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National Theatre HDTheater
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County
Now you can catch some of the most talked-about shows in London, for just a fraction of the cost. Shot in high definition, you can experience the best of British theatre up close and personal, shown in high definition on the Barclay's giant screen. You'll always have the best view in the house!
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September 7, 2013: Helen Mirren in The Audience
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated
October 10, 2013: Othello
The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role.
October 31, 2013: Frankenstein
An encore broadcast of the award-winning production of Frankenstein returns as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebration. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Monster.
November 23, 2013: Kenneth Branagh in Macbeth
Kenneth Branagh stars in the Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth.
This is Kenneth Branagh's first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth. The production includes Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth.
March 6, 2014: Coriolanus
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius. A Donmar Warehouse production broadcast by National Theatre Live.
The National Theatre Live is a successful initiative that takes performances from the National’s stages in London to cinemas and performing arts centers worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National’s acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 student/seniors
All screenings begin at 7:15pm