WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7th AT 7.00pm
Recorded Live At Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, This Is One Of The Best Known And Loved Of The Great Bard’s Works. King Lear has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly he makes a decision to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.
CAST: Emily Bruni, Louisa Beadel, Burt Caesar, Ralph Davis, Joshua James, Kevin R McNally, Chris Nayak, Loren O’Dair
THURSDAY MARCH 1st AT 7.00pm
For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the original 2015 broadcast was experienced by over half a million people worldwide. 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.