National Theatre Live, which broadcasts live productions across cinema screens worldwide, captured its largest audience to date with a record-breaking 110,000 people watching the live broadcast of Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in the play The Audience
Peter Morgan’s play, performed at London’s Gielgud Theatre, was seen by nearly 30,000 people in North America and nearly 80,000 people in the United Kingdom, a record for the four-year-old National Theatre initiative which began with a screening of Phedre that also starred Mirren.
The response has prompted more immediate encore screenings. In North America, there are 700 screenings scheduled throughout the summer, with additional encores to be added. In the UK, nearly 800 screenings will take place in total.
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Next in the NT Live season is the Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh.
To find your nearest venue and to book tickets visit ntlive.com