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NT Live screenings free to the public for the first time

Doon Mackichan and Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night. Photo: Marc Brenner Doon Mackichan and Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night. Photo: Marc Brenner
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NT Live productions are to be free to the public for the first time.

The National Theatre has teamed up with Wembley Park, a “destination” area of Wembley that includes the SSE Arena, Wembley Stadium and a cinema complex.

This summer, NT Live encore screenings of Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig and Julius Caesar starring Ben Whishaw will be shown in Arena Square, outside the SSE Arena. Audience members will be able to watch the screenings from deckchairs.

Wembley Park chief operating officer James Saunders said: “These performances are truly stunning adaptations of Shakespeare classics. It is an absolute pleasure to bring them to new audiences in Brent and north west London for free.”

The screenings come ahead of the opening of Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, which is being overseen by the team behind the King’s Cross Theatre and will be based within the former Fountain Studios.

Saunders added: “With the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre opening in November, we see this as the first of many great partnerships that will really strengthen the cultural offering in Wembley Park.”

Twelfth Night will be shown on July 6, with Julius Caesar shown on July 13. Further screenings will be announced soon.


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