Nathalie Armin appears in the cinema release of Ivo van Hove’s English language première of Hanya Yanagihara’s critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life, in venues across the UK and selected European countries on 28 September 2023.
The box office record-breaking production was filmed across 4 performances at the Savoy Theatre.
Van Hove directs James Norton (Jude), Luke Thompson (Willem), Omari Douglas (JB), Zach Wyatt (Malcolm), Elliot Cowan (Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb), Zubin Varla (Harold), Nathalie Armin (Ana), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Andy).
A Little Life is about to be released in Cinemas, how would you describe this play to anyone who didn’t manage to see it in the theatre?
Visceral, ferocious, brilliantly tender.
What was it about Ivo van Hove’s English language première of Hanya Yanagihara’s critically acclaimed prize-winning novel that made you want to be a part of the production?
Wow! All of the above, I guess.
You played Ana, tell us a little about the character and what you enjoyed most about the role?
I really enjoyed the challenge of finding detail and nuance in someone who exists primarily in Jude’s memory and imagination.
It was an intense play, how did you and the rest of the cast keep yourself on top form at every performance?
We laughed as much as we could. And we had the very best producers and technical team.
What’s your favourite memory from the run?
How adept we got at handling the unexpected.
How does it feel knowing this cinema release will open the production up to a wider audience?
What was it like filming it?
To be honest, the crew were so brilliant and discreet, it mostly felt like any other performance.
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking to see A Little Life in the cinema?
Go for it! Strap in, stay hydrated and enjoy. (Is enjoy the right word?)