Stage

From the Live Stage to the Screen

We bring the best of stage to cinemas across Canada! You’ll see productions from London’s West End and National Theatre to Comédie Française from Paris, Stratford Festival in Ontario and New York’s Broadway.


Macbeth - National Theatre Live Encore

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Anne-Marie Duff

Synopsis: The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Showtimes:
June 20, 2018
June 24, 2018

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches - National Theatre Live

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, James McArdle, Russell Tovey

Synopsis: America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony® award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992. This production was originally broadcast live in cinemas on July 20, 2017.

Showtimes:
June 19, 2018

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika - National Theatre Live

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, James McArdle, Russell Tovey

Synopsis: America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony® award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part Two: Perestroika was first performed at the National Theatre in 1993. This production was originally broadcast live in cinemas on July 27, 2017.

Showtimes:
June 26, 2018
July 21, 2018

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - National Theatre Live

Cast: Niamh Cusack, Nick Sidi, Una Stubbs, Luke Treadaway, Nicola Walker

Synopsis: 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. Originally broadcast in 2012.

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. Originally broadcast in 2012.

Showtimes:
July 4, 2018
July 6, 2018
July 8, 2018

Yerma - National Theatre Live

Cast: Billie Piper

Synopsis: The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval. Originally broadcast in 2017. Five stars "Brutal yet ferociously funny", Metro. "Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca", The Observer. "A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic", The Independent.

Showtimes:
August 11, 2018
August 16, 2018
August 30, 2018

An American in Paris - The Musical

Cast: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young, Jane Asher

Synopsis: Called a “TRIUMPH!” by the New York Times, this musical extravaganza about love, hope and living your dreams, has taken the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from UK critics. With gorgeous Gershwin tunes (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and show-stopping choreography, this breathtakingly beautiful new musical is inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film and tells the impassioned story of an American GI discovering art, friendship and love in the ‘City of Light’ in 1945.

Showtimes:
September 20, 2018
September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018
September 26, 2018

An Ideal Husband
By Oscard Wilde

Director: Jonathan Church

Cast: Frances Barber, Edward Fox

Synopsis: The Rolls Royce of British comedies, An Ideal Husband centres on a scandal at the heart of British politics. Ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his dishonest past and financial deception. Directed by Jonathan Church, the talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward and Freddie Fox, Frances Barber, Nathaniel Parker, Sally Bretton and Susan Hampshire.

Showtimes:
September 29, 2018
October 3, 2018

Julie - National Theatre Live
By Polly Stenham after Strindberg

Director: Carrie Cracknell

Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Eric Kofi Abrefa

Synopsis: Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. Running time: approx. 120 minutes.

Showtimes:
October 13, 2018
October 17, 2018
October 18, 2018

Frankenstein – National Theatre Live

Director: Danny Boyle

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Synopsis: Frankenstein returns to international cinemas this Halloween, to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. 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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale. Running time: 135 minutes.

Showtimes:
Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature
October 22, 2018
October 24, 2018
October 28, 2018
Jonny Lee Mlller as the Creature
October 21, 2018
October 29, 2018

King Lear - National Theatre Live
By William Shakespeare

Director: Jonathan Munby

Cast: Ian McKellen

Synopsis: Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.. Running time: approx. 220 minutes.

Showtimes:
Live: September 27, 2018
October 21, 2018
October 25, 2018
November 24, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde

Cast: Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift

Synopsis: A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be in cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. Don’t miss the final instalment of Classic Spring’s ‘deliciously charming’ (Sunday Times) Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright.

Showtimes:
November 8, 2018
November 9, 2018

The Madness of George III - National Theatre Live
By Alan Bennett

Director: Adam Penford

Cast: Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough

Synopsis: Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. Running time: approx. 210 minutes.

Showtimes:
December 20, 2018
December 22, 2018


* Presentations may not be available at all participating theatres for all advertised dates.