Partying with Dames Dench, Smith and more
Rockland — The National Theatre of Great Britain’s 50th anniversary celebration “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage” will be broadcast live, via satellite, Saturday, Nov. 2, at 4:45 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. This is an event not to be missed by NT Live fans and theater lovers.
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, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on their stages over the past five decades, directed by Nicholas Hytner.
From its early golden period under the leadership of Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic theater to its now iconic building in the heart of London, the National Theatre has been home to Britain’s finest theatrical talent, premiering works by renowned writers such as Harold Pinter, Peter Shaffer, Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett and David Hare; and staging celebrated performances by Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and the rising stars of today.
The cast for the celebration includes Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale; Tony and Olivier awards winner Frances de la Tour; Tony and Academy awards winner Judi Dench; Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes; Olivier Award winner Michael Gambon; Tony and Olivier awards winner Derek Jacobi; Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings; Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear; Olivier Award winner Adrian Lester; BAFTA award winner Anna Maxwell Martin; Olivier Award winner Andrew Scott; Academy, Tony and Olivier awards winner Maggie Smith; Olivier Award nominee Penelope Wilton; and more to be announced.
Tickets are $23, $15 for students; contact the Strand for group ticket pricing. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email email@example.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.