Fourth Season of National Theatre Live Screenings

Fourth Season of National Theatre Live Screenings

Sharmill Films and The National Theatre of Great Britain have announced the fourth season of National Theatre Live (NT Live), a successful initiative to capture live performances from the National’s stages and screen in cinemas worldwide.

Season four titles include the stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, new play The Last of the Haussmans starring Julie Walters, and Simon Russell Beale in William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.

These performances are captured live from the National Theatre in London and screened concurrently with the UK seasons. Additional titles for 2013 will be announced soon.

Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over 750,000 people have now experienced the National’s work on movie screens worldwide.

In addition to Mirren’s performance as Phédre, NT Live audiences around the globe have seen Rory Kinnear’s Hamlet, Jonny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch’s Best Actor Olivier award winning performances as Frankenstein & the Creature, James Corden’s Tony-winning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors and many more.


Screening dates: Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October 2012*

Mark Haddon’s beloved and award winning novelThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens.  Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this richly theatrical exploration of Haddon’s touching and bleakly humorous story.  The cast includes Niamh Cusack, Nick Sidi, Una Stubbs, Luke Treadaway, Nicola Walker.



Screening dates: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October 2012*

Stephen Beresford’s new play The Last of the Haussmans, directed by Howard Davies, examines the fate of the 1960s revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that’s losing its grip. The cast includes Rory Kinnear, Matthew Marsh, Helen McCrory and Julie Walters. 




Screening dates: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 2012*

Simon Russell Bealetakes the title role in Timon of Athens, Shakespeare’s strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton,directed by Nicholas Hytner. 

*Check cinemas for encore screenings and variations

Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently. All listings for Australian cinemas are available at

National Theatre Live is supported by Aviva and Arts Council England.

NT Live is distributed internationally (ex-UK) by New York-based BY Experience: and in Australia by local distributor Sharmill Films

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