Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Another chance to see this popular musical. Filmed live at the Apollo Theatre, London, this sell-out show is inspired by a true story. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a new award-winning five-star hit musical.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn͛t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.
Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music business and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!
Part of the Vaudeville Theatre’s Oscar Wilde Season. Recorded as live.
A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. With Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift and Fiona Button.
103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts. Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music business and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!
Alan Bennett’s sharp and witty new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Set in a local hospital facing closure as part of an efficiency drive, this state-of-the-nation piece is a ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer). Filmed before an audience and shown “as live”.
Following the run at the Wyndham’s Theatre which ended in July, Red will be broadcast in cinemas. Written by John Logan, directed by Michael Grandage CBE the play stars Alfred Molina as legendary artist Mark Rothko alongside Alfred Enoch as his assistant. It enjoyed hugely successful runs both in the West End and on Broadway, where it won 6 Tony awards, including Best Play.
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.
Live screening from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Peter Wright’s interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.
Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.
Simon Godwin follows the success of Twelfth Night with another Olivier Theatre Shakespeare. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the titular lovers, with design by Hildegard Bechtler.
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.
Delayed screening, recorded as live from the National Theatre.
An explosive new play by David Hare with a cast including Siân Brooke.
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 piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?