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Sunday, 27 November 2011 18:34

National Theatre's COLLABORATORS to Broadcast at Cinemas Nationwide December 1 on 300 North American Screens

The National Theatre Live

On Thursday, December 1st, National Theatre Live will broadcast a live performance of


A new play by John Hodge

Starring Alex Jennings as Bulgakov & Simon Russell Beale as Stalin

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

The broadcasts will be shown on over 300 screens throughout North America.

“4 stars! Rare and special… An absurdly fantastic view of Stalin, and it’s seriously funny.” – The London Times


National Theatre Live continues its third season with John Hodge’s blistering new play COLLABORATORS, directed by Nicholas Hytner.  Set in 1938 Moscow, COLLABORATORS imagines a lethal cat and mouse game between playwright Mikhail Bulgakov (Jennings) and Joseph Stalin (Beale).  National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.

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In the New York City area, screenings continue at the AMC Empire 25, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NYU’s Skirball Center, City Cinema 123, Kew Gardens Cinema, Fairfield University (CT), and more.  Through a partnership with NCM Fathom, National Theatre Live can be seen on over 300 screens throughout North America.


Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he’s offered a poisoned chalice: a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama.



For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check: 

Example broadcasts in major markets are as follows.

● NYU Skirball Center for the Arts (NY, NY) – December 2 at 7pm

● Cinema 123 (NY, NY) – December 1 at 7pm, December 4 at 2pm

● AMC Empire 25 (NY, NY) – December 1 at 7pm

● AMC Hamilton 24 (Trenton, NJ) – December 1 at 7pm

● Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY) – December 1 at 7pm

● Downtown Independent (Los Angeles, CA) – December 1 at 11am, December 11 at 3pm, December 15 at 7:30pm, January 19 at 7:30pm

● Kew Gardens Cinema (Queens, NY) – December 1 at 7pm

● Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) – December 1 at 2 & 7pm

● Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline, MA) – December 1 at 7pm & December 15 at 7pm

● Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) – December 19 at 7:30pm

● Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ) – December 1 at 7pm

● Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) – December 9 at 7:30pm

● Music Box (Chicago, IL) – December 1 at 7pm

● Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ) – January 15 at 2pm

● Kabuki Cinemas (San Francisco, CA) – January 2 at 7pm & January 7 at 12:30pm

● AMC Discover Hills (Lawrenceville, GA) – December 1 at 7pm

● Pavilions 15 (Denver, CO) – December 1 at 7pm

● AMC Universal Cineplex (Orlando, FL) – December 1 at 7pm

● Breckenridge Village (Little Rock, AK) – December 1 at 7pm

● Village Pointe Cinemas (Omaha, NE) – December 1 at 7pm

Ticket prices vary by venue.  The average ticket price is $20.  Contact local venues for ticket information.

NT Live is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (

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