National Theatre - LIVE

LU Arts and Flix Present National Theatre Live,
high quality theatre performances broadcast live from London.

Date: Tuesday 16th September 2014

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

Theatre company Young Vic will take on Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire, which will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. 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.

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. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning piece Three Sisters.

Five stars: An absolute knock-out. Raw, emotional and deeply unsettling. Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career – Daily Telegraph.

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Date: Thursday 30th October 2014

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) have jointly won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in 2012 for their performances in Frankenstein, alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

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Date: Tuesday 9th December 2014

Time: 8.00pm Venue: Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

Age Range: 18+ (contains adult themes, strong language and nudity)

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four award-winning films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards. Their 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 and named by the UK Critics' Circle as one of the 100 most influential people in the arts over the last 100 years, interviewed more than 50 men for this production. He asked 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. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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Date: Thursday 22nd January 2015

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

Age Range: 10+

This Live broadcast from the National Theatre features Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, a story of murder, money and mutiny. It is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, known for her successful and award-winning 1998 play Frozen.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

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