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!
Click on the date/title for more detailed information about each event.
April 5, 2014: War Horse
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
May 20, 2014: King Lear
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy about an aged king who decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
July 6, 2014: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A funny, poignant, and fascinating journey of a young man who is both cursed and blessed by a mind that perceives the world in an absolutely literal fashion. (First seen at the Barclay in 2012)
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.
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