National Theatre Live brings you the best of British theatre, broadcast from London to a world-wide audience via satellite to over 300 venues in 22 countries around the globe.
“If you haven’t experienced NT Live yet, I can’t recommend it too highly.” -The Daily Telegraph
This exciting initiative launched its five show pilot season last year with Phèdre starring Helen Mirren. This year’s line-up at the Skirball Center includes an encore screening of Phèdre, Complicite’s A Disappearing Number, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the smash Broadway hit FELA!, Donmar Warehouse's production of King Lear and Frankestein directed by Danny Boyle and Chekov's Russian classic, The Cherry Orchard.
A new production of Shakespeare’s classic directed by the National Theatre’s Director, Nicholas Hytner, and starring Rory Kinnear as Hamlet following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger's Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode. Kinnear is joined by Clare Higgins as Gertrude, Patrick Malahide as Claudius, David Calder as Polonius, James Laurenson as Ghost/Player King and Ruth Negga as Ophelia.
For more on National Theatre Live production of Hamlet, download a PDF e-program.
"A chilling production that demands
to be seen." -Independent
"Rory Kinnear's performance is superb.
This is a Hamlet for now." -The Times
Francisco Matthew Barker
Polonius David Calder
Marcellus Marcus Cunningham
Fortinbras Jake Fairbrother
Gertrude Clare Higgins
Rosencrantz Ferdinand Kingsley
Hamlet Rory Kinnear
Laertes Alex Lanipekun
Ghost/Player King James Laurenson
Claudius Patrick Malahide
Ophelia Ruth Negga
Voltemand James Pearse
Player Queen Saskia Portway
Reynaldo Victor Power
Guildenstern Prasanna Puwanarajah
Osric Nick Sampson
English Ambassador/Lucianus Michael Sheldon
Priest Leo Staar
Messenger Zara Tempest-Walters
Horatio Giles Terera
Cornelia Ellie Turner
Director Nicholas Hytner
Designer Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Fight Director Kate Waters
Sound Designer Paul Groothuis
A National Theatre Live/Skirball Center Membership Package is available for those who plan to attend multiple National Theatre Live screenings throughout the season. Membership packages include 4 tickets to use as you wish, 4 supplemental programs, advance purchase opportunities on newly announced screenings and a tax-deductible $50 donation to NYU Skirball Center.
*Please note, Skirball Center screenings of National Theatre Live events are on a time-delay and may not be screened on the same evening as the 'live' event.