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National Theatre Live includes Sam Mendes' King Lear

SAM Mendes’ production of Shakespear’s King Lear, with Simon Russell Beale in the title role, will be broadcast live from the Olivier Theatre on May 1, 2014.

The cast also includes Stephen Boxer, Tom Brooke, Kate Fleetwood, Anna Maxwell Martin, Adrian Scarborough, Stanley Townsend, Sam Troughton and Olivia Vinall.

An encore screening of the National Theatre Live broadcast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, filmed during the play’s original run in the Cottesloe Theatre, will be shown in UK and international cinemas on May 22 with further screenings in following weeks.

Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business will be broadcast live from the Olivier Theatre on June 12, with a cast led by Nigel Lindsay.

Carrie Cracknell’s production of Medea, with Helen McCrory in the title role, will be broadast live from the Olivier Theatre on September 4.

International dates for these screenings vary. For venue information and booking details, visit www.ntlive.com.