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Present Laughter - Broadway HD

Cast: Kevin Kline, Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen, Cobie Smulders

Synopsis: Present Laughter follows Garry Essendine, a self-indulgent actor who receives a visit from a young admirer, initiating a parade of intruders and interruptions, including his ex-wife, his manager and an aspiring playwright.

Showtimes:
Nov 18, 2017
Nov 23, 2017
Nov 28, 2017

Follies - National Theatre Live

Cast: Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee

Synopsis: Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Showtimes:
Nov 16, 2017
Jan 20, 2018

Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical – Broadway HD

Cast: Bryce Pinkham, Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer

Synopsis: Jim (Pinkham) leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut… but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance (Tony-nominated choreography by Denis Jones). Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda (Gayer), a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend Ted (Bleu) tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?

Showtimes:
Nov 26, 2017
Dec 9, 2017
Dec 21, 2017

Young Marx - National Theatre Live

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Synopsis: Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Showtimes:
Dec 7, 2017
Feb 3, 2018

Romeo and Juliet (French w/e.s.t.) - Comédie-Française

Cast: The Troupe, the actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

Synopsis: In Verona, an old rivalry opposes the Capulet and Montaigu families. When Romeo Montaigu and Juliet Capulet fall for each other, they know their love is meant to be eternal. However they already sense its tragic ending... Without a doubt, Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s most famous play and yet… while most common stagings focus on a universal tale of love and hate, there is in Shakespeare’s text something much darker and much more complex, making the romance only seem like a backdrop. “There’s a black sun in this story, and this is what we ought to look into”, according to director Éric Ruf.

Showtimes:
Dec 19, 2017

Oscar Wilde Season: A Woman of No Importance

Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 28 November 2017.

Synopsis: Olivier award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid star in this new production of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and witty comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, and classically staged at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

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Jan 18, 2018

The Misanthrope (French w/e.s.t.) - Comédie-Française

Cast: The Troupe, the actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

Synopsis: Alcest loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society. He loathes this world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial he is called to by this social circle, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help... Le Misanthrope looks at a society freed from the authority of family and religion, where people show their true nature as lust and desire take over. The main character’s questionable morals, giving up on high society etiquette and demands, force his peers to shed light on their own contradictions and shortcomings.

Showtimes:
Jan 24, 2018

Cyrano de Bergerac (French w/e.s.t.) - Comédie-Française

Cast: Denis Podalydès

Synopsis: Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves... “When we, comedians of la Comédie-Française, stage plays, we consciously feel this desire to show off this theatre of ours, to show everyone why we love it and why we want to be here.” With these words in mind, award-winning director, stage and cinema actor Denis Podalydès takes over the historical stage. Opera buffa, tragedy, romantic drama, symbolist poetry, slapstick comedy… all genres are called upon to give life to this staging of one of the most emblematic texts of the French repertoire!

Showtimes:
Feb 14, 2018

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - National Theatre Live

Cast: Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell, Colm Meaney

Synopsis: Tennessee Williams' twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London's West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews' 'thrilling revival' (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy's birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real - and which will win out?

Showtimes:
Feb 22, 2018
Feb 25, 2018

Hamlet - National Theatre Live ENCORE

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Synopsis: Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns 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. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Showtimes:
Mar 1, 2018
Mar 24, 2018

Scapin the Schemer (French w/e.s.t.) - Comédie-Française

Cast: The Troupe, the actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

Synopsis: Octave and Léandre’s amorous intentions are thwarted by two authoritarian fathers who have just returned from a trip with determined to marry their sons to two strangers. They young men turn to the wily Scapin for help, placing their fate in his hands… Beatings with a stick, an avalanche of stratagems and other tricks set the tempo of this Molière play that has truly earned its place as one of the playwright’s essential creations.

Showtimes:
Mar 14, 2018

Julius Caesar - National Theatre Live

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder, David Morrissey

Synopsis: Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Showtimes:
Mar 22, 2018
May 12, 2018


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