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"Phedre": National Theatre Live (Encore Screening)
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435 reviews
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attended Oct 22 2010

Movie delivers excellent stage drama

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66 reviews
218 stars
attended Oct 22 2010

Aboluteley Wonderful Experience !! Our first time with hi-def from the NT & they did a remarkable job. The camerawork was excellent & did not make the theatre experience anything like a movie. We felt every bit as much in attendance at a play as...continued

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10 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 22 2010

The play was outstanding. The actors were very strong-especially Helen Mirren! The audience obviously loved the theatre; they were very receptive to what was happening on stage. Last but not least was the quality and size of the screen that...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Outstanding acting, direction and set design bring a classic tragedy powerfully to life.” —Sunday Times
“When Dominic Cooper and Helen Mirren appear onstage together…the moment is electric.” —Evening Standard


This is a high-definition cinema presentation projected on a large screen with high quality audio in a Performing Arts Center.

Helen Mirren plays the title role Nicholas Hytner’s highly acclaimed production of _Phedre _by Jean Racine, in a version by Ted Hughes, with a cast also led by Dominic Cooper and Margaret Tyzack. Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson and believing Theseus, her absent husband, to be dead, Phèdre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare. When Theseus returns alive and well, Phèdre fearing exposure, accuses her stepson of rape. The result is carnage.

National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to over 300 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield. There are over 75 venues in the UK alongside venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Scandinavia and Europe. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.

This screening heralds the second season of National Theatre LIve the NT’s groundbreaking initiative to broadcast live performances of plays to cinemas and performing arts venues around the world. The first season was seen by over 165,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries.