National Theatre Live is the groundbreaking project by London’s National Theatre to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.  The RBFS will present each broadcast “as live” at a later date, after it is captured as it occurs in London. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theater, and cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of the production.  Where the cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.

 

 

 

Amadeus

Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 pm

Admission: Members $18,

Advance online reservations for Saturday's screening are now closed.
Available seats will be sold at the door 30 minutes before starting time.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Music. Power. Jealousy. Amadeus is Peter Shaffer’s iconic play from the National Theatre, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. This twenty-piece orchestra plays live on-stage throughout the play and is fully integrated into the action, bringing Mozart’s music to life. This production is a lush, high-voltage theatrical spectacle.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it premiered at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Amadeus is a stunning piece of theater with two rich central roles. Lucian Msamati is an excellent Salieri. He makes it clear that his attack on Mozart is an extension of his war with a God by whom he feels personally betrayed. He beats himself in anguish, not least because he is the sole person in Vienna capable of appreciating Mozart’s genius. Adam Gillen perfectly captures Mozart’s whinny, foul-mouthed giddiness and the belief in his own gifts. The opulent production works superbly because it places the human drama in the seething context of a music-dominated society.

Time Out states, “Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival.” The Evening Standard gives the production 5 stars and says, “A soaring song of genius and jealousy.” (Runtime 3 hrs. 30 min, including an intermission).


National Theatre Live continues with . . .

 

Saint Joan

Monday, March 13 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 


Hedda Gabler

Monday, April 24 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map