British Council | British Embassy Athens | Megaron Mousikis |

In collaboration with Megaron (the Athens Concert Hall) and the British Embassy in Athens, we proudly present the pioneering global National Theatre project, NT Live. NT Live gives an international audience of tens of thousands people around the world the opportunity to attend a satellite broadcast of selected productions presented by London’s internationally acclaimed theatre company.

This year, we lift the curtain on NT Live in Athens and invite you to a series of screenings of the best of British theatre broadcast live at Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall (Vas. Sofias Avenue & Kokkali Street):

25 February 2011, 9 p.m.
King Lear by William Shakespeare

“The best King Lear of all times” in a critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production, directed by Michael Grandage, with Derek Jacobi in the lead role. One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear, explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil. “A tremendous Lear to be ranked with those of Paul Scofield and John Wood”, according to the Guardian. Screening in English with Greek subtitling, translation by Dionisis Kapsalis. Duration: 3h15min.

King Lear was broadcast live across the world on 3 February 2011, according to the NT Live programme. The Megaron will broadcast the recorded version of King Lear on 25 February. The rest of the scheduled NT Live shows will be broadcast live and at the same time across the NT Live global theatre network.

17 March 2011
Frankenstein by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic tale of a man-made monster seeking acceptance from society in light of his ghastly appearance and strange upbringing. This new version of Mary Shelley’s novel, by playwright Nick Dear, will be directed by the Oscar winning Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting).
30 June 2011
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

Directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker in the lead role.

For tickets (€14, students €7) and information please contact the Box Office at the Megaron:

Box Office: Vas. Sofias Avenue & Kokkali Street, 115 21 Athens
8 Omirou Street, 105 64 Athens
Telephone: 210 728 2333
Group Bookings: 210 728 2367

Using the possibilities arising from new technology, NT Live aims to give unparalleled access to the best of British talent to audiences around the world. Renowned globally for its vibrant arts scene, British theatre combines a time-honoured theatrical tradition that goes back to Shakespearean times with fresh and dynamic work.

NT Live is the brainchild of current National Theatre Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner and Producer David Sabel, who wanted to push the boundaries of the traditional theatre experience and give audiences who would not normally be able to access British theatre the chance to experience it firsthand.

For further information on National Theatre Live in Greece, please contact Irini Vouzelakou:

Telephone: 210 369 2337


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