“By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes..."
This Saturday, the quintessential tale of lust for power and political ambition unfolds at the Players. Don't miss the National Theatre broadcast of Shakespeare's Macbeth - May 4th at 1pm.
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (Threepenny Opera, London Road), sees Rory Kinnear (Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
*Please note this production contains scenes of a violent nature.
"The premiere political dramatist writing in English"
-Washington Post (on David Hare)
Master of British drama David Hare (Academy Award nominee for The Reader and The Hours) brings his explosive new play I'm Not Running to the National Theatre. Join us for the broadcast on April 20th at 1pm at the Players!
With all of the intrigue and depth of great political dramas like House of Cards and The Bodyguard, I'm Not Running follows one woman's journey as she navigates the world of campaigning and politics. Pauline Gibson (played by Siân Brooke of BBC's SHERLOCK and DR. FOSTER) has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
JULIE: What are we going to do?
Did you love Vanessa Kirby on The Crown? Then you must see Julie this Saturday, April 6th at 1pm. Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret on The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea).
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
★★★★ “A superlative production. Exhilarating.” Time Out