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Stage Plays
The British National Theatre Live in Castlebar
By Mayo Movie World
2, Oct 2010 - 19:19

The National Theatre

Southbank, London

Live at Mayo Movie World


Mayo Movie World, Castlebar are proud to be part of the second season of "NT LIVE" a season of plays live from the National Theatre, Southbank London. When "NT LIVE" began last year nobody could have fore cast the huge reaction it would receive around the world, in total last year NT LIVE was watched by 165,000 people in 22 countries, people were really eager to see the work of The National Theatre in the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of their local cinema.

The second season's line up includes, for the first time, two collaborations with other British theatre companies: Complicite and the Donmar Warehouse, whose productions of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER and KING LEAR will be filmed respectively at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth and the Donmar's home theatre in London. Also featured in the new season are Fela!, Frankenstein, The Cherry Orchard,

"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 begins with Complicite's -A Disappearing Number



October 14th at 7.00pm

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.


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