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NT Live: 50 Years On Stage

From its early golden period under the leadership of Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic theatre to its now iconic building in the heart of London, the National Theatre has been home to Britain’s finest theatrical talent, premiering works by renowned writers such as Harold Pinter, Peter Shaffer, Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett and David Hare, and staging celebrated performances by Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and the rising stars of today. From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from The Mysteries to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to War Horse – Nicholas Hytner directs an evening of live theatre, with rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the original actors who have performed on the National’s stages over the past five decades.

2hrs 15mins long

Simon Russell Beale
Rory Kinnear
Ralph Fiennes
Penelope Wilton
Nicholas Hytner
Michael Gambon
Maggie Smith
Judi Dench
Frances de la Tour
Derek Jacobi
Alex Jennings
Adrian Lester