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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is delighted to present another season of National Theatre Live! National Theatre Live is a ground breaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world.

Recorded live from London's National Theatre and rebroadcast in high definition in the OLLI Building Classroom.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call OLLI offices at 910.962.4034.

Ticket Prices:

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

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Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Thursday, March 14

1 – 4:45 p.m.

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Antony and Cleopatra 

Allelujah!

by Alan Bennett

Friday, April 12

1 – 3:50 p.m. 

The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. 

One of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Alan Bennett’s plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

 

 Allelujah

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

By William Shakespeare

Friday, May 10

1 – 3:30 p.m.

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II in this visceral new production about the limits of power. It will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. 

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy

 Tragedy of King Richard

All About Eve

By Joseph L Mankiewicz

Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Thursday, May 23

2 - 4:15 p.m.

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

 All About Eve

I’m Not Running

by David Hare

Thursday, June 6

2 - 4:45 p.m. 

I’m Not Running is an explosive new political drama exploring personal choices and their public consequences, written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare (The Reader, The Hours, NT Live: Skylight).

The cast includes Siân Brooke (BBC Sherlock, BBC Doctor Foster), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time) and Alex Hassell (ITV Grantchester, BBC The Miniaturist).

Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the National Health Service (NHS), to becoming an independent Member of Parliament.

In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party.

As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision…

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