Blog Archive

  • New NT Live shows

    New NT Live shows

    Thurs 15 Dec at 7pm No Man’s Land Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at [...]

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  • NT Live Now Booking

    NT Live Now Booking

    NT Live Thursday 12 June at 7pm A Small Family Business By Alan Ayckbourn Run time 210 mins A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, [...]

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  • Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach

    Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach

    Thursday 5 September at 7.30pm Experience Benjamin Britten’s incomparable opera from the actual beach it was set on. Click here for details

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  • Screen One: On Landguard Point (PG)

    Screen One: On Landguard Point (PG)

    Screen One: On Landguard Point (PG) Screening on Thursday June 21 at 7.30pm Presented by: Pacitti Company Director: Robert Pacitti Original music by: Michael Nyman Supporter: On Landguard Point is East of England’s contribution to Artists taking the lead, a major project at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council [...]

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  • NT Live: 2016 – 17 Season

    NT Live: 2016 – 17 Season

    Thurs 2 Feb at 7pm Amadeus Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones) 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 [...]

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  • NT Live – Frankenstein (15)

    NT Live – Frankenstein (15)

    NT Live – Frankenstein (15) Thursday 26 July at 7pm A new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley Performance Running Time: 2 hours (no interval) Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the [...]

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  • We Are What We Are

    We Are What We Are

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Confusion reigns over the future of the British film industry. So what’s new? Culture minister Ed Vaizey has announced that the British Film Institute has been given the responsibility for financing or rather helping to finance British movies. He’s even given them more money to [...]

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  • Tearing Up The Formula

    Tearing Up The Formula

    As Hollywood demonstrates every week, romantic comedies are not easy films to get right. The problem is that because mainstream American movies have become increasingly formulaic, the romantic comedy has become increased tainted. Romantic comedies are easy to deride but every now and then a film comes along which makes us stop and re-evaluate this [...]

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  • Imagine a world with movies for all

    Imagine a world with movies for all

    I have to admit that these days I find life more than a little confusing. At a time when headline acts at Rock Festivals are getting older – Tom Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Neil Young… even Damon Alban and Blur are no longer spring chickens – why is it that the average age of the [...]

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  • What now for the future of British film?

    What now for the future of British film?

    And, so the end is near, we await the final curtain…the abolition UK Film Council has not been one of the better decisions of the new coalition government. We understand their desire to get rid of wasteful quangos, expensive committees that sit around, talk for weeks on end, occupy expensive office space and achieve precious [...]

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