New NT Live season announced
Posted on 23 July 2011
After a first successful season of National Theatre Live @ King’s, we are pleased to announce that the next season will begin on 15 September with a screening of One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden.
Since its launch in January, the NT Live @ King’s team, which is based in the Centre for e-Research, has worked with colleagues across King’s to bring NT Live's second season of plays to King's staff, students, alumni, the general public and school groups.
The collaboration with the NT is part of the innovative programme of events in the Anatomy Theatre & Museum (ATM) curated by Sheila Anderson, Director of the Centre for e-Research and Professor Alan Read, Department of English and Director of the Performance Foundation.
Fela! Was the first play to be screened at King’s in January, followed by sold-out broadcasts of King Lear and Frankenstein. The 2010-11 season at was brought to a close on 30 June with Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, organised in association with colleagues in Alumni & Community Relations. As well as the live screenings, several repeat screenings were organised in collaboration with schools and departments across King’s including Arts & Humanities, the Health Schools and Widening Participation.
Sheila Anderson said: ‘The NTLive series has demonstrated the best of King's in collaborating across departments, both academic and professional services, and illustrates how this type of innovation can offer new forms of engagement between the public and the College. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making the opening season a success.’
NT Live 2011-12 season
Thursday 15 September - One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding.
In Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. James Corden returns to the National for the first time since The History Boys to play Francis.
Thursday 6 October - The Kitchen
by Arnold Wesker
directed by Bijan Sheibani (an NT Associate Director)
Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries. The Kitchen puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.
Thursday 1 December - Collaborators
by John Hodge
Collaborators, opening in October is a new play by John Hodge (screenwriter of Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, The Beach) directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner. The play centres on an imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and the playwright Mikhail Bulgakov (best known for his novel The Master and Margarita); Alex Jennings (The Habit of Art) will play Bulgakov and Simon Russell Beale (London Assurance) will play Stalin.
In 2012 The Comedy of Errors will be broadcast on 1 March, there will also be a screening on 26 January, title to be announced.
Tickets are £15, £12.50 and £10 and can be purchased from the King’s estore.
All events will be advertised on the Anatomy Theatre & Museum website.
If you have any questions or wish to know more about the programme please get in touch with a member of the King's NTLive team:
Anna Ashton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Katrin Tiedau (email@example.com)
Richard Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org