[SCREENING] Esplande Presents NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
Catch some of the finest theatre productions on screen!
National Theatre Live is National Theatre’s groundbreaking initiative to broadcast theatre from the stages of National Theatre, Barbican and the West End to cinemas and screens around the world. Each performance is filmed live and screened at over 2,000 venues in more than 40 countries.
Follies | 29 September 3:30 PM
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary 1987 musical enjoyed a sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2017. Now, catch this glorious revival in all its colours and emotions as it screens at Esplanade this September.
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.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production, directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
Julius Caesar | 29 September 8:00 PM
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Filmed at The Bridge Theatre, London, Shakespeare’s political thriller about the assassination of a charismatic leader comes to the Esplanade screen.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production thrusts the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Date: 29 September 2018
Venue: The Esplanade
$22 / $27 (General)
$19 / $23 (Concession)
Tickets available via the Esplanade website here.