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National Theatre Live 2018-19 Series

Presented by Lark Theater at Lark Theater, Larkspur CA

Oct 28 2018
Feb 03 2019
National Theatre Live 2018-19 Series

Experience National Theatre’s award-winning stage productions on the big screen at the Lark Theater.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally. Theatre lovers from around the world can enjoy award-winning and critically acclaimed stage productions presented on the big screen, recorded live from some of London famous theatres.


Sunday, Oct 28 – 1:00pm  (Cumberbatch as the “Creature”)
Wednesday, Oct 31 – 3:00pm (Miller as the “Creature”)
Wednesday, Oct 31 – 6:00pm  (Cumberbatch as the “Creature”)
Wednesday, Oct 31 – 9:00pm (Miller as the “Creature”)

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs),  this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by over half a million people in cinemas around the world.



Thursday, Nov 1 – 6:30pm
Saturday, Nov 3 – 1:00pm

New Production! Directed by Alan Bennett

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.



Tuesday, Nov 20 – 6:30pm
Saturday, Nov 24 – 1:00pm

New Production! Directed by Alan Bennett

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


Antony and Cleopatra

Thursday, Dec 6 at 6:30pm
Saturday, Dec 8 at 1:00pm

New Production! By William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.


I’m Not Running

Thursday, Jan 31 – 6:30pm
Sunday, Feb 3 – 1:00pm

New Production! By David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.



Reserved Seating

$30 – General/Lark Members
$12 – Students 18 and under
No Passes

Contact: 415-924-5111


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Additional time info:

Sunday, Oct 28 – 1:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 31 – 3:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 31 – 6:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 31 – 9:00pm

Thursday, Nov 1 – 6:30pm
Saturday, Nov 3 – 1:00pm

The Madness of George III
Tuesday, Nov 20 – 6:30pm
Saturday, Nov 24 – 1:00pm

Antony and Cleopatra
Thursday, Dec 6 – 6:30pm
Saturday, Dec 8 – 1:00pm

I’m Not Running
Thursday, Jan 31 – 6:30pm
Sunday, Feb 3 – 1:00pm





Lark Theater

549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939


Public parking available next door to the theater. Two hour street parking available on Magnolia.


    • Assisted Listening System



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