Cinema Plus


78 mins

Director: Paul Wright

BAFTA-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of the British people’s relationship to the land.

Thu 21 June

Welcome Sessions: Taxi Tehran

80 mins

Director: Jafar Panahi

Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver to avoid the ban on him as a filmmaker.

Tue 3 July

Pandora’s Box Live Score + Intro

105 mins

Director: G.W. Pabst

Cast: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer

A broadcast live accompaniment to one of the best silent films ever made.

Sun 8 July

The Producers + Q&A with Mel Brooks

105 mins

Director: Mel Brooks

Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood

See a recorded introduction and Q&A with Legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks for one night only.

Sun 5 August

NT LIVE: Julie (12A Live)

120 mins

Director: Polly Stenham

Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Eric Kofi Abrefa

A late-night party descends into a fight for survival in this retelling of Strinberg's classic play.

Thu 6 September

NT LIVE: King Lear (12A Live)

220 mins

Director: Jonathan Munby

Cast: Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen gives an extraordinarily moving performance as King Lear.

Thu 27 September

NT Live: The Madness of George III

210 mins

Director: Alan Bennett

Cast: Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough

Alan Bennett dramatises the descent into lunacy of King George III.

Tue 20 November

NT LIVE: Antony and Cleopatra

about the event:

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

NT LIVE: I'm Not Running

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I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. 

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?