National Theatre screens live to Leighton Buzzard


Fresh from two years starring in the hit Netflix period drama The Crown, Vanessa Kirby returns to the stage for a show which will be screened live to Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre later this week.

The actress, best known for playing Princess Margaret, returns to the National Theatre for the contemporaneously set play Julie which can be seen on Thursday September 6.
She had previously appeared in the National Theatre’s production of the mich loved A Streetcar Named Desire.
Vanessa will appear alongside Eric Kofi Abrefa in this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas across the United Kingdom..
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. 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.
This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
Vanessa said: “Ultimately the play is about dynamic and the relationships between the three really powerful characters. Julie is at the centre of that and she is wild which I love about her.
“You sense that two of the characters would be really amazing together and in the heat of the night, it all goes down.”
Doors open for the screening at 6.15pm with the entertainment starting at 7pm.
Tickets for the show cost £15 for adults and £13 for concessions excluding booking fees.
They can be booked by calling the box office on 0300 300 8125 or visit