Live Screening from the Kings Theatre

The Kings Theatre starts its summer season with a selection of live screenings from productions from around the UK and the world to the victorian stage in Albert Road, Southsea. The live screenings include the following:

Shakespeare Live! From The RSC
Saturday 23rd April

Shakespeare Live! is a unique two-hour event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. This wonderful event will be screened live from Stratford-upon-Avon on Shakespeare’s birthday, and it will be hosted by David Tennant with a star-studded show celebrating Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy. The Royal Shakespeare Company and its Artistic Director Gregory Doran are assembling a once-in-a-lifetime cast, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Joseph Fiennes, Meera Syal, Al Murray, Alison Moyet, Noma Dumezweni, Ian Bostridge, English National Opera (ENO), Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Akala (Hip Hop Shakespeare) to perform in a unique tribute to the genius and influence of the world’s greatest playwright and storyteller.

Tickets are £13.50 (concessions £11.50), with all money taken for this performance going towards the restoration of the Kings Theatre.

National Theatre Live – A View from the Bridge
Friday 15th May

Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s, ‘magnetic, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to cinema & theatre screens due to audience demand. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale, In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. When one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

Tickets are £13.50 (concessions £11.50).

RSC Live: Hamlet
Wednesday 8th June

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

Tickets are £13.50 (concessions £11.50).

André Rieu
Sunday 24th July

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Spoken parts in English and Dutch with some English subtitles supplied.

Tickets are £21.50 (concessions £19.50).

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Shakespeare Live! From The RSC


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