National Theatre Live returns to cinemas after a Covid-enforced absence with a new programme of four productions to be broadcast to audiences worldwide in January 2022. It is the first time since February 2020 the NT has been able to bring productions to the big screen.
The four productions are:
- Tom Stoppard’s Olivier-Award-winning play Leopoldstadt from Sonia Friedman Productions in the West End will be broadcast to cinemas from January.
- Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage from the Bridge Theatre will be aired in February.
- Tanya Ronder, Jim Fortune and Rufus Norris’ new musical Hex from the National Theatre will be broadcast in March and the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Henry V starring Kit Harington will be in cinemas from April.
Lisa Burger, Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre, said: “Over the last year, while theatres and cinemas have been closed around the world, it’s been brilliant to share National Theatre Live recordings through National Theatre at Home. The audience response has shown us the huge appetite for these productions which now stretch back over 12 years.
“But it’s so great to be able to share theatre as a communal experience in cinemas once again. So, whether you come to watch a show live on the South Bank, visit a venue across the UK, book into your local cinema or tune in from home, there are now more ways than ever to experience the National’s work.”
Tickets are now on sale.