UCCA Beijing

National Theatre Live: The Leading Man Returns

2018.7.14 - 2018.8.25

Cinema Arts
Location:  Auditorium
Language:  English with Chinese subtitles

Following the Sing and Dance series, UCCA presents screenings of four National Theatre Live productions in May. Hamlet features Benedict Cumberbatch as the protagonist of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has been hailed by The Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.” The great playwright Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in the dark and passionate tale A View from the Bridge. The London National Theatre calls the National Theatre’s production of the Follies “not only a triumph, but a transcendence.”


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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7.14 (Sat)14:00-17:40 Hamlet

7.14(Sat) 18:00-20:51 The Curious Incident Of The Dog

7.28(Sat)14:00-16:30 A View From the Bridge

7.28(Sat)18:00-21:00 Julius Caesar

8.4(Sat) 14:00-16:51 The Curious Incident Of The Dog

8.4(Sat) 18:00-21:00 Julius Caesar

8.18 (Sat)14:00-16:30 A View From the Bridge

8.18 (Sat)18:00-21:40 Hamlet

8.25 (Sat) 19:00-21:30 Julius Caesar

About the films

Director: Lyndsey Turner

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch

Genre: Drama/Theatre
Country: UK
Duration: 220 minutes

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the kindgom.

Benedict Cumberbatch leads Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet at the Barbican Centre with a limited 12-week run, directed by Oliver Award winner Lindsay Turner. More than 10 million tickets were sold out within seconds after going on sale August 2014.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time
Director: Marianne Elliott

Starring: Luke Treadaway
Genre: Drama/Theatre
Country: UK
Language: English
Duration: 100 minutes

Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards.

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, seven minutes after midnight, and he is a suspect. To solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, he keeps a journal. He’s a whiz at math, but not very good at interpreting everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he hates being touched, and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work will take him on a frightening journey that changes his life.

A View from the Bridge

Director: Ivo Van Hove
Starring: Mark Strong, Phoebe Fox, Nicola Walker

Genre: Drama/Theatre
Country: UK
Duration: 115 minutes

This is Arthur Miller’s exploration of the dark passions of the American dream. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to Brooklyn. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret—one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

Julius Caesar

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder, David Morrissey
Genre: Drama/Theatre
Country: UK
Language: English
Duration: 200 minutes

Caesar returns to Rome in triumph and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by his popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral, and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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