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.

 

 


Follies

Saturday, January 20 at 12:30pm
Monday, January 22 at 12:30 pm
Tuesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. . 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. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

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

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, Follies, is staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies girls in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke. The original Broadway production was the winner of 7 tony awards.

It’s New York, 1971 and 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. They sing and dance their old numbers and confront past regrets and misplaced hopes. This is a look at the decay of American show business and the dangers of living in the past.

Independent gives the production 5 stars and says it is “jaw-droppingly great.”Metro proclaims it is “a perfect production” and Guardian states “Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner.” (Rated: PG-13, Runtime 2 hours and 36 minutes, with no intermission). *Please note that this performance of Follies includes strobe lighting.


 

 


Young Marx

Saturday, February 24, at 12:30 pm
Monday, February 26 at 12:30 pm
Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. . Reservations can be purchased online here (coming soon) or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

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

From the writing team of the smash-hit One Man, Two Guvnors, comes the raucous new comedy Young Marx. The year is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke and restless, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary (Rory Kinnear) is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels (Oliver Chris) in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx. [2018, UK, Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes, including an intermission, Rated: R].

Paul Taylor of The Independent calls the play a, “wily, fast-paced comedy,” and the production, “sharp, spry.” While Matt Trueman of Variety.com singles out Kinnear’s performance for praise: “[He] finds the weathered robustness of a refugee whose first achievement, however intellectual, has been to survive.”

 

 

 


Cat on a hot tin roof

Saturday, March 10 at 12:30 pm
Monday, March 12 at 12:30 pm
Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students 16 years and younger $15. Reservations can be purchased online here (coming soon) or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

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

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ “thrilling revival” (The New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? [2018, UK, Runtime: 185 minutes, Rated: R].

“The best feature of Andrews’s production is that it combines emotional intensity with a leavening humour,” writes Michael Billington of The Guardian. Paul Taylor of The Independent praises the director for his, “brilliant, lacerating account of the play that jolts you out of any complacent sense of cosy familiarity with the dramatist’s characteristic terrain.”

 

 

 

Julius Caesar

Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 pm
Monday, April 16 at 12:30 pm
Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. .Reservations can be purchased online here (coming soon) or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

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