A Small Family Business – National Theatre

SmallFamilyBusinessWe will be showing A Small Family Business live from the National Theatre, London at 7pm on Thursday 12th June 2014. 

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Running time: 210 minutes. 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.

The Sleeping Beauty – Royal Opera House

Sleeping BeautyWe will be showing The Sleeping Beauty live from the Royal Opera House, London at 7.30pm, Wednesday 19th March 2014. 

Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in a dazzling production of Petipa’s classic ballet, with glorious music by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky in this classic ballet based on a much-loved fairytale.

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.

The Winter’s Tale – Royal Opera House

winter's taleWe will be showing The Winter’s Tale live from the Royal Opera House, London at 7.30pm, Monday 28th April 2014. 

The Winter’s Tale is the world premiere of a new ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and is based on Shakespeare’s enduring story of love, loss and reconciliation. Following Wheeldon’s charming production, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and a series of short ballets including Aeternum and Polyphonia, his new full-length work at Covent Garden draws on another much-loved work of English literature: Shakespeare’s late, great romance, The Winter’s Tale.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a statue miraculously comes to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. Wheeldon continues his highly successful collaboration with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot, the team behind Alice, in one of the highlights of The Royal Ballet Season.

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.

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.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – National Theatre

We will be showing the National Theatre’s 2012 production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time live from the National Theatre, London on Thursday 22nd May 2014. This date has now sold out. 

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Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. The play took seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play and returns to cinemas following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Running time: 160 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.