A once in a lifetime gala performance and a two part Arena documentary celebrating the National Theatre's 50th Anniversary.
Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage Britain's greatest actors. Five decades of plays. One unforgettable night. As seen live on BBC Two and in cinemas around the world.
Arena: The National Theatre This fascinating documentary, first aired on BBC Four, tells the remarkable story of the National Theatre's first 50 years.
Snippets from a glorious 50 years
- National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage review by JS
Just what the doctor ordered - snippets of many, many productions from over 50 glorious years of the NT.
Also great to see so many of the established greats on stage alongside newcomers - highlights include Gambon and Jacobi in a Pinter two-hander and Lester with Kinnear reprising their electric chemistry for Othello.
When watching, there's no real need to bed in for the entire duration - dip in and out and enjoy some tremendous theatre.