National Theatre Live Adds Two Shakespearean Classics, ‘Julius Caesar’ and ‘Macbeth,’ to Slate of U.S. Cinema Offerings This Spring
February 5, 2018
DENVER – February 5, 2018 – Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live have a full line-up of top London stage productions set for U.S. cinema audiences in early 2018. Newly added titles include director Nicholas Hytner’s Bridge Theatre production of “Julius Caesar” (March 22) and Rory Kinnear’s return to the National Theatre stage as the title role in “Macbeth” (May 17). These two titles are in addition to Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (February 22), captured live from London’s West End, and the fastest-selling show in London theatre history -- and most-watched NT Live broadcast -- “Hamlet” (March 8).
All four acclaimed shows will come to movie theaters nationwide as one-night events. “Julius Caesar” will broadcast at 7:30 p.m. local time, with all other titles screening at 7:00 p.m. local time.
Tickets for all NT Live titles can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Tony Award winning director Nicholas Hytner’s production of “Julius Caesar” will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. This thrilling show includes David Calder (Caesar), Ben Whishaw (Brutus), Michelle Fairley (Cassius) and David Morrissey (Mark Antony).
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled toward the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Olivier Award winning actor Rory Kinnear (“Young Marx,” “Othello”) and Olivier Award nominee Anne-Marie Duff (“Oil,” “Suffragette”) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Directed by the Artistic Director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris (“The Threepenny Opera,” “London Road”), “Macbeth” will be captured live and shown in cinemas on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
“We are excited to once again partner with BY Experience and NT Live," said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. "Bringing the best London-theatre to audiences in the U.S. with ‘Julius Caesar' and 'Macbeth' will give theatre fans the chance to witness Shakespeare's original work, featuring a modern take and stellar casts."