National Theatre Live to Broadcast Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Timon of Athens
13 Jun 2012
The National Theatre has announced that it will broadcast live performances of Timon of Athens with Simon Russell Beale, as well as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, staged by Tony-winning War Horse director Marianne Elliott.
The fourth season of National Theatre Live will also feature The Last of the Haussmans and The Count of Monte Cristo.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted from the Mark Haddon novel by Simon Stephens, will debut in cinemas Sept. 6. The cast includes Niamh Cusack, Nick Sidi, Una Stubbs, Luke Treadaway and Nicola Walker.
Stephen Beresford's The Last of the Haussmans, directed by Howard Davies, will be presented Oct. 11. It features Rory Kinnear, Matthew Marsh, Helen McCrory and Julie Walters.
Beale takes on the title role of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, which will be screened Nov. 1. The new adaptation was penned by Beale and Thomas Middleton, and directed by Nicholas Hytner.
The final presentation will be Alexandre Dumas' classic The Count of Monte Cristo on Jan. 16, 2013. The adventure is adapted by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and directed by Timothy Sheader.
All live performances are broadcast from the National Theatre in London. For screening details, visit ntlive.com.
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