What's coming up in Big Screen Theatre

Here’s how to get tickets to the hottest theatre acts coming to the big screen.

There’s nothing like the thrill of live theatre: the lights go down and your acting heroes step into the spotlight, so close you can hear them breathe. Watch a live broadcast and up on the big screen, they’ll seem even closer. Especially when you’ve got the best multi-camera directors adapting to the stage performance, making sure to capture each twitch of emotion, every moment of beauty.

It’s a unique experience for the actors, too. But don’t listen to us - here’s what they’ve said about it:
Billie Piper in Yerma
Damien Molony in No Man's Land
Kevin McNally in King Lear

Here's what's coming up:

National Theatre Live: Macbeth (10 May)

Most famous as M’s assistant in the James Bond films, Rory Kinnear is a Shakespearean actor without equal - except by Anne-Marie Duff, a theatre star long before her role in TV’s Shameless. Putting them together as the fatal king and queen is such a guaranteed smash that National Theatre tickets have sold out already. Let the big screen be your front row seat.

Get NT Live: Macbeth tickets and times.

An American in Paris (16 May)

There’s nothing worse for theatre buffs than not catching a five-star show. But if you didn’t see the heart-stoppingly beautiful Gershwin musical An American in Paris in the West End, you’ve got one last chance on 16 May – and you needn’t travel further than your local Vue.

Get An American in Paris tickets and times. 

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: An Ideal Husband (5 June) and The Importance of Being Earnest (9 October)

Oscar Wilde Season Live brings a selection of the legendary writer's classic plays to the big screen. An Ideal Husband is up first, a comedy that balances wit and humour with moments of real poignancy, followed by The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde’s brilliant and ridiculously funny tale of mistaken identities and very large handbags. You’ll be amazed at how many famous quotes can come from a single play. 

Get Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband tickets and times and The Importance of Being Earnest tickets and times. 

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (5 July)

Jamie lives on a council estate in Sheffield but he’s got a pair of high heels and a dream. Catch the big-hearted, award-winning musical with us and see why Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Get Everybody's Talking About Jamie tickets and times.

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet (18 July)

A contemporary production of Shakespeare's most famous love story. We'll be broadcasting live from the RSC - watch the drama unfold on the big screen.

Get RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet tickets and times.

National Theatre Live: Julie (6 September)

Vanessa Kirby (or Princess Margaret to anyone who watched The Crown) stars in an achingly modern adaptation of Strinberg’s play. It all starts with a party...

Get NT Live: Julie tickets and times.

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (12 September 2018)

A new production of Shakespeare's comedy about marriage, wealth, jealousy and lies. Down on his luck, Falstaff attempts to seduce two wealthy married women.

Get RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor tickets and times.

National Theatre Live: King Lear (27 September) 

Sir Ian McKellen takes on King Lear, arguably the greatest tragedy ever written. His extraordinarily moving portrayal of Shakespeare’s tormented hero deserves to be seen super-sized. 

Get NT Live: King Lear tickets and times.

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III (20 November) 

This new production of Alan Bennett’s epic play about George III and his battle with mental illness stars Mark Gatiss (Mycroft from Sherlock). Watch it live from Nottingham Playhouse with us. 




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