Bringing you the very best in world theatre live from venues across the globe.

National Theatre Live launched in 2009, with the intention of bringing the best in live performances straight from the theatre to viewers around the world.

Since then, they have presented more than 40 productions from around the UK via satellite, and even captured Of Mice and Men with Chris O’Dowd and James Franco on Broadway.

Their extensive programme continues in 2017, and we’re proud to be presenting multiple performances at the IFI throughout the year. Read on for details and click here to find out more about National Theatre Live.

Twelfth Night – April 6th at 19.00

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.

Directed by Simon Godwin, and featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia, this production also also stars Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – May 18th at 19.00

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Stars Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill.

Angels in America Part 1 – July 20th at 19.00
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Starring Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge), Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

Angels in America Part 2 – July 27th at 19.00
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s award-winning play continues to it’s stunning conclusion. First performed in San Francisco in 1991 and later adapted into a HBO miniseries starring Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, in 2017 it will be directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott.



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