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Picturehouse Entertainment and The Royal Shakespeare Company present Live From Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2016


11 January 2016

THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY AND PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT BROADCAST PRODUCTIONS LIVE FROM STRATFORD-UPON-AVON TO CINEMAS AROUND THE WORLD.

RSC PRODUCTIONS CYMBELINE AND KING LEAR WILL SCREEN LIVE IN CINEMAS AROUND THE UK, JOINING HAMLET (ALREADY ANNOUNCED) IN 2016, AND INTERNATIONALLY ON VARYING CAPTURED LIVE BROADCAST DATES.

SCREENING LIVE IN THE UK IN CINEMAS ON:

8 JUNE 2016 – HAMLET
28 SEPTEMBER 2016 – CYMBELINE
12 OCTOBER 2016 – KING LEAR

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is continuing its collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment in 2016 on ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’, with broadcasts of Cymbeline (directed by Melly Still) and King Lear (directed by Gregory Doran, with Antony Sher in the title role).

ON SALE TO RSC AND PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS MEMBERS ON 1 FEBRUARY, AND ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON 29 FEBRUARY. TICKETS CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE.

As RSC and Picturehouse Entertainment enter the third year of a partnership that has seen over 460,000 admissions across the globe, and following the recent broadcast successes of Othello, The Merchant of Venice and Henry V, we look forward to inviting audiences from all around the world to their local cinemas to feast their eyes upon the stories of Shakespeare and watch his writing come to life. 2016 is doubly special as we will be celebrating a very important anniversary, marking 400 years since Shakespeare’s death.

 

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CYMBELINE WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE TO UK CINEMAS AND SELECTED COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2016 AND SELECTED CAPTURED LIVE DATES WORLDWIDE.

Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance. Join us for this cinema screening on 28 September, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.

KING LEAR WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE TO UK CINEMAS AND SELECTED COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE ON 12 OCTOBER 2016 AND SELECTED CAPTURED LIVE DATES WORLDWIDE.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.

Join us for this cinema screening of one of Shakespeare’s most epic plays on 12 October, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.

 

About The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. We produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.

Everyone at the RSC – from actors to armorers, musicians to technicians – plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. All our productions begin life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we bring them to the widest possible audience through our touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.

We have trained generations of the very best theatre makers and we continue to nurture the talent of the future. We encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre. We reach 530,000 children and young people annually through our education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online. 

Registered charity no. 212481

About Picturehouse Cinemas/Picturehouse Entertainment
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 23 Picturehouse Cinemas and programming agent for a further 42 venues across the UK. 

Since its launch in 2010, Picturehouse Entertainment has worked with renowned British directors such as Shane Meadows and Ben Wheatley, and has distributed an eclectic range of theatrical releases, including BAFTA winner The Imposter; award-winning docudrama 20,000 Days On Earth, featuring Nick Cave; 2015 BIFA Award winner Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance; and The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. 2016 will feature Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, starring Patrick Stewart, and the French dramedy Marguerite, based on the true story of singer Florence Foster Jenkins.

Picturehouse Entertainment also distributes high-profile alternative content to cinemas throughout the UK and internationally, such as hit productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bolshoi Ballet and the National Theatre; Monty Python Live (mostly), beamed from the O2 to more than 570 cinemas in the UK and 2,000 worldwide; The Rocky Horror Show Live, broadcast to cinemas globally from London’s West End; and Roger Waters The Wall, a groundbreaking 4k Dolby Atmos capture of the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist of all time. 2015 saw the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s Tale, starring Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh, broadcast to cinemas worldwide, and the season continues in 2016 with Romeo And Juliet. NT Live continues with Les Liaisons Dangereuses featuring Dominic West, and Hangmen starring David Morrissey and Andy Nyman.

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