The Rialto Theatre kickstarts the new NT Live season, offering a unique opportunity to the local audience to watch the best of British theatre.
The first performance of the new season is Yann Martel's Life of Pi, a show suitable for the whole family, that will be shown on Sunday 3rd December at 6pm.
Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation by Lolita Chakrabarti of Yann’s Martel best-selling novel. After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is brought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens. A production from Simon Friend Entertainment.
Director: Max Webster
Cast: Hiran Abeysekera, Mina Anwar, Tom Espiner, Kirsten FosterRaj Ghatak, Nicholas Khan, Syreeta Kumar, Payal Mistry
Follows on January 10 the performance Romeo & Juliet, directed by Simon Godwin. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.
Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.
Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, Deborah Findlay.
With Greek and English subtitles. Tickets: € 12 / 8.
New performances from the National Theater Live will be added to the Rialto Theatre programme throughout 2024.