James Corden Featured in NT Live in HD at the Quick, Sept. 20
National Theatre Live is an initiative by the National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season in June 2009, the broadcasts have been experienced by more than 5.5 million people in more than 2,000 venues around the world, including more than 650 venues in the UK alone.
Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
Don’t miss this chance to see great theater broadcast at the Quick Center before it goes to New York or back overseas. This year’s broadcast presentations include The Late Late Show's, James Corden, Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and more.
September 20, 2 P.M. & 7 P.M.
With The Late Late Show's, James Corden
For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.
October 13, 2 P.M. & 7 P.M.
“Intoxicating. Splendid new production. Helen McCrory is wonderful”
Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.
October 26, 2 P.M. & 7 P.M.
“Grimy, filthy and tremendously fun.”
Mack the Knife is back in town.
A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.
With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs. Peachum. This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).
Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.
November 15, 2 P.M. (ENCORE)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
“Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.”
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.
December 14, 2 P.M. (ENCORE) & 7 P.M. (ENCORE)
“The theatre event of the decade.”
New York Times
“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production”
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
War Horse is adapted by Nick Stafford and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.
January 18, 2017 2 P.M. & 7 P.M.
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.
March 6, 2017 1 P.M. & 7 P.M.
Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.
April 3, 2017 2 P.M. & 7 P.M.
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).
Reserved Seating. Single Tickets: $25, $20 seniors, $10 children/students, $5 Fairfield University students.
To order tickets, visit quickcenter.com or call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. Events take place at the Quick Center unless otherwise noted.