Julie starring Vanessa Kirby broadcast live to cinemas from the National Theatre

PUBLISHED: 17:30 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:14 20 August 2018

Vanessa Kirby stars in Julie, which can be seen in cinemas live from the National Theatre on Thursday, September 6. Photography (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz.

Vanessa Kirby stars in Julie, which can be seen in cinemas live from the National Theatre on Thursday, September 6. Photography (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz.

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Cinema audiences can see BAFTA winner Vanessa Kirby on the big screen in a live broadcast from the National Theatre.

Acclaimed actress Vanessa Kirby, who starred in the first two series of Netflix hit The Crown as Princess Margaret, takes the lead role in Julie, an updated version of Strindberg classic Miss Julie.

Julie will be broadcast live to cinemas up and down the country, including ones in Hatfield, Potters Bar, Stevenage, Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, on Thursday, September 6 as part of National Theatre Live.

Vanessa Kirby, Thalissa Teixeira and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in the cast of this new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Wild and newly single, Julie (Kirby) throws a late night party.

Vanessa Kirby stars in Julie, which can be seen in cinemas live from the National Theatre on Thursday, September 6. Photography (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz.Vanessa Kirby stars in Julie, which can be seen in cinemas live from the National Theatre on Thursday, September 6. Photography (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz.

In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them.

Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean, which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

Kirby’s performance has been described as “devastating” and “magnetic”, while Carrie Cracknell’s direction is “astonishing”.

This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Julie can be seen live at 7pm on Thursday, September 6 at the Welwyn Garden City Cinema at Campus West, as well as at the Hatfield Odeon, Stevenage Cineworld, Broadway Cinema in Letchworth, and the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar.

There will be a delayed NT Encore screening at Hertford Theatre on Wednesday, September 26.

Since launching in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over eight million people at 2,500 venues in 65 countries.

The first season began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren.

Recent broadcasts include Julius Caesar with David Morrissey and Ben Wishaw, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller, Follies with Imelda Staunton, Yerma with Billie Piper, Angels in America with Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill, Rosentcrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with Daniel Radcliffe, and Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson.

Following the NT Live broadcast of Julie on September 6, King Lear starring Ian McKellen can be seen at the cinema on September 27, and Madness of George III live on Tuesday, November 20.

• To find your nearest cinema go to http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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