SPECIAL CINEMA EVENTS: These are special (usually) one off showings of plays, opera or exhibitions. Many will be relayed live via satellite
Wednesday 14th November at 7.00
RSC: Troilus and Cressida
The final play in this year’s season. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas.
Thursday November 29th at 7.00
The King and I
Recorded live at the London Palladium during its recent sell out run. One of the greatest stage musicals of all time. The original season was extended by three weeks due to the phenomenal demand Now you can see the whole award winning show starring Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe on screen at the Savoy
Tuesday 11th December at 8.00
A Christmas Carol
Based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see!
Thursday 20th December at 7.00
A Winter’s Tale
Another chance to see the much acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s classic directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Judi Dench. It was recorded live at the Garrick Theatre in London.
Wednesday 17th April at 7.00
As You Like It: RSC LIVE
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
Wednesday 5th June at 7.00
Taming of the Shrew: RSC LIVE
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
Wednesday 31st July at 7.00
Measure for Measure: RSC LIVE
“To whom should I complain?“
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.