National Theatre HDTheater
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County
Now you can catch some of the most talked-about shows in London, for just a fraction of the cost. Shot in high definition, you can experience the best of British theatre up close and personal, shown in high definition on the Barclay's giant screen. You'll always have the best view in the house!
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August 3, 2014: Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval).
September 21, 2014: Medea
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.
October 31, 2014: Frankenstein
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
November 13,2014: Skylight
Two former lovers attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
January 8, 2015: JOHN
A production of DV8 Physical Theatre. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+.
February 15-16, 2015: Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Suitable for 10 years +
The National Theatre Live is a successful initiative that takes performances from the National’s stages in London to cinemas and performing arts centers worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National’s acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 student/seniors
All screenings, with the exception of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2pm) begin at 7:15pm