The National Theatre today announces three new National Theatre Live productions that will be broadcast to audiences in cinemas in the UK and beyond, with tickets now on sale.
Witness Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of love and loneliness in The Seagull, uniquely modernised in this ‘brave, compelling, powerful’ (The Guardian) adaptation by Anya Reiss for The Jamie Lloyd Company. Featuring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) in her West End debut, Jamie Lloyd directs following his Olivier award-winning production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Captured live on stage in London’s West End, The Seagull is set for release in cinemas in November 2022.
Emilia Clarke, on the NT Live broadcast, said: “We are so excited to share The Seagull with audiences around the world through National Theatre Live. Bringing theatre to a wider audience is incredibly meaningful to me and I hope you’ll join us to see The Seagull unveiled on the big screen this autumn!”
A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma), returning in an urgent and contemporary new staging by director, Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet), and designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). This captivating parable of power marks the first NT Live production of the new year, filmed at the National Theatre and broadcast from January 2023.
Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, Othello returns to the National Theatre and will be captured by NT Live for release in February 2023. Leading the cast are Giles Terera (Hamilton) as Othello, Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) as Desdemona and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance) as Iago, in an extraordinary new production directed by Clint Dyer (Death of England: Parts 1, 2 and 3).
The productions join the NT Live’s current programme, including the sell-out Prima Facie, featuring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) in a standout performance, in partnership with Empire Street Productions, from 21 July. Followed by Much Ado About Nothing, with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) as Beatrice and Benedick, broadcast live from the National Theatre on 8 September; and Jack Absolute Flies Again, a rollicking new production with Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek), Laurie Davidson (Guilty Party), Natalie Simpson (Three Sisters) and Kelvin Fletcher (Emmerdale), from 6 October.