NT Live Broadcasts At Cinema Nouveau
Theatre buffs are in for a real treat with the new season from National Theatre Live at Cinema Nouveau launching on January 21 with the glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s classic play No Man’s Land, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
Following their hit run on Broadway, McKellen and Stewart return to the West End stage in No Man’s Land under direction of Sean Mathias, also featuring Owen Teale and Damien Molony.
One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst (Stewart) and Spooner (McKellen), meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.
As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
This glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic is not to be missed.
A bonus for theatre buffs is an exclusive Q&A session with the cast and director Sean Mathias
Filmed live at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for broadcast to cinemas globally, it releases at Cinema Nouveau theatres on Saturday, 21 January 2017 for four exclusive screenings only.
No Man’s Land releases on South African screens from Saturday, 21 January 2017, for four screenings only: on 21, 25 and 26 January at 19:30 and on 22 January at 14:30 at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.
The running time of this production is approximately 2 hrs 20 mins, including a 20 min interval plus the post-performance Q&A.
For booking information on No Man’s Land, visit www.sterkinekor.co.za. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).
The discounts and benefits valid for members of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club loyalty programmes apply for all live theatre productions. Special prices for group bookings are also available on request.
The next productions from NT Live to be screened at Cinema Nouveau are:
AMADEUS (from 04 March 2017)
Music. Power. Jealousy…
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.
Lucian Msamati (Game of Thrones, NT Live’s The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast from the National Theatre and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
SAINT JOAN (from 18 March 2017)
The Donmar Warehouse production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan is directed by Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke and stars Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc.
Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. George Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.
HEDDA GABLER (from 01 April 2017)
“I’ve no talent for life” – Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) returns to NT Live cinema screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, with Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) in the title role of a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.