National Theatre Live adds ‘The Seagull’, ‘The Crucible’ and ‘Othello’ to winter season

The National Theatre has announced three new National Theatre Live (NT Live) productions that will be broadcast to audiences in cinemas in the UK and beyond this winter.



Emilia Clarke makes her West End debut in Anya Reiss‘ 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness, THE SEAGULL, directed by Jamie Lloyd, which will be broadcast on Thursday 3 November 2022 for Global release.

THE SEAGULL is currently running at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 10 September 2022 and will be filmed live from London’s West End.

A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

The full cast includes: Jason Barnett, Emilia Clarke, Robert Glenister, Tom Rhys Harries, Mika Onyx Johnson, Gerald Kyd, Daniel Monks, Sara Powell, Indira Varma and Sophie Wu.



Lyndsey Turner directs a contemporary new staging of Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power, THE CRUCIBLE, which will be broadcast to cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Thursday 26 January 2023 and internationally on Thursday 2 March 2023.

The production will star Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma) and will be captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power.  As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

THE CRUCIBLE will be designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy).



Clint Dyer will direct a new production of Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy, OTHELLO, which will be broadcast to cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Thursday 23 February 2023 and internationally on Thursday 27 April 2023.

The production will star Giles Terera, Rosy McEwen and Paul Hilton and will be filmed live on the Lyttelton stage of the National Theatre.

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.  Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.  

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