Photo Coverage: NT50 - The National Theatre's Birthday Celebrations, With Dench, Mirren, And More!
This evening, Live From The National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage airs across the world!
Here are some shots from the production, all by Catherine Ashmore.
From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from The Mysteries to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road - join us for a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on our stages over the past five decades and directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Clive Rowe as Nicely-Nicely in the musical Guys and Dolls (a role he played in the productionâ€s revival at the NT in 1996, having first been produced there in 1982)
A scene from The Mysteries: medieval mystery plays in a version by Tony Harrison (originally performed at the NT in 1985 and revived in 1999) with Lucian Msamati, Aaron Neil, Junix Inocian, Anthony O'Donnell, Richard Ridings, Michelle Terry, Edward Baruwa and Lyndsey Marshal
Sir Derek Jacobi as the Ghost in Hamlet (he played Laertes in the NT's opening production of Hamlet in 1963)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (the play was first performed at the National Theatre in 1967 with John Stride and Edward Petherbridge in the title roles)
Dame Helen Mirren as Christine in Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill (which she originally played at the NT in 2003)