50 years on stage
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50 years on stage

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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

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The National theatre at 50: Michael Billington's view from the stalls

The Guardian

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The Queen meets War Horse star as National Theatre turns 50

BBC News

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Happy birthday National Theatre – starts reunite to mark 50 years of landmark plays

Evening Standard

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National theatre's 50th birthday: what were your highlights?

The Guardian

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National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage will be broadcast live in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm on Saturday 2 November. For more information visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/50

Did you hear? Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch & Christopher Eccleston join the cast of 50 Years on Stage, Nov 2 http://ow.ly/pJyfj


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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable performances, broadcast live from London to cinemas around the world.

A cast of 100 will perform live on stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event, directed by the National Theatre’s current Director Nicholas Hytner, including award-winning actors Roger AllamSimon Russell BealeBenedict CumberbatchFrances de la TourJudi DenchChristopher EcclestonRalph FiennesMichael GambonDerek JacobiAlex JenningsRory KinnearAdrian LesterAnna Maxwell MartinHelen MirrenAndrew ScottMaggie Smith and Penelope Wilton, with more to be announced.

Covering iconic productions from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, bringing the history of the National Theatre to a cinema near you.


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