National Theatre Live in partnership with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre of Great Britain's initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide. NTL has allowed us to see the legendary Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth, bask in the glory of Hollywood favorite Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein, and discover the amazing adaptation of the novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Plus, we love any excuse to hang out at The Modern after hours. 

National Theatre Live at The Modern is presented by the Jill and Charles Fischer Foundation

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Saturday, December 2, 2017

November 29, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | December 2, 1:00 PM

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. 

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes with a 20 minute intermission

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 to Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 10, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | January 13, 1:00 PM

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. The young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. 

The running time is approximately 3 hours including a 15 minute intermission. 

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to Saturday, January 27, 2018

January 24, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | January 27, 1:00 PM

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Directed by Dominic Cooke, this legendary musical features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 7, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | March 10, 1:00 PM

This new comedy, starring Rory Kinnear, is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. It’s 1850, and Karl Heinrich Marx, Europe’s most feared socialist, is hiding in Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 28, 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM | March 31, 1:00 PM

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation GameFrankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. 

The running time is approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018

April 18, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | April 21, 1:00 PM

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome, and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw (The Lobster), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), David Calder (The Lost City of Z), and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead).

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 2, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | May 5, 1:00 PM 

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is the real one? Directed by Benedict Andrews, this twentieth century masterpiece is a ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starring Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, and Colm Meaney.

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