National Theatre Live adds productions of 'Julius Caesar,' 'Macbeth'
Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live have a full lineup 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), starring David Calder, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley and David Morrissey, and Rory Kinnear’s return to the National Theatre stage in the title role of Macbeth (May 17).
These two titles are in addition to Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Feb. 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 arrive in nearly 500 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 p.m. local time.
Tickets for all NT Live titles can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theatre box offices.
“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."