National Theatre celebrates 50 years |

National Theatre celebrates 50 years

KING LEAR by Shakespeare, , Director – Michael Grandage, Designer – Christopher Oram, Lighting Designer – Neil Austin, The Donmar Warehouse, London 2010, Credit : Johan Persson/
Johan Persson |

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage,” bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable performances, broadcast live from London to cinemas around the world. “50 Years on Stage” will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 7) and again at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sierra Cinemas on East Main Street.

A cast of 100 will perform live on stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event, directed by the National Theatre’s current director, Nicholas Hytner, including award-winning actors Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frances de la Tour, Judi Dench, Christopher Eccleston, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Helen Mirren, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton with more to be announced.

Covering iconic productions from “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” to “The History Boys,” from “Antony and Cleopatra” to “Angels in America,” from “Guys and Dolls” to “London Road,” this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, bringing the history of the National Theatre to life for modern audiences.

National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some U.S. cities and time-delayed in countries further afield. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.

“National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage” runs approximately two hours. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for senior/child/student.

For information, ticketing or to view the trailer, visit Advanced tickets are also available at the Sierra Cinemas Box Office.

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