Giselle - August 18th   8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)      When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.  Music: Adolphe Adam Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht)  Captured live on October 11, 2015.

Giselle - August 18th

8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)

 

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht)

Captured live on October 11, 2015.

 Julie - September 15th   8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)   by Polly Stenham, after Strindberg  Vanessa Kirby ( The Crown,  NT Live:  A Streetcar Named Desire ) and Eric Kofi Abrefa ( The Amen Corner ) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live:  The Deep Blue Sea ) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.  Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.  This new version of August Strindberg’s play  Miss Julie , written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.  Photography (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz  This broadcast has a BBFC As Live rating of 15.   Please note that  Julie  will contain strobe lighting.

Julie - September 15th

8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)

by Polly Stenham, after Strindberg

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Photography (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz

This broadcast has a BBFC As Live rating of 15. 

Please note that Julie will contain strobe lighting.

 Frankenstein - October 27th 2018   8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)   by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley   Frankenstein  returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.  Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.  Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle ( Trainspotting ,  Slumdog Millionaire ),  Frankenstein  features Benedict Cumberbatch ( Hamlet , BBC’s  Sherlock ) and Jonny Lee Miller ( Elementary ,  Trainspotting ) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.  Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.  Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.  Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson Production photographs by Catherine Ashmore

Frankenstein - October 27th 2018

8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)

by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.

Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (ElementaryTrainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.

Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson
Production photographs by Catherine Ashmore