Thursday 12 September 2019
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall

In collaboration with the Megaron (The Athens Concert Hall) and the British Embassy in Athens, we proudly present the pioneering global National Theatre project, NT Live.

NT Live gives an international audience of tens of thousands people around the world the opportunity to attend a satellite broadcast of selected productions presented by London’s internationally acclaimed theatre company.

We lift the curtain on NT Live in Athens and invite you to a series of screenings of the best of British theatre broadcast live at the Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall.

William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

29 October 2019, 21.00
‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations ... with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Bridge Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Fleabag

12 September 2019, 21.30
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

This award-winning, hilarious, one-woman show inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, which recently received 11 Emmy award nominations.

Age recommendation: 15+

Live broadcast from Wyndham’s Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Arthur Miller: All My Sons

14 May 2019, 21.00
Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Live broadcast from The Old Vic in London, with English subtitles

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz: All about Eve

11 April 2019, 21.00
All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve ... don’t you ...?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the play The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, with Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) in the leading roles.

Live broadcast from Noel Coward Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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David Hare: I’m Not Running

5 February 2019, 21.00
David Hare’s explosive new play, set in a very different 2018, portrays personal choices and their public consequences, through a twenty year intimate friendship.

Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS, to becoming an independent MP. In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party. As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Lyttelton Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

24 January 2019, 21.00
Α visceral new production about the limits of power directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard IΙ.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Almeida Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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William Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra

6 December 2018, 21.00
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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Alan Bennett: The Madness of George III

29 November 2018, 21.00
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Nottingham Playhouse, with English subtitles

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William Shakespeare: King Lear

5 & 23 October 2018, 21.00
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Τhis Chichester Festival Theatre production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play, featuring Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Duke of York’s Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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William Shakespeare: Macbeth

17 May 2018, 21.00
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

8 March 2018, 21.00
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Directed by Benedict Andrews, starring Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Please note that the stage production has an age guidance of 15 and over.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Apollo Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Richard Bean & Clive Coleman: Young Marx

7 December 2017, 21.00
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

1850 and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Live broadcast from the Βridge Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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James Goldman – Stephen Sondheim: Follies

16 November 2017, 21.00
Directed by Dominic Cooke, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production, featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Simon Stone: Yerma
after Federico García Lorca

12 October 2017, 21.00
The extraordinary Billie Piper plays a woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Simon Stone creates a radical new production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Young Vic Theatre in London, with English subtitles

Please note that the performance includes strobe lighting and strong language.

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29 June 2017, 21.00
The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation; A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike; A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Edward Albee: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

18 May 2017, 21.00
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), Luke Treadaway (The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

Live broadcast from the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

27 April 2017, 21.00
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

20 April 2017, 21.00
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Live broadcast from the Old Vic in London, with English subtitles

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Henrik Ibsen: Hedda Gabler

9 March 2017, 21.00
Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free ...

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Live broadcast from the Lyttelton Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Bernard Shaw: Saint Joan

16 February 2017, 21.00
From the torment of the Hundred Years' War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.

Suitable for 12yrs+

Live broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse in London, with English subtitles

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Peter Shaffer: Amadeus

2 February 2017, 21.00
Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

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

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Harold Pinter: No Man’s Land

15 December 2016, 21.00
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Live broadcast from the Wyndham’s Theatre in London, with English subtitles

Suitable for 15yrs+

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Terence Rattigan: The Deep Blue Sea

2 November 2016, 21.00
Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London, 1952. When Hester Collyer 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.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Lyttelton Theatre, with English subtitles

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Martin McDonagh: Hangmen

3 March 2016, 21.00
Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End of London with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play, Hangmen.

Ιn his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Among the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Live broadcast from Wyndham’s Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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William Shakespeare: As you like it

29 February 2016, 21.00
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London, with Greek subtitles

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Christopher Hampton: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

28 January 2016, 21.00
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary. The cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).

Live transmission from the Donmar Warehouse in London, with English subtitles

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Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

8 December 2015, 21.00
From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Live transmission from the Lyttelton Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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William Shakespeare: Hamlet

15 & 20 October 2015, 21.00
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Live transmission from the Barbican Centre in London, with Greek subtitles

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Bernard Shaw: Man and Superman

14 May 2015, 21.00
A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live, and features Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes in the leading role as Jack Tanner.

Live transmission from the Lyttelton Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Tom Stoppard: The Hard Problem

20 April 2015, 21.00
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is 'the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask?

Pre-recorded broadcast from London’s Dorfman Theatre, with English subtitles

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Arthur Miller: A View from the Bridge

2 April 2015, 21.00
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. Mark Strong as Eddie Carbone.

Pre-recorded broadcast from London’s West End of a Young Vic production, with English subtitles

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

12 March 2015, 21.00
Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

Beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Live transmission from the Olivier Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Treasure Island

22 January 2015, 21.00
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Suitable for 10 years+.

Live transmission from the National Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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JOHN: A dance theatre work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson

9 December 2014, 22.00
DV8 Physical Theatre’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching.

Live transmission from the Lyttelton Theatre in London, with English subtitles

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Please note that JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18 years+.

