National Theatre: Hamlet (2015 production with Benedict Cumberbatch)

We will be showing the National Theatre’s 2015 production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare at 7.00pm on Thursday 5th October.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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 (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish,  order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Hamlet – Encore screening

We follow our live showing of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet with an encore at 7.00pm on Sunday 18th October.

HamletDirected by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish,  order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Hamlet

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We will be showing William Shakespeare’s Hamlet live from the National Theatre at 7.00pm on Tuesday 15th October.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish,  order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

Coriolanus

Donmar Warehouse: Coriolanus

CoriolanusWe will be showing Donmar Warehouse’s 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Thursday 24th September 2015. 

Being re-screened by popular demand, this production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge stars Tom Hiddleston (The AvengersWar Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish. Total running time is 3hr. 10min including interval.

Hamlet – National Theatre

HamletWe will be showing William Shakespeare’s Hamlet live from the National Theatre at 7.00pm on Tuesday 15th October.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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.

Please arrive in time to register and order interval drinks should you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

 

Coriolanus – National Theatre

Coriolanus

We will be showing Donmar Warehouse’s 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Thursday 24th September 2015. 

Being re-screened by popular demand, this production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish. Total running time is 2hr. 30min including interval.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

The Beaux’ Stratagem – National Theatre

The_Beaux_Stratagem_poster_notitleWe will be showing The Beaux’ Stratagem live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Thursday 3rd September 2015.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

‘Fresh and assured. This Restoration comedy has japes aplenty. Winning performances from Susannah Fielding and Geoffrey Streatfeild.’
Evening Standard

‘Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun.’
Time Out

‘An English comedy that moves from Restoration mode into a new age, and Simon Godwin and his cast work it beautifully. Samuel Barnett is perfectly cast as Aimwell.’
Financial Times

‘Exhilarating. Simon Godwin’s production maintains a perfect balance between serious comment and exuberant fun.’
Guardian

Doors open at 6.30 – please arrive in time to register and order interval drinks before the performance commences.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

 

Everyman – National Theatre

Everyman

We will be showing Everyman live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Thursday 16th July 2015.

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

Doors open at 6.30 – please arrive in time to register and order interval drinks before the performance commences.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

London Road: the film – National Theatre

LondonRoad_Poster_NoTitle_100315We will be showing the premiere of the feature film adaptation of London Road live from the National Theatre at 6:45pm on Tuesday June 9th 2015.

The evening will feature an exclusive Q&A with the key cast and crew following the screening of the film.

Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken).

With an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy, London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street.

The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events, and is based on interviews conducted with the road’s real residents. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.

Running time: 2h 15mins.

Please arrive by 6.15pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Man and Superman – National Theatre

man-and-supermanWe will be showing Man and Superman live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 14th May 2015

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English PatientSchindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets the Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his own.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

The Hard Problem – National Theatre

Hard ProblemWe will be showing The Hard Problem live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 16th April 2015.

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness?

This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask?

Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one…

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

A View From The Bridge – National Theatre

BridgeWe will be showing A View from the Bridge on Thursday 23th April 2015. Please note that this is an encore of the live performance which is being broadcast on the 26th March.

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

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.

But 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.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Hamlet – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Maxine Peak 2We will be showing two performances of Hamlet, which recorded in October 2014 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester on Monday 23th March and again on Sunday 12th April.

After murdering his own brother, King Hamlet, the devious Claudius succeeds him to the throne and even marries his widow, Gertrude. Prince Hamlet seeks revenge and sets about to overthrow his evil uncle, which results in tragedy.

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works, and its concoction of murder, betrayal, loyalty and love has captivated audiences for hundreds of years. BAFTA nominated actress Maxine Peake stars in this fresh adaptation which is a perfect blend of old and new.

Vue are proud to screen the production filmed live from its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, where it was the venue’s fastest selling show of the last 10 years.

Hamlet has been hailed a triumph by some of the most discerning critics; The Guardian described Peake’s star turn as ‘’delicately ferocious’’, while the Manchester Evening News declared it to be ‘’a milestone Hamlet’’.  The acclaimed Sarah Frankcom directs.

