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Medea today

Actor Helen McCrory, writer Ben Power and director Carrie Cracknell talk about Euripides’ Medea as a contemporary story and how it is still a relevant play for today.

Medea broadcasts live to cinemas world-wide on 4 September. Find your nearest venue.

Medea broadcasts live to cinemas tonight, 4 September.

Helen McCrory takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.
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Helen McCrory in conversation

Helen McCrory talks to Genista McInosh about her preparation to play Medea and reflects on her acting career.

Medea broadcasts live to cinemas on 4 September. Find your nearest venue.

The Young Vic’s highly anticipated production of the timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby broadcasts live to cinemas worldwide on 16 September.

Photos by Johan Persson.

Here’s the scene inside the NT Live truck on Broadway right now as we prepare to film Of Mice and Men tonight.

We hope everyone involved enjoys this very special performance!

Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced soon. Sign up for updates: https://secure.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntliveRegister

First great reviews for Medea in today. Here’s what the Daily Telegraph had to say…

★★★★
‘Helen McCrory gives the performance of her career’
'Thrilling and merciless'
'The music by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp remorselessly ratchets up the tension'
'Leaves you feeling both appalled and strangely elated'

Read the full review above

We’re wishing broken legs to all involved in tonight’s press performance of Medea at the National Theatre. We can’t wait for our 4 Sept broadcast!Book now Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store…

We’re wishing broken legs to all involved in tonight’s press performance of Medea at the National Theatre. We can’t wait for our 4 Sept broadcast!

Book now 

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store…

NEW BROADCAST NEWS:We are thrilled to announce that on 16 SEPTEMBER 2014, we will bring the fastest-selling production in the history of London’s Young Vic Theatre, their new production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella - live to cinemas around the world. Venues on sale soon. 
Sign up for email updates:https://secure.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntliveRegister

NEW BROADCAST NEWS:

We are thrilled to announce that on 16 SEPTEMBER 2014, we will bring the fastest-selling production in the history of London’s Young Vic Theatre, their new production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella - live to cinemas around the world. 

Venues on sale soon.

Sign up for email updates:https://secure.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntliveRegister

Only a couple of days until we broadcast the highly-acclaimed West End production of Skylight to UK cinemas (international screenings from 23 Oct).

Tickets selling fast - find your nearest venue

NEW BROADCAST NEWS:We’ll broadcast JOHN, a co-production with DV8, conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, live to cinemas on Tuesday 9 December at 8pm. (JOHN is suitable for 18yrs+)Find out more: http://ow.ly/yEPnY And on Thursday 22 January, we’ll broadcast the National Theatre’s new staging of Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling Treasure Island (with a half-term encore at UK venues on Wednesday 18 February).Find out more: http://ow.ly/yEPfzTickets for these exciting new broadcasts will be on sale from 17 July. Venues announced soon.

NEW BROADCAST NEWS:

We’ll broadcast JOHN, a co-production with DV8, conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, live to cinemas on Tuesday 9 December at 8pm. (JOHN is suitable for 18yrs+)

Find out more: http://ow.ly/yEPnY 

And on Thursday 22 January, we’ll broadcast the National Theatre’s new staging of Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling Treasure Island (with a half-term encore at UK venues on Wednesday 18 February).

Find out more: http://ow.ly/yEPfz

Tickets for these exciting new broadcasts will be on sale from 17 July. Venues announced soon.