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Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage

In a once-in-a-lifetime performance, some of the greatest stars ever seen on stage come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre.

The National Theatre first opened its doors in 1963 at the Old Vic, under Laurence Olivier. Now, 800 productions later, a cast of 100 perform live some of the most memorable, ground-breaking, controversial and best-loved scenes from those brilliant plays. From Hamlet to The History Boys, from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to Jerry Springer the Opera, from Guys and Dolls to War Horse, this unique event will combine rare glimpses from the archive and live scenes starring many of the most acclaimed actors who have ever performed at the National Theatre. Under the direction of Sir Nicholas Hytner the remarkable cast take us on a thrilling journey through the last five decades in an extraordinary evening of theatre.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Nov 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
ActorJames Corden
ActorBenedict Cumberbatch
ActorJudi Dench
ActorRalph Fiennes
ActorDerek Jacobi
ActorHelen Mirren
ActorMaggie Smith
ActorRoger Allam
ActorSimon Russell Beale
ActorFrances de la Tour
ActorChristopher Eccleston
ActorAlex Jennings
ActorRory Kinnear
ActorAdrian Lester
ActorAnna Maxwell Martin
ActorAndrew Scott
ActorPenelope Wilton
DirectorNicholas Hytner
Executive ProducerPhil Dolling
Executive ProducerDavid Sabel
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