The Tragedy of King Richard the Second  April 20th 2019  8:00pm  by William Shakespeare  Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.  This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include  Little Revolution  at the Almeida and  Absolute Hell  at the National Theatre.  Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.   Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of  Timon of Athens  and  King Lear , and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of  The Lehman Trilogy .

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

April 20th 2019

8:00pm

by William Shakespeare

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

All About Eve  May 18th 2019  8:00pm  by Joseph L Mankiewicz. Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove  Gillian Anderson ( X-Files,  NT Live:  A Streetcar Named Desire ) and Lily James ( Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ) lead in  All About Eve , broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.   All About Eve  tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?  Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove ( Network , NT Live:  A View from the Bridge ), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.  Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

All About Eve

May 18th 2019

8:00pm

by Joseph L Mankiewicz. Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

All My Sons  Jun 15th 2019  8:00pm  by Arthur Miller, directed by Jeremy Herrin  Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, 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.  Jeremy Herrin (NT Live:  This House ) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman ( Victoria ), and Colin Morgan ( Merlin ) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.

All My Sons

Jun 15th 2019

8:00pm

by Arthur Miller, directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, 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.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.