Screenings

  • SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: KING LEAR | THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER - Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at the Marine. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: AIDA | MONDAY 8 OCTOBER - Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Verdi’s masterpiece. Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili—is […]
  • SCREENING | THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST | TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER - A ‘brilliantly funny’ (★★★★ Times) and ‘charming’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) new production of one of the funniest plays in English will be broadcast live to the Marine from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s witty masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST | MONDAY 29 OCTOBER - Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. […]
  • SCREENING | ALLELUJAH! | THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER - Alan Bennett’s celebrated new play is broadcast to the Marine direct from London’s Bridge Theatre Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema. The […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: MARNIE | SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER - Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season, and is broadcast live to the Marine A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her […]
  • SCREENING | RSC LIVE: TROILUS & CRESSIDA | WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER - RSC Live: “Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion” Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates […]
  • SCREENING | THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE | TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER - Alan Bennett’s Multi-award-winning drama will be broadcast live to the Marine, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA TRAVIATA | MONDAY 17 DECEMBER - New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Flórez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by […]
  • SCREENING | NT LIVE: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA | FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER - Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and […]