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 National Theatre’s 50th anniversary comes a season filled with big stars and some International (and American!) classics.
NTL rings in the New Year with a striking new dance-theatre piece from DV8 Physical Theatre. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Containing adult themes, strong language, and nudity, the production is suitable for mature audiences only. JOHN leaps onto the Cinemapolis screen at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 15th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 17th.
A family favorite is up next. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Captured live in January, this family friendly production will appear on Cinemapolis screens at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 19th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 21st.
In May comes a brand new work from the National Theatre. Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). This timely new production will appear on Cinemapolis screens at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 21st and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 23rd.
A true classic, Man and Superman, rounds out the currently scheduled season. Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Captured live in the spring, this new production will appear on Cinemapolis screens at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 18th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 20th.
As London’s stage season continues, more titles will be added throughout 2015. 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.