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Theatre inside the theatre – live!

October 22, 2010

You may have heard that National Theatre Live broadcasts certain performances to theatres. Get set for NTL’s second season.

From the release: La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the second production of National Theatre Live’s second season – broadcast live in high-definition at their beautiful theatre, Complicite’s A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney. A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be seen live on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 8pm at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada.
 
In NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE’s first venture outside London, A Disappearing Number, from the internationally acclaimed theatre company Complicite, will be broadcast live from the Theatre Royal, Plymouth to cinemas around the UK and worldwide on Friday, October 29.
 
A DISAPPEARING NUMBER won the Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Play.  It weaves together the story of two love affairs, separated by a century and a continent. The first happens now. The second is set in 1914. It tells of the heartbreaking collaboration between the greatest natural mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a penniless Brahmin from Madras in South India, and his British counterpart, the brilliant Cambridge don GH Hardy.
 
 With a haunting original score by Nitin Sawhney, this piece of startling visual poetry is a compelling meditation on love, mathematics and the pain of exile in an age when we think we can belong anywhere and have everything.
 
“We couldn’t have foreseen that the experimental National Theatre Live season would be such a hit with audiences around the world, who are hungry to see our work in their local cinema”, says Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre. “We’re delighted that we can confidently build on its success with a second season of broadcasts, and warmly welcome our partnerships with Complicite and the Donmar Warehouse.”

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to over 300 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield.  There are over 75 venues in the UK alongside venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Scandinavia and Europe.  The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.  
 
THE SEASON:
 
Complicite’s A DISAPPEARING NUMBER  October 29, 2010 – 8pm
In National Theatre Live’s first venture beyond London, A Disappearing Number, from the internationally acclaimed theatre company Complicite, will be broadcast from the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.  Conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, A DISAPPEARING NUMBER won the Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Play.  It weaves together the story of two love affairs, separated by a century and a continent. The first happens now. The second is set in 1914. It tells of the heartbreaking collaboration between the
greatest natural mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a penniless Brahmin from Madras in South India, and his British counterpart, the brilliant Cambridge don GH Hardy.
 
 
HAMLET   January 2, 2011 – 2pm
Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by Nicholas Hytner, will be broadcast from the National’s Olivier Theatre.  Following his celebrated performances at the National in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet; the cast also includes Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia). Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, sees his father’s ghost. Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father’s murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues.
 
 
 
FELA!  January 21, 2011 – 8pm
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.  Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.  Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T Jones’s 2010 Tony Award-winning choreography, this original new creation comes via Broadway to the National Theatre, where it will be broadcast live from the Olivier Theatre on 13 January. Sahr Ngaujah (who won an Obie Award for his performance as Fela Kuti) will lead a new cast for the London production.
 
Donmar Warehouse’s KING LEAR February 20, 2011 – 2pm
Derek Jacobi plays the title role in the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, directed by Michael Grandage, which will be broadcast from the Donmar’s home in London’s Covent Garden.  An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in western literature, KING LEAR explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.
 
FRANKENSTEIN  April 3, 2011 – 2pm
Danny Boyle’s new production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley, will be broadcast from the National’s Olivier Theatre.
 
THE CHERRY ORCHARD  July 22, 2011 – 8pm
Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard will be directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim.  Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya.

Subscriptions to this extraordinary season are now available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801. 
 
Single tickets are $20 per show and are available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801 or 714-994-6310
 
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.

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  1. Kristi C. permalink
    October 22, 2010 2:40 pm

    Thank you!

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