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National Theatre Live broadcasts Emilia Clarke in The Seagull, to cinemas worldwide this autumn

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st-century retelling of The Seagull, Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness, adapted by Anya Reiss for The Jamie Lloyd Company. Following his critically acclaimed production of Cyrano de BergeracJamie Lloyd brings this uniquely modernised version of the classic play to stage, in cinemas across the globe with National Theatre Live from Thursday 3 November.

A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

Emilia Clarke, on the NT Live broadcast, said “we are so excited to share The Seagull with audiences around the world through National Theatre Live. Bringing theatre to a wider audience is incredibly meaningful to me and I hope you’ll join us to see The Seagull unveiled on the big screen this autumn!”

More details are available on the National Theatre Live website, where tickets are now on sale.

The full company includes Jason BarnettEmilia ClarkeRobert GlenisterTom Rhys HarriesMika Onyx JohnsonGerald KydDaniel MonksSara PowellIndira Varma and Sophie Wu.

Set and costume design is by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jackie Shemesh, sound and composition design by George Dennis, casting by Stuart Burt CDG, costume supervision by Anna Josephs, props supervision by Fahmida Bakht and associate design by Rachel Wingate. Associate director is Jonathan Glew.

Filmed live at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

In the new year, NT Live will also broadcast an urgent and contemporary new staging of The Crucible, with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Followed by Othello, Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, with Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance); both captured live on stage at the National Theatre.

Sky Arts is the Headline Partner of National Theatre Live in the UK.

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