The Audience  August 17th 2019  8:00 PM  by Peter Morgan, directed by Stephen Daldry  Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren ( The Queen ), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of  The Audience .  Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.  For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.  From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience

August 17th 2019

8:00 PM

by Peter Morgan, directed by Stephen Daldry

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience.

Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Lehman Trilogy  September 21st 2019  8:00 PM   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.   The Lehman Trilogy  is also playing on-stage at the Piccadilly Theatre in London until 31 August 2019. Click  here  for more information.

The Lehman Trilogy

September 21st 2019

8:00 PM


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.

The Lehman Trilogy is also playing on-stage at the Piccadilly Theatre in London until 31 August 2019. Click here for more information.

One Man, Two Guvnors  October 19th 2019  8:00 PM  by Richard Bean, based on 'The Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding  Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the  The Late Late Show , James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit  One Man, Two Guvnors  returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.  Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.  Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

One Man, Two Guvnors

October 19th 2019

8:00 PM

by Richard Bean, based on 'The Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.