Peterloo

Marking the 200th anniversary of one of the most notorious episodes in British history, Peterloo is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the massacre where government forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. It proved to be a defining moment in the development of British democracy and played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Directed by Mike Leigh and starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Neil Bell .

You can watch the official trailer here

 

National Theatre: Macbeth

We will be showing William Shakespeare’s Macbeth  on Thursday 10th May at 7.00pm.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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

Bridge Theatre: Young Marx

We will be showing Young Marx live from The Bridge Theatre on Thursday 7th December at 7.00pm.

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

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: The Threepenny Opera

We will be showing Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera live from the National Theatre on Thursday 22nd September at 7.00pm

Mack the Knife is back in town.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

This darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family & Other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

If you are unsure what The Threepenny Opera is all about, have a look at this National Theatre trailer

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

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.

Hamlet – National Theatre

HamletWe will be showing the National Theatre’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet at 7.00pm, Tuesday 22nd October 2013. Please note that this date is now sold out.

The National Theatre opened its doors at its original home in the Old Vic on 22 October 1963 with a production of Hamlet directed by Laurence Olivier and featuring Peter O’Toole in the title role – hence the timing of this encore screening.

Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in The Last of the Haussmans, Burnt by the SunThe Revenger’sTragedyPhilistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).

‘Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now.’ The Times 

‘Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.’ The Guardian

‘A chilling production that demands to be seen.’ The Independent

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.