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Film Review: National Theatre Live: Fleabag proves Phoebe Waller-Bridge in raw form is a force to be reckoned with

October 8, 2019

If you’ve been living under a rock you may have missed all the buzz about Fleabag. The British comedy-drama, written and created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge that follows a young woman known as “Fleabag” navigating life and love in London whilst trying to cope with tragedy. Waller-Bridge stars as the titular character who will often break […]

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Film Review: The Madness of King George III proves that a mad world can be fit for a king

December 10, 2018

The Brian Jonestown Massacre once said, ‘Thank God for mental illness.’ English playwright, Alan Bennett shares this sentiment. His dark comedy, The Madness of King George III has been revived at Nottingham Playhouse and will be broadcast around the world for NT Live. In short, it offers an enjoyable history lesson and proves that no […]

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Review: NT Live’s Peter Pan Breathes Some Much Needed Fairy Dust on a Classic

November 23, 2017

All children, except one, grew up. At least, that is what J.M Barrie would have us believe. However, as I sat in a darkened cinema full of a mix of elderly retirees, bright-eyed children and University students all laughing unabashedly at the sight of a bald adult male playing Tinkerbell, I couldn’t help but disagree. […]

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Review: National Theatre Live puts on their best work yet with YERMA (In Select Cinemas from October 14th)

October 6, 2017

Oftentimes, a contemporary theatrical work can leave a strong impression on an audience, but none more so than the modern-day adaptation of Federico García Lorca‘s YERMA. Directed and re-written by Australian Simon Stone is a radical production of this intense Lorca masterpiece. Starring Billie Piper in her Olivier Award-winning role, and joined by acclaimed Australian actor Brendan Cowell sees the […]

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National Theatre Live’s Angels in America is an eight hour epic that will leave you speechless

September 9, 2017

As part of the National Theatre Live broadcasts, we have been privy to some of the West End’s most prestigious plays from playwrights that span far and wide. However, Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play Angels in America is something else. You will never see anything like this in your life. Ever. Directed by Olivier and Tony award winner […]

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National Theatre Live pulls out all the stops for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (In Select Cinemas from August 19th)

August 18, 2017

If ever there was a play to see in your lifetime it has to be Edward Albee‘s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright creates work that errs on the edge of voyeurism and what reality actually is. Funnily, when people asked Albee what this famous classic was about, he often said it was about […]

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Review: Live from The Old Vic starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead hits Australian cinemas

June 21, 2017

Get yourself ready for an evening of belly laughs and deep concentration because absurdism is back, and it is better than ever! Tom Stoppard‘s groundbreaking 20th century absurdist play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and thanks to the National Theatre Live, you are able to see it fresh from its […]

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National Theatre Live has done it again, this time with Hedda Gabler (In Select Cinemas from 1st April)

March 26, 2017

I officially have a new hobby – seeing any National Theatre Live film that comes to Australia. This is a genius concept that has been going on for a number of years but this particular viewing was my first time. Imagine being able to see the best of British theatre at the cinemas?! Genius I tell […]

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Film Review: National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land (UK, 2017) starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart

January 30, 2017

National Theatre Live in conjunction with Sharmill Films are once again bringing Australian cinema-goers a chance to experience the magic of the theatre. This time with Harold Pinter’s acclaimed play No Man’s Land, starring the incomparable Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. After a successful hit run in Broadway USA, the play returns to […]

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To see or not to see? Hamlet to show encore screenings in September

August 15, 2016

National Theatre Live‘s London performance of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will return to the big screen across Australia in September. Originally recorded in 2015, the Shakespearian classic will show in cinemas for a limited time only. The production was directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. The production also stars  Barry […]

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