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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April 17, 2015: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
A compelling and heart-breaking story of the lives of India's poor. Adapted by David Hare from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers is a tumultuous play on an epic scale.
July 12, 2015: Man and Superman
Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.
November 3, 2015: Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
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.