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National Theatre Live in HD

With state-of-the-art filming techniques, the British theatre behind the Tony Award winning War Horse & One Man, Two Guvnors brings thrilling HD broadcasts to Pollak Theatre. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage you are guaranteed the best seats in the house. Join us in celebrating the series 10th anniversary with a season of smash-hit plays from the National Theatre’s stages and beyond!

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The Lehman Trilogy
Broadcast in HD

Sep 26

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

National Theatre: Broadcast in HD

The Lehman Trilogy

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

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All About Eve
Broadcast in HD

Oct 10

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Live Theatre Broadcasts in HD

National Theatre: Broadcast in HD

All About Eve

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Tickets on sale July 1

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Fleabag
Broadcast in HD

Oct 17

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

National Theatre: Broadcast in HD

Fleabag

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

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One Man, Two Guvnors (10th Anniversary Encore)
Broadcast in HD

Oct 24

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

National Theatre: Broadcast in HD

One Man, Two Guvnors (10th Anniversary Encore)

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Broadcast in HD

Nov 21

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

National Theatre: Broadcast in HD

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations…with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Tickets on sale July 1

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Hansard
Broadcast in HD

Dec 5

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

National Theatre: Broadcast in HD

Hansard

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Tickets on sale July 1

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