The Best of British Theater Broadcast Live to Cinemas Around the World, Recorded LIVE from the National Theatre, London
(Long Island, N.Y.) Nicholas Hytner’s brilliant production of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET
Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm
“A compelling production with many insights and twists…Rory Kinnear proves a Hamlet of great individuality and distinction.” – Daily Telegraph FOUR STARS
‘A chilling production that demands to be seen.’- The Independent
$20 Members / $25 Public Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006
HAMLET is the new show presented by National Theatre Live, and follows the hugely successful broadcasts of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, LONDON ASSURANCE, PHEDRE, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, NATION, THE HABIT OF ART. Advance purchase is recommended, as previous broadcasts at the Cinema Arts Centre have sold out. CAC 423 Park Ave Huntington 631-423-7611
Upcoming NT Live Shows @ Cinema Arts Centre: FELA! Friday, January 21 at 7:30pm • KING LEAR (February 18) • FRANKENSTEIN (March 25) • THE CHERRY ORCHARD (July 8)
HAMLET, with Rory Kinnear in the title role, continues the second season of NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE, broadcast to cinemas worldwide
Tremendous… Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This Hamlet is for now’ – The Times
Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed production of HAMLET, with Rory Kinnear in the title role, continues the second season of NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE broadcasts to cinemas and performing arts venues around the world. Shakespeare’s play will be filmed live at the National’s Olivier Theatre and broadcast to screens in the UK and Europe on 9 December (see www.ntlive.com for other international dates).
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).
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.
A constantly compelling, fresh-minted production… Rory Kinnear captures the humanity, humour, pain and multi-layered complexity of the role’ – Daily Telegraph
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to over 300 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield. There are over 75 venues in the UK alongside venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Scandinavia and Europe. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.
This production of HAMLET will also go on tour following its run at the Olivier Theatre, with the original NT cast, visiting venues in the UK and the Théâtre de la Ville, Luxembourg (17 & 18 March).
HAMLET runs 3 hours 45 mins, including pre-show and interval.
For a full list of participating locations and ticket information visit www.ntlive.com.
Forthcoming productions from NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:
FELA! 13 January 2011 (CAC January 21)
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. It will be broadcast live from the Olivier Theatre on 13 January.
Donmar Warehouse’s KING LEAR 3 February 2011 (CAC February 18)
Derek Jacobi plays the title role in the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, directed by Michael Grandage, which will be broadcast from the Donmar’s home in London’s Covent Garden.
FRANKENSTEIN 17 March 2011 (CAC March 25)
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. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
THE CHERRY ORCHARD 30 June 2011 (CAC July 8)
Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard will be directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies. Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is presented in partnership with Aviva.
Notes to editors
The National Theatre
The National Theatre, founded in 1963, and established on the South Bank of the River Thames in London in 1976, has three theatres – the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Cottesloe. It presents an eclectic mix of new plays and classics, with seven or eight productions in repertory (sharing the stages) at any one time. Actors often appear in more than one play during a season or return to the National regularly; for example Ruth Negga, who appears in Hamlet as Ophelia, also appeared in Phèdre (broadcast as part of NT Live in June 2009), and Clare Higgins, who plays Gertrude, played the Countess in All’s Well That Ends Well (broadcast in October 2009). The National aims constantly to re-energise the great traditions of the British stage and to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike, and aspires to reflect in its repertoire the diversity of the nation’s culture. With its extensive programme of Platform performances, backstage tours, foyer music, exhibitions, and free outdoor entertainment the National recognises that the theatre doesn’t begin and end with the rise and fall of the curtain. By touring – and now, National Theatre Live – it shares its work with audiences in the UK and abroad.
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