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Monday, 13 May 2013 11:50

National Theatre Live to Begin Broadcasting Live Performances of THIS HOUSE on Thu, May 6

National Theatre Live

THIS THURSDAY - MAY 16

National Theatre Live will broadcast a live performance of

THIS HOUSE

the acclaimed new play by James Graham

directed by Jeremy Herrin

THE BROADCASTS WILL BE SHOWN AT CINEMAS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA WITH MANY ENCORE DATES AVAILABLE.

Well, sometimes the people are right.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin with the kind of

RAT-A-TAT, DIALOGUE-SLINGING ENERGY associated with Howard Hawks movies,

THIS HOUSE turns out to be ONE OF THE MOST PURELY ENTERTAINING PRODUCTIONS IN LONDON.

And if you’re near a cinema screening it as part of the National Theatre Live broadcast series on May 16, BY ALL MEANS, GO. BUY POPCORN, TOO. REALLY, IT’S THAT KIND OF SHOW.

HOW CAN YOU RESIST?”

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

CLICK HERE to view the THIS HOUSE trailer.

 

WHAT:         

It’s 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs (Members of Parliament) are hauled in to cast their votes.

It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.

James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to maneuver a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

Funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful.” – Daily Telegraph

“Stunning. Hilarious. A quirky approach to an extraordinary period of political history.” – Daily Express

“A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born.” – The Times

 

For a video interview with THIS HOUSE playwright James Graham, CLICK HERE. 

For video interviews with THIS HOUSE cast members, CLICK HERE.

WHERE:       

In the New York City area, screenings continue at NYU’s Skirball Center, Symphony Space, Cinemas 1 2 3, BAM, Kew Gardens Cinema, and more. National Theatre Live can be seen at cinemas screens throughout North America.

 

National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over 1.3 million people have now experienced the National’s work on movie screens worldwide. The current record-breaking season, which included the program’s most-seen title to date, Alan Bennett’s new comedy People, has contributed significantly to the National’s recently reported growth in global audiences.

WHEN: VARYING DATES LISTED BELOW.

SCHEDULE:

For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check www.ntlive.com, where you can enter your location and find a list of the nearest showings.  

Example broadcasts in major markets are as follows:

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, HOUSTON, SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON, CHICAGO, WASHINGTON DC, PHOENIX, SEATTLE and many more.

● NYU Skirball Center for the Arts (New York, NY) – May 23 at 7pm

● Symphony Space (New York, NY) – June 2 at 2pm; June 16 at 7pm; and June 25 at 7pm

● Cinemas 123 (New York, NY) – May  16 at 7pm and May 19 at 2pm

● BAM (The Brooklyn Academy of Music – Brooklyn, NY) – June 1 at 10am

● Kew Gardens Cinema (Queens, NY) – May 16 at 2pm and 7pm

● James Bridges Theater, UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) – May 26 at 4pm

● Downtown Independent (Los Angeles, CA) – May 16 at 11am; May 26 at 2:30pm; June 9 at 2:30pm; and June 23 at 2:30pm

● Rialto Cinemas Elmwood (Berkeley, CA) – May 21 at 7pm; May 23 at 7pm; and June 13 at 7pm

● Kabuki Cinemas (San Francisco, CA) – June 3 at 7:15pm and June 8 at 12:30pm

● Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, DC) – June 24 at 7:30pm

● SIFF Cinema (Seattle, WA) – June 15 at 1pm; June 17 at 7pm; June 22 at 1pm; and June 24 at 7pm

Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline, MA) –May 16 at 7pm

● Josephine Louis Theatre, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) – May 31 at 7pm

● Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ) – May 31 at 2pm; June 1 at 1pm; and June 2 at 2pm

● Angelika Film Center & Café (Houston, TX) – May 30 at 7pm and June 1 at 2pm

● Sundance Cinemas Houston (Houston, TX) – June 3 at 7:15pm and June 8 at 12:30pm

TICKETS:

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

NEXT:

LIVE BROADCAST:  JUNE 13, 2013 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities)

THE AUDIENCE – World Premiere, starring Helen Mirren as The Queen, by Peter Morgan, directed by Stephen Daldry

* Winner of two 2013 Olivier Awards: Helen Mirren (Best Actress) and Richard McCabe (Best Supporting Actor)

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast live from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live.

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.

The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

LIVE BROADCAST:  SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities)

OTHELLO, by William Shakespeare, directed by Nicholas Hytner

The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role.

Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

National Theatre Live is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (www.byexperience.net)

National Theatre Live is supported by Aviva. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

www.ntlive.com.

VIEW NT LIVE TRAILER

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