Live Broadcasts

We are now presenting a season of live broadcasts from The National Theatre, NT Live associated theatres, The Royal Opera House (opera and Ballet), Glynebourne and other venues. Please note that live events are received via satellite and may be susceptible to certain technical issues and atmospheric conditions beyond our control. These are quite rare and we do our best to minimise their impact on the performance.

ROH presents a live broadcast of

Manon

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

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NT Live present a live broadcast of

Macbeth

Thursday 10th May 2018

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. By William Shakespeare Directed by Rufus Norris.

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Mathew Bournes production of

Cinderella

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

The Vaudeville Theatre present a live broadcast of

An Ideal Husband

Tuesday 5th June 2018

As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company. Starring Edward Fox, Frances Barber and Sally Bretton, it will be directed by Jonathan Church

 

ROH presents a live broadcast of

Swan Lake

Tuesday 12th June 2018

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.