NT Live: 50 Years On Stage

NT Live: 50 Years On Stage

NT Live: 50 Years On Stage

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Great Britain's National Theatre - founded in 1963 by Laurence Olivier - brings together a cast of British actors for an evening of live performances direct from the London stage. Includes excerpts from King Lear, Hamlet, The History Boys, War Horse, Guys and Dolls and more. Many of the original actors appear in their seminal roles, including Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch.

2013Rating: Exempt167 minsUK
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Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

flicks

A fascinating commemoration that clocks in at more than two hours, this part-performance, part-documentary is nonetheless forced to race through five decades of material at quite a pace. There’s only a smattering of info on the National Theatre’s previous life at the Laurence Olivier-directed Old Vic location before it launches into excerpts from its famously wide spectrum of plays, from Shakespeare to Noel Coward and even Jerry Springer: the Opera, performed by acting stars from past and present.

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

flicks

A fascinating commemoration that clocks in at more than two hours, this part-performance, part-documentary is nonetheless forced to race through five decades of material at quite a pace. There’s only a smattering of info on the National Theatre’s previous life at the Laurence Olivier-directed Old Vic location before it launches into excerpts from its famously wide spectrum of plays, from Shakespeare to Noel Coward and even Jerry Springer: the Opera, performed by acting stars from past and present.

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