Thursday, July 01 2010 @ 11:06 AM UTC
Contributed by: aloha
The second season of the highly successful National Theatre Live project will launch in Autumn 2010 and will again bring some of the National’s theatre productions to cinema screens around the world.
The season launches on 14 October with Complicite's 'A Disappearing Number' live from the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Directed by Simon McBurney, awards have included the Olivier Award for Best New Play (2008).
On 9 December 'Hamlet' will be broadcast, directed by Nicholas Hytner and featuring Rory Kinnear in the title role, David Calder as Polonius, Clare Higgins as Gertrude, Patrick Malahide as Claudius and Ruth Negga as Ophelia.
The New Year starts with a unique combination of dance, theatre and music: 'FELA!' explores the Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. 'FELA!' – which has won a TONY award will be broadcast on 13 January 2011.
Danny Boyle’s production of 'Frankenstein', a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley will follow on 17 March 2011. The Production marks Danny Boyle’s return to the theatre after a 15-year absence.
Also in the new season will be Chekhov’s 'The Cherry Orchard', directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays have enjoyed great critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya.
For more details go to http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntlive