Sky Arts has extended its headline sponsorship of National Theatre Live in the UK for another three years.
As part of the partnership, two of the theatre’s hit productions, Jane Eyre and Twelfth Night, will be broadcast on Sky Arts later this year; the first NT Live titles to ever be televised.
Jane Eyre, an NT co-production with Bristol Old Vic directed by Sally Cookson, received rave reviews for its portrayal of the pioneering heroine, played by Madeleine Worrall, and her struggle for freedom.
Simon Godwin directed the new production of Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night, the much-loved romcom of mistaken identity and unrequited love. Tamsin Greig starred as a transformed Malvolia.
Emma Keith, Head of Broadcast and NT Live said: “We’re delighted that Sky Arts is continuing its headline sponsorship of National Theatre Live in the UK for the next three years, a partnership based on our shared goals of bringing arts and culture to everyone across the UK.
“The theatre and cinema industry have been greatly affected over the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and many challenges remain, however we are committed to continue sharing our work with audiences.”
Jane Eyre and Twelfth Night will air on Sky Arts in December 2020.