UCCA Beijing

National Theatre Live: No Escape

2018.3.10 - 2018.5.20

Cinema Arts
Location:  Auditorium

Following the Women’s Tragedy in December 2017 and January 2018, UCCA will continue its collaboration with National Theater Live in March 2018 with screenings of five theater productions. The “Nowhere to Escape” series includes Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Obsession, adapted from the film directed by Italian neorealist director Visconti, and starring Jude Law. Skylight won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Revival, while Yerma won the 2017 Oliver Award for Best Revival.


120 RMB/Adult

80 RMB/UCCA member

200 RMB Ticket Package/Adult

160 RMB Ticket Package/UCCA member


Set tickets include 2 different films being screened on the same day


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3.10 (Sat) 14:00-17:30 Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

3.10 (Sat) 19:00-20:30 Obsession

3.31 (Sat) 14:00-16:00 Skylight

3.31 (Sat) 18:00-19:30 Yerma

4.7 (Sat) 14:00-17:30 Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

4.7 (Sat) 19:00-20:30 Obsession

4.28 (Sat) 14:00-16:00 Skylight

4.28 (Sat) 18:00-19:30 Yerma

5.6 (Sun) 18:00-20:30 Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

5.20 (Sun) 19:00-21:30 Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

About the films

Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Director: Edward Albee

Starring: Imelda Staunton

Genre: Drama/Theatre

Country: UK

Duration: 215 minutes

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.


Director: Ivo van Hove

Screenplay: Jan Peter Gerrits, Simon Stephens, Ivo van Hove
Starring: Jude Law, Halina Reijn, Aysha Kala

Genre: Drama/Theatre

Country: UK

Language: English

Duration: 100 minutes

Young and beautiful, but poverty-stricken, Giovanna is forced to marry Giuseppi, a vulgar restaurant owner, who subjects her to daily humiliation. One day, Gino, a young, handsome tramp, stops by the small roadside restaurant. Irresistibly drawn to each other, the two plan to murder her husband. But in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.


Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy

Genre: Drama/Theatre

Country: UK

Duration: 158 minutes

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of will and desire.


Director: Simon Stone

Starring: Billie Piper

Genre: Drama/Theatre

Country: UK

Duration: 100 minutes

Yerma, a well-respected female journalist, and John, a successful businessman, seem like a typical, middle class London couple. Their world consists of a luxurious house, expensive champagne, and parties, until Yerma's longing for a child disrupts the balance. After countless failed attempts to conceive, their marital life begins to fall apart—a situation made worse by her mother and sisters, who have no problem getting pregnant. After a sharp turn of events, making a desperate move seems to be the only choice.

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