NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
NT LIVE: ALL MY SONS
Coming November 14th 2019 – FINISHED
Run time: Estimated 165 minutes
Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
★★★★★ “A thrill to watch.” Telegraph
★★★★★ “Upright and watchful, Pullman is astonishing.” What’sOnStage
Starring: Sally Field, Bill Pullman
NT LIVE: SMALL ISLAND
Coming December 12th 2019
Run time: Estimated 170 minutes
The five-star National Theatre production! Andrea Levy’s epic story explores the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK, following the intertwining stories of three characters through the Second World War, arrival in the UK on the HMT Empire Windrush, and life in post-war Britain.
★★★★★ “One of the most important plays of the year. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre.” The Guardian
★★★★★ “Exceptional performances. A gripping state-of-the-nation epic.” Daily Telegraph
Starring: Andrew Rothney, Leah Harvey, Jacqueline Boatswain
NT LIVE: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
Coming February 13th 2020
Run time: Estimated 240 minutes
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 (American Beauty, 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.
★★★★★ “Astonishing…an acting masterclass” The Guardian
★★★★★ “Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs” The Times
Starring: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles
NT LIVE: FLEABAG
Coming March 5th 2020
Run time: Estimated 80 minutes
Fleabag is the hilarious, award-winning, original one-woman play that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series, written and performed on-stage by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. In just 67-minutes, audiences can expect a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
★★★★★ “Filthy, funny, snarky and touching.” Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “Witty, filthy and supreme.” The Guardian
Starring: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
NT LIVE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Coming March 19th 2020
Run time: Estimated 180 minutes
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.
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.
★★★★★ “Five stars might not be enough.” Observer
★★★★★ “Funny, sexy and romantic…the sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile.” Evening Standard
Starring: Phoebe Waller-Bridge