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July 2020

  • The final production from the National Theatre At Home. Available until Thursday 23rd July.

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    Vienna: the music capital of the world.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.

    Peter Shaffer’s iconic play had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, winning multiple Olivier and Tony awards before being adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

    In this new production, directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, The World of Extreme Happiness), Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, 'Master Harold’… and the boys) plays Salieri – with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

    • Thu 16 Jul 7:30 PM
  • Helen McCrory stars in the latest National Theatre At Home production, available for a limited time only.

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    A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

    When Hester Collyer (Helen McCrory) is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.

    Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

    • Thu 9 Jul 7:00 PM
  • The latest offering available from The Shows Must Go On

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    Inspired by the record breaking London Palladium production, this version stars Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. A lively and colourful journey through Ancient Egypt, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the rags to riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. Spectacular visuals and an enchanting score packed with hit songs including Close Every Door to Me, Go Go Go Joseph and Any Dream Will Do make this a dream of a show for the entire family.

     

    • Fri 10 Jul 7:00 PM
  • The National Theatre reveals their latest production you can watch at home

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    An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.

    Yaël Farber (Mies Julie, Nirbhaya) directs the final play by Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun): a brave, illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.

    This play is about imperialism, racism, and colonialism and contains some scenes of racially motivated violence, that some people may find distressing.

    This archive recording was captured by the National Theatre in 2016.

    • Thu 2 Jul 7:30 PM
  • Experience Michael Flatley's spectacular dance show for a limited time only!

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    Tune in to The Shows Must Go On YouTube Channel this Friday, to experience Michael Flatley's spectacular dance show Celtic Tiger! The international dancing master returns with another stage performance, taking as his subject the history and spirit of his native Ireland and its long traditions of music and dance. 

     
    • Fri 3 Jul 7:00 PM