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National Theatre’s NATION to broadcast tomorrow, Sat. 1/30



To broadcast a live stage performance of


Based on a novel by Terry Pratchett
Adapted by Mark Ravenhill 

TOMORROW, January 30, broadcasts of the live performance will be shown on screens across New York City and throughout the U.S.  Watch the exhilarating trailer here:  www.ntlive.com               

“The National Theatre’s eagerly awaited new family production will enthral both adults and children alike.”Daily Telegraph             


Live music, thrilling dance and spectacular puppets combine to bring to life the spectacular and surprising world of Terry Pratchett’s Nation on the National Theatre stage.  NATION is the third play in the pilot season of NT Live, the National’s ground-breaking initiative which launched in June with the hugely successful broadcast of Phèdre with Helen Mirren, which was seen by 50,000 people in 19 countries around the globe.  NT Live continues with a worldwide broadcast of the National’s acclaimed production of NATION, based on a novel by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Mark Ravenhill, directed by Melly Still. 


In the New York City area, screenings can be seen at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cinema Arts Centre, City Cinema 123, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts/NYU, Fairfield University (CT), Monmouth University (NJ) and the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC).

Screenings can be seen on dozens of screens across the United States including Washington D.C., Hollywood, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, Daytona Beach, FL, Amherst, MA, St. Louis, MI, Reading, PA, Middlebury, VT, Brooklyn, NY, Newport, OR, Berkley, CA and many more.

Broadcasts in the New York City area include:

  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music – Saturday,  January 30 at 2pm
  • Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU – Saturday,  January 30 at 2pm
  • Cinema 1-2-3 – Saturday, January 30 at 2pm
  • Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville – Saturday,  January 30 at 2pm
  • The Kew Gardens Cinema, Kew Gardens – Saturday, January 30 at 2pm
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook (CT) – Saturday, January 30 at 2pm
  • Pollack Theatre / Monmouth University, West Long Branch (NJ) – Saturday,  January 30 at 2pm
  • Time and Space, Hudson – Saturday,  January 30 at 1:30pm
  • Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University (CT) – Saturday,  January 30 at 2pm
  • Cinema Arts Center, Huntington – Sunday, February 21 at 2pm
  • Spectrum 8, Albany – Sunday, February 21 at 12pm & Monday, February 22 at 7pm
  • Little Theatre Film Society, Rochester – Thursday, February 18 & Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm 


For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check:  www.ntlive.com


Ticket prices vary by venue.  The average ticket price is $20.  Contact local venues for ticket information.


A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round and questions the reality of his tribe’s fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.


NT Live is supported internationally by Travelex and distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc.

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