From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes this unique and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s tragic Hamlet. In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed as “delicately ferocious” by The Guardian and “a milestone Hamlet” by the Manchester Evening News.

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most iconic work. The play explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet’s father is dead and Denmark has crowned a new king. Consumed by grief, he struggles to exact revenge, with devastating consequences.

This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was the Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade. Alongside Maxine Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women. Hamlet is brought to cinemas by director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin for the Royal Opera House/BBC won the Gramophone Contemporary Award and the Diapason d’or, and producers Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind the highly successful cinema broadcast of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers – National Theatre

Beautiful Forevers

We will be showing Behind the Beautiful Forevers live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 12th March 2015.

Meera Syal (The KumarsGoodness Gracious MeRafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (BrokenLondon Road).

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Treasure Island – National Theatre

Treasure IslandWe will be showing Treasure Island live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 22nd January, with an encore on Monday 26th January 2015.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins…

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

JOHN – National Theatre

JohnWe will be showing JOHN live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Tuesday 9th December 2014. 

* JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered more than 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

A Streetcar Named Desire – National Theatre

streetcarWe will be showing A Streetcar Named Desire live from the Young Vic, London at 7pm on Tuesday 16th September 2014. 

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-FilesThe Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone SurvivorKill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great ExpectationsThree Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Skylight – National Theatre

skylight-smallWe will be showing Skylight live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Thursday 17th July 2014. 

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love ActuallyNotes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn DavisThe Great GatsbyAn Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An EducationOne DayThe Look of Love).

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including PlentyRacing DemonAmy’s View,Pravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hoursand The Reader.

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Medea – National Theatre

MedeaWe will be showing Medea live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 4th September 2014. 

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

War Horse – National Theatre

War HorseWe will be showing National Theatre Live’s broadcast of War Horse live from London’s West End on Thursday 27th February 2014. Two further encore performances will be shown on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th March 2014.

Both the live performance and Sunday 9th dates are already sold out so early booking for the remaining encore is highly recommended.

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.

At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Don’t miss your chance to experience this landmark production.

Any seats that become available for the live performance will be offered to people on our waiting list on a first come first served basis – please contact us if you’d like to be added to this list.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

King Lear – National Theatre

King LearWe will be showing Sam Mendes’ production of King Lear live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 1st May 2014. This performance is sold out and an encore will be screened on Thursday May 8th 2014.

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of AthensCollaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

Running time: 210 minutes (including interval)

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Frankenstein 1 & 2 – National Theatre

FrankensteinWe will be showing two screenings of National Theatre Live’s 2011 production of Frankenstein on Thursday 30th October and Monday 3rd November 2013. 

The play enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (TrainspottingSlumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation, with Cumberbatch taking the role of Frankenstein in the first presentation on October 31st.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

See the trailer >

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish. Total running time is 2hr. 30min including interval.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

The Habit of Art – National Theatre

habitofart

By popular demand we will once again be showing the National Theatre’s production of The Habit of Art from the National Theatre, London at 7.30pm, Thursday 19th December 2013. 

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.

Alan Bennett’s play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

Please arrive by 7.00pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Othello – National Theatre

NTLive_Othello_PortraitWe will be showing Othello live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 26th September. Please note that this date is now sold out and an encore screening date will be confirmed nearer the time but likely to be Saturday 28th September. 

The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.

Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guv’nors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

View the trailer >

Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Macbeth – National Theatre

Macbeth - NT LiveWe will be showing the National Theatre’s live broadcast of Manchester International Festival‘s production of Macbeth on Saturday 20th July. Tickets for the performance have now sold out.

With Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth and direction by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, this electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.

Please note that this performance begins at the later time of 8.30pm and that that there is no interval. Please arrive by 8.00pm to register and order drinks if required.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Meet the cast of This House

This House cast interviewsThis House cast members, including Charles Edwards, Reece Dinsdale and Vincent Franklin, describe how it feels to be part of such a large ensemble cast, and which of the events depicted in the play they found the most surprising.

This House cast interviews >

Twitter Q&A with James Graham

This House writer James Graham will be answering your questions live on Twitter on Friday 17 May at 1pm (BST). Ask your question using #AskJamesGraham and follow @ntlive.

You can also leave your question as a comment on the National Theatre Live Facebook page.