Brit TV Preview: Live From The National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage – Coming to a Cinema Near You!

NT 50 years

Coming together to celebrate the birthday of The National Theatre of Great Britain the best actors Britain has to offer will perform selected scenes from 50 years of the theatre’s archives. The event is to be broadcast live to the UK through BBC Two and to the rest of the world through cinemas on November 2nd. As well as transmitting the night of the performance into cinemas worldwide some theatres will hold encore screenings. No matter where you live you can check the National Theatre Live website for a cinema near you!

Directed by Nicholas Hytner the evening includes appearances by:

  • Roger Allam
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Frances de la Tour
  • Judi Dench
  • Christopher Eccleston
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Michal Gambon
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Alex Jennings
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Adrian Lester
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Helen Mirren
  • Andrew Scott
  • Maggie Smith
  • Penelope Wilton

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    I caught a live performance of The Audience with Helen Mirren earlier this year at a Chicago movie theater and it was quite a treat. These programs are very well done. Highly recommend them.

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    On December 11 in the same series as “The Audience” with Helen Mirren there will be screened in theatres across the US the acclaimed West End production of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” from this past summer. It stars Toby Stephens (Mr. Rochester in BBC’s 2006 “Jane Eyre” and Maggie Smith’s son), Anna Chancellor (Duckface in “Three Weddings and a Funeral”, Anthony Calf and Anna-Louise Plowman. On November 8th the theatres will be announced–check it out on Not only will you feel like you have been in the Giegud Theatre but there will be interviews with the cast and the director before the play itself. A GREAT evening for everyone, especially Anglophiles!