Famed actors, grand dramas and exciting contemporary work takes centre stage for Warwick Arts Centre’s autumn 2018 season of digital screenings.
Direct from London’s National Theatre is Julie (6 Sep), starring Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) in an acclaimed adaptation of August Strindberg’s late 19th century Swedish classic Miss Julie by renowned director, Carrie Cracknell.
Acting royalty Ian Mckellen shines in the West End’s triumphant King Lear (12 Oct), whilst League of Gentlemen and Sherlock actor Mark Gattis stars in Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III (10 Dec), which marks National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
Direct from London’s West End, the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s The Importance of Being Earnest (14 Oct) marks the conclusion of a year long Oscar Wilde Season, while Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) productions include the outrageous The Merry Wives of Windsor (12 Sep) and Troilus and Cressida (18 Nov), which promises to be a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.
Bringing an international flavour to the programme are a series of screenings from New York’s Metropolitan Opera House including Verdi’s Aida (14 Oct), La Traviata (16 Dec), Puccini’s La Faniculla del West (28 Oct), Saint-Saëns’ biblical adaptation, Samson et Dalila (21 Oct) and Nico Muhly’s second new opera for the Met, Marnie (11 Nov) – a gripping re-imagining of Winston Graham’s novel about a beautiful young woman who assumes multiple identities. The novel was previously adapted for the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name.
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