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AFDA to host for National Theatre Live

May 4, 2017 1:34 pm

AFDA Johannesburg is excited to announce that outside of Cinema Nouveau in Johannesburg and Durban and The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, AFDA has become one of two venues to host the NTLive (National Theatre Live) Screenings in South Africa. AFDA and the Market Theatre Lab are embarking on a year-long set of screenings at their respective venues.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s ground-breaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.

National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They have since broadcast more than fourty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK.

NTLive broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world, including over 650 venues in the UK alone. Past broadcasts from the National Theatre have included Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller; War Horse; Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes; and Everyman with Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Broadcasts from other UK theatres include Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse; A View from the Bridge from the Young Vic; Macbeth from the Manchester International Festival; and Hangmen and The Audience from London’s West End. The biggest single broadcast to date is Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican, which has been seen by over 550,000 people.

In 2014 the National Theatre recorded its first production on Broadway, Of Mice and Men with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, captured at the Longacre Theatre.

Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.

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Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live to cinemas throughout the UK, as well as many European venues. Other venues view the broadcasts ‘as live’ according to their time zone, or at a later date.

The Tickets for the AFDA Screenings are R50 for students and R80 for staff/public.

AFDA Johannesburg
41 Frost Avenue
Auckland Park 2092

Phone: +27 (0) 11 482 8345
Fax: +27 (0) 11 482 8347
Email: jhbcampus@afda.co.za

Production titles/dates and times here:

 

TITLE AFDA DATE Tickets
NO MAN’S LAND    
AMADEUS Thurs 11 May 5:30pm L1 R50/80
SAINT JOAN    
HEDDA GABLER Thurs 25 May 5:30pm L1 R50/80
HAMLET Thurs 1 June 5:30pm L1 R50/80
TWELFTH NIGHT Thurs 22 June 5:30pm L1 R50/80
ROZENCRANTZ &  GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Thurs 27 July 5:30pm L1 R50/80
OBSESSION    
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF    
PETER PAN    
SALOME Thurs 17 Aug 5:30pm L1 R50/80
ANGELS IN AMERICA PART I    
ANGELS IN AMERICA PART II    
YERMA Thurs 26 Oct 5:30pm L1 R50/80

See more here:

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/

 

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