National Theatre's TIMON OF ATHENS, COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, et al. to Be Broadcast Live in 2012-13


The National Theatre will present the fourth season of National Theatre Live (NT Live), a successful initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over 750,000 people have now experienced the National's work on movie screens worldwide.

In addition to Mirren's unforgettable performance as Phédre, NT Live audiences around the globe have been treated to Rory Kinnear's acclaimed performance as Hamlet, Jonny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch's Best Actor Olivier award winning performances as Frankenstein & the Creature, James Corden's Tony-winning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors and many more.

Season four titles include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Last of the
Haussmans, Timon of Athens and The Count of Monte Cristo.

Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently. All listings are available at These live performances will be broadcast from The National Theatre in London. Additional titles for 2013 will be announced soon.

LIVE BROADCAST: SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities)
Mark Haddon's beloved and award winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens. Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this richly theatrical exploration of Haddon's touching and bleakly humorous story. The cast includes Niamh Cusack, Nick Sidi, Una Stubbs, Luke Treadaway, Nicola Walker.

LIVE BROADCAST: OCTOBER 11, 2012 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities)
Stephen Beresford's new play The Last of the Haussmans, directed by Howard Davies, examines the fate of the 1960s revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that's losing its grip. The cast includes Rory Kinnear, Matthew Marsh, Helen McCrory and Julie Walters.

LIVE BROADCAST: NOVEMBER 1, 2012 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities)
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Timon of Athens, Shakespeare's strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

LIVE BROADCAST: JANUARY 17, 2013 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities)
Alexandre Dumas' classic tale The Count of Monte Cristo is a theatrical adventure for family audiences. This production will be adapted by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), directed by Timothy Sheader.

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