John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men

10 November 2014, 21.00
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner (1962) John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Pre-recorded broadcast, with Greek subtitles

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David Hare: Skylight

30 October 2014, 21.00
On a bitterly cold London evening, school teacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Pre-recorded broadcast from London’s West End, with English subtitles

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Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

16 September 2014, 21.00
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Tennessee William’s classic play is a struggle between romance and realism, between the primitive and chivalry, and between desire and loneliness.

Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

Live broadcast from the Young Vic, with Greek subtitles

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4 September 2014, 21.00
Euripides’ powerful tragedy is presented in a new version by Ben Power and directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in an astonishing performance.

Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre, with English subtitles

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A small family business

20 June 2014, 21.00
A small family business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Α riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, and the transformation of a man with ideals and principles when coming into contact with the corrupt world around him. Directed by Adam Penford, with Nigel Lindsay and Debra Gillett in the leading roles.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Olivier Theatre, with English subtitles

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King Lear

3 May 2014, 21.00
Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the Olivier Theatre, with Greek subtitles

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War Horse

10 March 2014, 21.00
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse is based on the celebrated novel by the Children’s Laureate (2003–05) Michael Morpurgo. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.

Adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Pre-recorded broadcast from the New London Theatre, Drury Lane, with English subtitles

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30 January 2014, 21.00
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Live broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse, with Greek subtitles

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22 October 2013, 21.00
Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, this electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) as Macbeth and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth.

The screening will be in English with Greek subtitles.

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This House

18 June 2013, 21.00
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and, on occasion, bend the rules to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the mother of all Parliaments.

'A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born.' The Times

The screening will be in English with English subtitles.

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21 March 2013, 21.00
Britain's most celebrated comic playwright, Alan Bennett, debuts his hilarious new play at the National Theatre. Nicholas Hytner directs a cast including Tony and Olivier Award-winner Frances de la Tour.

Live broadcast from the National Theatre, with English subtitles

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The Magistrate

7 February 2013, 21.00
Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow takes the title role and Olivier Award-winner Nancy Carroll plays the role of his wife, Agatha, in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader.

The screening will be in English with English subtitles.

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Timon of Athens

1 November 2012, 21.00
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare's strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.

Live broadcast from the National Theatre, with English and Greek subtitles

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The Last of the Haussmans

11 October 2012, 21.00
The new play by Stephen Beresford presents a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that's losing its grip.

Live broadcast from the National Theatre, with English subtitles

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

6 September 2012, 21.00
Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, and brought to you live in Athens from the Cottesloe Theatre in London.

The screening will be in English with English subtitles.

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She Stoops to Conquer

29 March 2012, 21.00
One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

Live broadcast from the National Theatre, with English subtitles

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The Comedy of Errors

1 March 2012, 21.00
Shakespeare's furiously paced comedy is staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time. Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale.

Live broadcast from the National Theatre, with Greek subtitles

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Travelling Light

16 February 2012, 21.00
Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in the American film industry during Hollywood’s golden age. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, with award-winning Antony Sher. Recorded performance by the National Theatre (on 9 February).

The screening will be in English with English subtitles.

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1 December 2011, 21.00
This new play by John Hodge (screenwriter of Trainspotting), directed by Nicholas Hytner, depicts an imaginary encounter between Josef Stalin and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama. Actors: Alex Jennings (as Bulgakov), Simon Russell Beale (as Stalin)

The screening will be in English with English subtitles.

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The Kitchen

6 October 2011, 21.00
1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans. Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up.

The screening will be in English with English subtitles.

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One Man, Two Guvnors

15 September 2011, 21.00
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean is a hilarious modern comedy based on Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, directed by Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director of the National Theatre.

'One of the funniest productions in the National's history.' Guardian

The screening will be in English with English subtitles.

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The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

30 June 2011, 21.00
Directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker in the lead role.

Frankenstein by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel

17 March 2011, 21.00
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic tale of a man-made monster seeking acceptance from society in light of his ghastly appearance and strange upbringing. This new version of Mary Shelley’s novel by playwright Nick Dear, will be directed by the Oscar winning Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting).

The screening will be in English without Greek subtitles.

King Lear by William Shakespeare

25 February 2011, 21.00
'The best King Lear of all times' in a critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production, directed by Michael Grandage, with Derek Jacobi in the lead role. One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.

'A tremendous Lear to be ranked with those of Paul Scofield and John Wood', according to the Guardian.

The screening will be in English with Greek subtitles (translation by Dionisis Kapsalis).


For tickets (€14, students €7) and information, please contact the Megaron Box Office:

Box office Vas. Sofias Avenue & Kokkali Street, 115 21 Athens
8 Omirou Street, 105 64 Athens
Telephone +30 210 728 2333
Group bookings +30 210 728 2367

What is National Theatre Live?

Using the possibilities arising from new technology, NT Live aims to give unparalleled access to the best of British talent to audiences around the world. Renowned globally for its vibrant arts scene, British theatre combines a time-honoured theatrical tradition that goes back to Shakespearean times with fresh and dynamic work. NT Live is the brainchild of current National Theatre Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner and Producer David Sabel, who wanted to push the boundaries of the traditional theatre experience and give audiences who would not normally be able to access British theatre the chance to experience it first-hand.


For further information about the National Theatre Live in Greece, please contact Maria Papaioannou:


+30 210 369 2336