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National Theatre to screen NT Live productions for free in Wembley Park

”Twelfth Night” and ”Julius Caesar” are the first two shows

Ben Whishaw in Julius Caesar
Ben Whishaw in Julius Caesar
© Manuel Harlan

The National Theatre will show two of its recent NTLive productions for free in Wembley Park this summer, it has been announced.

Twelfth Night, recorded live at the National and starring Tamsin Greig, will be screened on the 6 July at 7.30pm at the north London park, while a week later the Bridge Theatre's production of Julius Caesar, starring Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley and David Morrissey will be broadcast.

The screenings come ahead of the opening of Troubadour Theatre, a flexible 1000-2000 seat capacity theatre being created adjacent to the park. Outdoor deckchairs will be available for audiences.

They are part of the park's Summer of Play programme, during which it will present over 300 hours of free arts and entertainment this summer in Wembley Park's first curated season of events.

Further shows that will be put on are to be announced later this summer as part of the programme.