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Posted on: 17th August 2015

Cumberbatch's Hamlet Screened Live at The Playhouse

The Playhouse is delighted to announce live screenings of National Theatre performances for its audiences!
The Artillery Street Theatre has announced it will screen a live performance of Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch's highly anticipated role as Hamlet at The Barbican, London as part of a full season of National Theatre treats.
The Playhouse is now one of a handful of Northern Irish venues screening National Theatre Live, a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast productions from the London stage to theatre and cinema screens worldwide.
To introduce The Playhouse's first ever screening of live theatre from The National Theatre on Thursday September 3, The Playhouse has announced George Farquhar's most famous piece, ‘The Beaux Strategem'- first performed at Derry's Talbot Theatre, just feet from where The Playhouse now stands on Artillery Street.
Thursday September 24 will then see a special screening of the Donmar Warehouse's 2013 production of ‘Coriolanus', featuring an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch will then take on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy Hamlet, screened live to The Playhouse on Thursday October 15.
The so called ‘Cumbermania' around the star's highly discussed role meant the two-week run at the Barbican Theatre sold out within minutes almost a year before the curtain rose.
This highly anticipated screening at The Playhouse will be followed by more big names as hit Broadway production ‘Of Mice and Men', filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK theatres and cinemas in November. Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the screening of this ‘riveting, powerful production' (Independent) at The Playhouse on Friday November 20.
Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane Eyre, first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, will be then brought to the National by Director Sally Cookson. Inspiring as ever, the live screening of ‘Jane Eyre' will be held at The Playhouse on Tuesday December 8.
And last but certainly not least, next year Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change As You Like It will come to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. The Playhouse will be screening the performance live on Thursday 25 February 2016.
"We're just so delighted to be working with National Theatre Live broadcasting the best of British theatre live to local audiences" Max Beer, Head of Development at The Playhouse said.
"Using the latest digital broadcast technology we are able to offer local audiences cutting edge performances and drama on their doorsteps!"
To book your National Teatre Live tickets contact The Playhouse Box Office on (028)71268027 or book online by clicking below.

 

NT Live The Beaux Strategem
The Beaux Strategem - Thursday 3rd September, 7pm
Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem': to marry for money.
Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.
But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Tickets available online now - click here to get yours!


NT Live Coriolanus
Coriolanus - Thursday 24th September, 7pm
National Theatre Live's 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.
Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott.
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Tickets available online now - click here to get yours!

 

NT Live Hamlet
Hamlet - Thursday 15th October, 7pm
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Tickets available online now - click here to get yours!

 

NT Live Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men UK - Friday 20th November, 7pm
The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas.
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the highly-anticipated screenings of this ‘riveting, powerful production' (Independent).
This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway's August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer).

Tickets available online now - click here to get yours!


NT Live Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre - Tuesday 8th December, 7pm
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.
From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre's spirited heroine faces life's obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.
This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Tickets available online now - click here to get yours!

 

NT Live As You Like It
As You Like It - Thursday 25th February 2016, 7pm
Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.
There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Tickets available online now - click here to get yours!

 


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