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Stars of Black Panther and Peaky Blinders join the National Theatre at Home line-up

The National Theatre has announced the next in its line-up of productions screening for free, featuring stars of Peaky Blinders and Black Panther.

National Theatre at Home was set up in April to give people access to culture and entertainment during lockdown, with 10 productions streamed via the theatre's YouTube channel to date, which have so far attracted more than 12 million views.

Les Blancs will be screened by the National Theatre Live Picture: Johan Persson
Les Blancs will be screened by the National Theatre Live Picture: Johan Persson

The 2016 archive recording of Lorraine Hansberry’s drama Les Blancs, will be streamed from tonight.

Directed by Yaël Farber, the powerful play confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution when a family and a post-colonial African nation fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity. The cast includes Black Panther star Danny Sapani, Siân Phillips and Tunji Kasim.

Carrie Cracknell’s critically-acclaimed production The Deep Blue Sea, will be the next to be streamed on Thursday, July 9.

The masterpiece by Terence Rattigan sees Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.

Faversham's Tom Burke and Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory in The Deep Blue Sea for National Theatre Live Picture: Richard Hubert Smith
Faversham's Tom Burke and Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory in The Deep Blue Sea for National Theatre Live Picture: Richard Hubert Smith

Filmed live from the Lyttelton Theatre in 2016, The Deep Blue Sea tells the story of a woman’s tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge.It also stars Faversham actor Tom Burke.

Helen McCrory in The Deep Blue Sea Picture: Richard Hubert Smith
Helen McCrory in The Deep Blue Sea Picture: Richard Hubert Smith

The 2016 National Theatre production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, will be streamed on Thursday, July 16. The iconic drama follows rowdy young musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played by Adam Gillen (Fresh Meat, Benidorm).

Awestruck by Mozart’s genius, court composer Antonio Salieri, played by Lucian Msamati, has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God. Michael Longhurst's acclaimed production features live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Adam Gillen as Mozart and Lucian Msamati as Salieri in Amadeus Picture: Marc Brenner
Adam Gillen as Mozart and Lucian Msamati as Salieri in Amadeus Picture: Marc Brenner

Executive director Lisa Burger said: “During what has been such an isolating time for many people right across the world it has been wonderful to be able to share these productions with both new and existing audiences, and to have the opportunity to showcase the exceptional creative talent working in our industry. The support we, and our partner organisations have received, not only in terms of donations, but through messages of thanks has been so encouraging. We’re delighted to be able to bring these final titles to audiences around the world for free and we look forward to announcing the next stage of our NT at Home programming in due course.”

The productions are broadcast each Thursday at 7pm for free and are then available on demand for seven days. More details at nationaltheatre.org.uk/at-home

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Amadeus is being screened by National Theatre Live Picture: Marc Brenner
Amadeus is being screened by National Theatre Live Picture: Marc Brenner


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