National Theatre Live arrives at KGS
We are delighted to announce we have become a public venue for National Theatre Live broadcasts.
From Friday 3rd February, our superb 200-seat theatre will welcome audiences to experience world-class NT Live performances from the comfort of this local venue. Each production is filmed in front of a live audience and cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium so that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ every time.
We can announce nine forthcoming productions, starting in February with Gemma Arterton playing the title role in ‘Saint Joan’. Daniel Radcliffe will headline in Stoppard's timeless play ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ broadcasting in April. In July we have the stunning, two-part production of Kushner's groundbreaking opus ‘Angels In America’ and Billie Piper's, award-winning performance in ‘Yerma’.
For younger audiences, JM Barrie’s much-loved tale ‘Peter Pan’, pre-recorded live at the National Theatre is coming to our screen in June. All are now online for booking via www.michaelfrayntheatre.com.
Mr Lehec commented: “We are delighted to open up our Performing Arts Centre and Theatre to the public and join a host of venues across the country who are part of the National Theatre Live family.
“As well as bringing the National Theatre to the heart of Kingston we are also delighted to announce that our theatre will be renamed The Michael Frayn Theatre, with support from Michael Frayn, an alumnus of Kingston Grammar School. Michael is a renowned, award-winning playwright, author and translator, and we are thrilled that he will be the patron of our Theatre. The official renaming will take place later this year.”
Booking is now open for the critically acclaimed Saint Joan directed by Josie Rouke featuring Gemma Arterton as Joan. Click www.kgs.org.uk/events/saint-joan to book your ticket.