This month, the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will begin its third year broadcasting live performances from the National Theatre in London. Since the start of NTLive, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of “Phédre” starring Helen Mirren, more than half a million people have now experienced the National’s acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.

Season three titles include “One Man, Two Guvnors,” “The Kitchen,” “Collaborators” and “The Comedy of Errors.” Additional titles for 2012 will be announced soon. For each of these productions, the Strand will have three shows, adding an additional Sunday matinee this season.

“One Man, Two Guvnors” will be broadcast live Thursday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast that same day at 7 p.m. Another encore performance will be shown Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m.

Nicholas Hytner’s five-star production of “One Man, Two Guvnors” by Richard Bean will be performed to a sold-out house at the National. Bean’s version of Goldoni’s 1746 classic Italian comedy, adapted to be set in the 1960s, is hilarious and high energy. James Corden returns to the National for the first time since “The History Boys” to star as Francis Henshall.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect 6,000 pounds from his fiancee’s father. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with that same Stanley, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for students, general admission. For tickets and more information, call 594-0070 or visit rocklandstrand.com.

Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary black comedy “The Kitchen,” set in a restaurant in 1950s London, is directed by Bijan Sheibani and features an ensemble cast of 29 actors. It will be broadcast live Thursday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast that same day at 7 p.m. Another encore performance will be shown Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.

“Collaborators,” a new play by John Hodge (screenwriter of “Trainspotting,” “Shallow Grave,” “The Beach”) is also directed by Hytner. The play centers on an imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin (Simon Russell Beale) and the playwright Mikhail Bulgakov (Alex Jennings). It will be broadcast live Thursday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast that same day at 7 p.m. Another encore performance will be shown Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.

Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” directed by Dominic Cooke (artistic director of London’s Royal Court Theatre), will star the hugely popular comedian and actor Lenny Henry making his NT debut. It will be broadcast live Thursday, March 1 at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast that same day at 7 p.m. Another encore performance will be shown Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.