NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Fresh on the heels of the sold out screenings of Helen Mirren’s acclaimed performance as the Queen in
, Cinemapolis will celebrate the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary with a mix of all new productions and several encore screenings of previous successes.
, a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Adrian Lester takes the title role, with Rory Kinnear as the duplicitous Iago. The performance, captured live on September 26th, screens at Cinemapolis at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 17th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 19th.
A Halloween treat follows with an encore of Danny Boyle’s popular production of Frankenstein
enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. The production returns to Cinemapolis screens at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 31st and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 2nd.
An encore of another Shakespeare classic hits screens in December. Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger's Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode
, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Broadcasts of Hamlet
will screen at Cinemapolis at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 12 and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, December 14th.
NTL rings in the new year with an encore of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play The Habit of Art
. Featuring Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, and the late Richard Griffiths, The Habit of Art
reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent. The production returns to Cinemapolis at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 23rd and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 25th.
Finally, the season rounds out with Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus
, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The striking new production, captured live on January 30th, will appear on Cinemapolis screens at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 20th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 22nd.
Tickets for each of these special, high-definition National Theatre Live broadcasts are available at the Cinemapolis box office and online at cinemapolis.org. General admission tickets are $22 each, with discounted $18 tickets available for students, seniors and Cinemapolis members.