NT Live Broadcasts Will Include John, Treasure Island, The Hard Problem, Plus Ralph Fiennes in Man and Superman

News   NT Live Broadcasts Will Include John, Treasure Island, The Hard Problem, Plus Ralph Fiennes in Man and Superman
 
The National Theatre Live screening series will continue Dec. 9 with the broadcast of DV8 Physical Theatre’s John, a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, live from the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre to cinemas internationally.

Dates will vary at venues internationally, and encore screenings will follow. Click here for screening details.

Based on interviews conducted by DV8 artistic director Lloyd Newson, John combines spoken word with movement. The production contains adult themes, strong language and nudity.

John, according to press notes, "follows the extraordinary life story of one man. John. After years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, John’s desire for a new life leads him to a place unknown by most."

Other upcoming broadcasts follow:

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Polly Findlay
Broadcast to cinemas internationally Jan. 22, 2015 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities).
Summary: "Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins." The Hard Problem, a new play by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Broadcast to cinemas internationally April 16, 2015 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). Tickets now on sale.
Summary: "Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one."

Man and Superman by Bernard Shaw
Starring Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes as Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
Directed by Simon Godwin
Broadcast to cinemas internationally May 14, 2015 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). Tickets now on sale.
Summary: "Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his."

For listings or to purchase tickets, visit www.ntlive.com.

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