The Guardian reported at the beginning of this year
the National Theatre in England's experiment, as defined by Nicholas Hytner:
"...we felt that somebody has got to try it and if somebody has got to try it then it has got to be us."
The NT will stream live performances to independent art house cinemas. Audiences will pay £10. The broadcast costs are c. £50,000 each time via satellite, so the NT may well have to sell the broadcast abroad as well.
The first live play will star Helen Mirren who is acting as figurehead of the advertising campaign. The moving cameras will also capture the audience response, like in TV studios, so if you fancy starring alongside Dame Mirren, then get your ticket for Racine's Phaedra, 25th June, and I'll see you on the big screen!
Do you think this is a good way to experience theatre? Do you think that National Theatre Wales should consider something like this?