Wednesday, June 19, 2013

War Horse and Macbeth, Starring Kenneth Branagh, Will Be Featured in National Theatre Live's 2013-14 Season (PLAYBILL)By Carey Purcell 17 Jun 2013

Kenneth Branagh

The 2013-14 season of National Theatre Live will feature the first screening of War Horse and several Shakespeare plays.

The season will feature the National's new production of Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Nicholas Hytner, which will air Sept. 26; the Manchester International Festival's production of Macbeth, starring Kenneth Branagh, will be broadcast live in the UK on July 20 and internationally on Oct. 17 and a 50th Anniversary celebration of the National Theatre will be broadcast live from the National on Nov. 2.

The Donmar Warehouse's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, directed by Josie Rourke, will broadcast live on Jan. 30, 2014; and the National's internationally acclaimed production of War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris in association with Handspring Puppet Company, will be broadcast live from the West End for the first time ever in 2014, with specific dates to be announced at a later time.


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