National Theatre Live to screen Barbican & Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s ‘OBSESSION’, starring Jude Law

National Theatre Live broadcast for Barbican/Toneelgroep Amsterdam production of


Wednesday 19 April – Saturday 20 May 2017, Barbican Theatre

NT Live broadcast: Thursday 11 May 2017, 7pm

Relaxed Screening: NT Live Encore, Barbican Cinema 3: Friday 19 May 2017, 2pm

 Obsession, starring Jude Law and directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove, will be broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre, in partnership with National Theatre Live, to cinemas around the world on Thursday 11 May 2017.

The Barbican/Toneelgroep Amsterdam production sees Jude Law play the magnetically handsome, down-at-heel Gino in a new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film of the same name.

Priority booking to screenings in the Barbican Cinemas opens to Barbican Members today and to the public on Thursday 23 February.

Members of the public should visit the NT Live website ( over the coming weeks to check their local cinema screening.

In Obsession, drifter Gino, powerful and graceful as a puma, encounters Giuseppe and his much younger, trapped wife Giovanna at their roadside restaurant and petrol station.

He and Giovanna are so irresistibly attracted to one another they begin an affair while plotting to murder her husband.

But the crime does not unite them in this chilling story where passion can lead only to destruction.

The cast is Jude Law, Robert de Hoog, Chukwudi Iwuji, Aysha Kala, Halina Reijn, and Gijs Scholten van Aschat.

Obsession receives its world premiere in the Barbican Theatre and runs from Wednesday 19 April–Saturday 20 May 2017.

After the London run, Obsession tours to Halle E, at the Vienna Festival (Wed 31 May–Sat 3 Jun), Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, as part of Holland Festival (Thu 8–Sun 18 Jun), and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Fri 23–Sun 25 Jun).

Obsession is produced by the Barbican and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions.

For more information, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

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