h 33min
- Directed by: Max Minghella
- Cast: Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe
A shy American teen in small-town USA enters a singing contest that will offer escapism and put her talent to the test.
Mon 20 May
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