January 19th 2019 8pm  Antony & Cleopatra  by William Shakespeare  Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.  Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.  Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of  Twelfth Night, Man and Superman  and  The Beaux’ Stratagem.   Show image photograph (Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo) by Jason Bell

January 19th 2019 8pm

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Show image photograph (Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo) by Jason Bell

I'm Not Running  Feb 23rd 8pm  by David Hare   I’m Not Running  is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.  Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.  What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?  Hare was recently described by  The Washington Post  as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes  Pravda  and  Skylight , broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

I'm Not Running

Feb 23rd 8pm

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.