National Theatre Live – Spring 2023

National Theatre Live – Spring 2023 at Sawston Cinema


NT Live The Life of Pi

by Yann Martel, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti
directed by Max Webster


NT Live Good

by C.P. Taylor
directed by Dominic Cook


NT Live Best of Enemies

by James Graham
directed by Jeremy Herrin
inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

Summer Film Workshops

Check out the Film School page to get more information about the workshops for young people planned for August. They promise to be lots of fun!

Exciting film programme for autumn 2014

Click on the BUY TICKETS tab either in the menu bar on the home page or in the margin to see the exciting programme of film we having coming up.

Captain Phillips Tue 23 Sep 2014, 6:30PM
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Tue 7 Oct 2014, 6:30PM
Frankenstein (NT Live) ENCORE Thu 6 Nov 2014, 7:00PM
Philomena Tue 11 Nov 2014, 6:30PM
Frankenstein (NT Live) ENCORE Thu 27 Nov 2014, 7:00PM
The Invisible Woman Tue 2 Dec 2014, 6:30PM
JOHN (NT Live) LIVE Tue 9 Dec 2014, 8:00PM contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+.
Frozen Sing-Along Tue 16 Dec 2014, 6:30PM
Treasure Island (NT Live) LIVE Thu 22 Jan 2015, 7:00PM
Box Trolls Wed Feb 18th Feb 2015, 2.30pm
Treasure Island (NT Live) ENCORE Wed 18 Feb 2015, 7:00PM

July and Autumn Screenings at Sawston Cinema

Skylight (NT Live)

Our NTLive screenings continue in July with Skylight (NTLive) on Thursday 17th at 7.00pm
Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great  Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The  Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her  former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves  locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Then after the summer break returns on September 4th with Medea (NT Live) Medea (NT Live) LIVE
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to  take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.


As ever tickets for all our screenings can be brought in advance at:- or contact:-
BOX OFFICE 01223 712825


poster of Captian Phillips

Our regular Tuesday in term time programme of main stream movies returns in September with:-

Captain Phillips cert 12A on Tues 23rd at 6.30pm This film stars two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom



In October we plan to screen Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2014, Cert 12, 147 mins)

This film tells the story of Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village, through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa.

As ever tickets for all our screenings can be brought in advance at:- or contact:-
BOX OFFICE 01223 712825

June at Sawston Cinema

Our season of regular Tuesday evening screenings continues on Tuesday June 10th at 6.30pm with:-

Despicable Me 2 for website

Later the same week on Thursday 12th June we are pleased asmallfamilybusiness_smallto announce another live broadcast from National Theatre Live:

A Small Family Business by Alan Ayckbourn.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm screening.

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.


New website

We have just had our website redesigned and hope this will make it easier for people to find out information about forthcoming screenings and to buy tickets.

Watch ASPIRE 2 here!

ASPIRE 2 is a short film which was conceived, written and scripted by pupils at Sawston Village College, working in partnership with professional film-maker, Simon Panrucker.  The result is an exceptional film of which everyone is rightly proud. The school is grateful to South Cambridgeshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society for supporting this project.   

Ticket Prices

We’ve tried to keep our ticket prices as low as possible but in order to try to cover film licencing costs we have had to introduce a small increase this season. All Sawston Cinema screenings will now cost £4.00 (Concessions £3.00). Please note that different prices apply to NT Live screenings.


The summer workshops have been a great success. We’ve had three days of excellent film-making. Check out the WORKSHOP FILMS page to see what was made. We’ve got two films up from the Movie Match workshop already.

Keeping in Touch

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