6 February 2012

This Thursday, National Theatre Live will be broadcasting their current production, Travelling Light to the comfort of our FACT cinema screens.  If you haven't been to a NTLive screening before, they are a hugely popular chance to catch the productions in Liverpool with often a better view than you could get in the seats at their London home. (Well that's what we think!) The broadcasts also feature behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the artists involved and even digital programmes to download. 

We are especially looking forward to seeing Travelling Light on our big screens as it is a homage to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age. Set before The Artist in the timeline of cinehistory, the production starts in a remote village in where a young boy, Motl Mendi is watching his Father's cinematograph (the origins of the Lumière brothers first film) as it rolls silent images. Forty years on he is now a successful American film director and his story is unravelled in Travelling Light.

We are also excited about Travelling Light's Liverpool links. Bringing the production closer to home, it stars Everyman alumnus Anthony Sher and newcomer Lauren O'Neil. The National Theatre has created this short interview with the stars on it's website, a great way to find out more about the production.