A once in a lifetime gala performance and a two part Arena documentary celebrating the National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary.
From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Hamlet to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to Bedroom Farce and from Warhorse to Jerry Springer the Opera - a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on our stages over the past five decades and directed by Nicholas Hytner.
A cast of 100 perform live on stage, including Simon Russell Beale, James Corden, Dominic Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Christopher Eccleston, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Helen Mirren, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton plus so many more.
2 discs with over 5 hours of outstanding performances and history.
PLEASE NOTE: This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. The DVD will not play on North American NTSC DVD players.
- Containing the '50 Years on Stage' live gala performance and the two part Arena documentary on the history of the National Theatre
- Disc 1: National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage Gala Performance - first broadcast live on BBC on 2 November 2013 (2 hours 31 mins)
- Disc 2: Arena: The National Theatre (Part One: 60mins; Part Two: 90min)
- 12 page souvenir booklet