- Directed by: Michael Engler
- Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith
A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants.
Fri 13 Sep
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Thu 19 Sep
- Directed by: Andy Muschietti
- Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, Bill Hader
The Loser's Club are now adults but the creepy clown is back in the second half of the adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
Fri 6 Sep
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Thu 12 Sep
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Andrés Muschietti
- Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer
A group of kids discovers that their town is haunted by an evil shape-shifting clown (Skarsgård). Well-crafted and properly creepy, with a sinister turn from Skarsgård as the dribbling Pennywise and Lillis superb as the gang’s only female member, it lays down solid groundwork for the planned second instalment.
Thu 5 Sep
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of *A Midsummer Night’s Dream *will build on the success of his immersive staging of *Julius Caesar *(NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.
Thu 17 Oct
Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates.
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
"…the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport."
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.
Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
Thu 7 Nov
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter, filmed live in front of an audience.
"A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection…"
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Thu 28 Nov
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden
English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.
Thu 26 Sep
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Thu 16 Jan
From The Royal Ballets classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipas Raymonda Act IIIis Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashtons Enigma Variationsis quintessentially British in every way - from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashtons signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillans fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballets heritage.This is a recording of the live broadcast on 5th November.CONCERTOChoreography: Kenneth MacMillanMusic: Dmitry ShostakovichDesigner: Jrgen RoseLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinENIGMA VARIATIONSChoreography: Frederick AshtonMusic: Edward ElgarDesigner: Julia Trevelyan OmanLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinRAYMONDA ACT IIIChoreography: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius PetipaProduction: Rudolf NureyevMusic: Alexander GlazunovDesigner: Barry KayLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinOrchestra of the Royal Opera HouseRun time: 3 hours (tbc)
Tue 5 Nov
Ninette de Valois' charming story about love, mischief and mechanical dolls. Screened live to cinemas.
Tue 10 Dec
- 3h 25min
- Directed by: Kasper Holten
Join the Royal Opera House for Mozart's Don Giovanni screened live and in high definition, directed by Kasper Holten.
Tue 8 Oct
New production of Donizetti's domestic comedy drama with Bryn Terfel.
Thu 24 Oct
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