Learn more about the National Theatre, and see videos on the second season, online at ntlive.com
Events begin at 7 p.m.
Nov. 5, A Disappearing Number
In NT Live’s first venture beyond London, this plays comes from the acclaimed theatre company Complicite, broadcast from the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.
Dec. 27, HAMLET
Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, sees his father’s ghost. Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father's murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues.
Feb. 4, FELA!
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Feb. 18, KING LEAR
Derek Jacobi plays the title role in the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s play, directed by Michael Grandage, broadcast from the Donmar's home in London’s Covent Garden.
Mar. 25, FRANKENSTEIN
Danny Boyle’s new production of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley, will be broadcast from the National’s Olivier Theatre.
July 8, THE CHERRY ORCHARD
NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays have earned huge critical acclaim, directs Chekhov's classic . Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya.
|Welcome to NT Live at the PAC!
"The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to present the second season of National Theatre's NT Live in HD season," says Catherine Rickbone, OCCA executive director. "These events are broadcast in partnership with Aviva with the support of By Experience, Arts Council England, the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, and the City of Newport."
In NT Live’s first venture outside London, "A Disappearing Number," from the internationally acclaimed theatre company Complicite, will be broadcast from the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, and shown at 7 p.m. Friday, November 5 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, "A Disappearing Number" won the Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards for best new play. It weaves together the story of two love affairs, separated by a century and a continent. The first happens now. The second is set in 1914. It tells of the heartbreaking collaboration between the greatest natural mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a penniless Brahmin from Madras in South India, and his British counterpart, the brilliant Cambridge don GH Hardy.
With a haunting original score by Nitin Sawhney, this piece of startling visual poetry is a compelling meditation on love, mathematics and the pain of exile in an age when we think we can belong anywhere and have everything.
A special encore screening of PHÈDRE on Oct. 12, with Helen Mirren in the title role, heralded the second season, the NT’s groundbreaking initiative to broadcast live performances of plays to cinemas and performing arts venues around the world. See what else is in store this season at left.
Next on view: 'Hamlet' Dec. 27
Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by Nicholas Hytner, will be broadcast from the National’s Olivier Theatre.
Following his celebrated performances at the National in "Burnt by the Sun," "The Revenger's Tragedy," "Philistines" and "The Man of Mode," Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet; the cast also includes Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).