Amphibian Stage Adds 'STREETCAR,' SKYLIGHT & More National Theatre Live Screenings to Season

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Amphibian Stage Adds 'STREETCAR,' SKYLIGHT & More National Theatre Live Screenings to Season

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced newly released screenings of National Theatre Live through early spring 2015, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Star-studded productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Medea, Skylight, an encore screening of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, John and Treasure Island will follow the previously-announced screenings of A Small Family Business and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

National Theatre Live's fifth season continues with:

A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
2 PM and 7 PM

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC's Great Expectations, Three Sisters at The Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace - but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

Medea
By Euripedes
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
2 PM and 7 PM

Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace.

It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripedes' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

Skylight
By David Hare
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2 PM and 7 PM

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London's West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Frankenstein
By Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelly
Wednesday and Thursday, December 17 - 18, 2014
2 PM and 7 PM

Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

John
Conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company's new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8's Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don't miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Treasure Island
By Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Bryony Lavery
Wednesday March 11, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015
1 PM

Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It's a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage begins.

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