Theatre at the cinema
From time to time, theatres like the National do live broadcasts of plays to cinemas around the country. Cinemas in our area screening National Theatre broadcasts are the Newbury Vue, Newbury Corn Exchange, Basingstoke Odeon, Henley Regal Picturehouse, Didcot Cineworld and Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse. Check with your local cinema to see if they're screening the productions. Times shown are at Newbury Vue and Corn Exchange; for non-live showings, times at other locations may differ.
Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, 20th July, 19:00
at The Corn Exchange, Newbury and Vue Newbury
An NT Live production. Part one of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika, 27th July, 19:00 at
The Corn Exchange, Newbury and Vue Newbury
An NT Live production. Part two of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Titus Andronicus, 9th August, 19:00 at Vue Newbury
An RSC Live production. The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.
Salomé, 22nd August, 19:00 at
An NT Encore production. The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Yerma, 31st August, 19:00
An NT Live production. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Billie Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.
Coriolanus, 11th October, 19:00
An RSC Live production. Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.