Hedda Gabler (NR) is just married. Bored already, she longs to be free. Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) – one of the world’s most exciting directors – makes his National Theatre debut with Patrick Marber’s vital new production of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece. The production, filmed live on stage, features Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) in the title role and Rafe Spall (Black Mirror, The Big Short) as Brack.
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Starring Ruth Wilson, Rafe Spall
Running Time 2 hrs 40 mins (includes and 20 minute intermission)
Thurs, Mar 30 - 6:30 P (Thursday night wine & cheese)
Sat, Apr 8 - 10:30 A (Saturday morning brunch)
Twelfth Night (NR) Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore, but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in Shakespeare’s joyous comedy.
Directed by Simon Godwin
Starring Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence
Running Time 3 hrs 30 mins (includes and 20 minute intermission)
Thurs, April 27 - 6:30 P (Thursday night wine & cheese)
Sat, May 6 - 10:30 A (Saturday morning brunch)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (NR) stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) in Tom Stoppard’s brilliant situation comedy filmed live on stage from The Old Vic in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young duo stumbles in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
Directed by David Leveaux
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire
Running Time TBD
Thurs, May 25 - 6:30 P (Thursday night wine & cheese)
Sat, June 3 - 10:30 A (Saturday morning brunch)
Obsession (NR) stars Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) in the stage production of Obsession, filmed live on stage from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino Costa is a drifter, down on his luck, but magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Starring Jude Law, Halina Reijn
Running Time TBD
Thurs, June 22 - 6:30 P (Thursday night wine & cheese)
Sat, July 1 - 10:30 A (Saturday morning brunch)
No Man’s Land (NR) Following their hit run on New York’s Broadway, Hirst (Patrick Stewart) and Spooner (Ian McKellen) returned to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. One summer's evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, have just met each other in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair becomes increasingly inebriated—and their stories increasingly unbelievable—the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic also with Owen Teale and Damien Molony.
Played February 2017
Directed by Sean Mathias
Starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart
Running Time 2 hrs 30 mins (includes a 20 minute intermission)