UCCA Beijing

National Theatre Live Screenings: NT Premieres

2017.7.22 - 2017.8.5

Cinema Arts
Location:  Auditorium
Language:  English with Chinese subtitles

“National Theatre Live” is jointly staged by the National Theatre of China and the Royal National Theatre. The program brings top productions from the stages of London and New York to Beijing and UCCA via high-definition screenings. This July UCCA and Beijing ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd. Jointly premiere the National Theatre Live screenings of No Man’s Land, Amadeus, Frankenstein, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. The use of slide rails, close-ups, and other features offers audiences a detailed audiovisual experience that heightens the unique charms of the theater.


RMB 120 / Adult

RMB 80 / UCCA member

200RMB Ticket Package / Adult

160RMB Ticket Package / UCCA member


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7.22(Sat)14:00-17:00 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

7.22(Sat)18:00-21:00 No Man’s Land

7.23(Sun)14:00-17:00 Amadeus

7.23(Sun)19:00-21:00 Frankenstein

7.29(Sat)14:00-17:00 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

7.29(Sat)18:00-21:00 No Man’s Land

8.5(Sat) 14:00-17:00 Amadeus

8.5(Sat) 19:00-21:00 Frankenstein

About the Film

No Man’s Land

Director: Sean Mathias

Leading actor: Ian McKellen/Patrick Stewart

Type: Stage play

Country: UK

Time: 180 min

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.


Director: Michael Longhurst

Leading actor: Lucian Msamati

Type: Stage play

Country: UK

Time: 180 min

Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, recorded from the National Theatre, and with orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.


Director: Danny Boyle

Leading actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Type: Stage play

Country: UK

Time: 130 min

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.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Director: David Leveaux

Leading actor: Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire.

Type: stage play

Country: UK

Time: 180 min

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, recorded from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.


National Theatre of China

Royal National Theatre

Beijing ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Arts Council England

Projection Support