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.
Antony and Cleopatra, 31st May, 19:00 at the Corn Exchange, Newbury
An RSC Encore production. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. He has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 6th June, 19:00 at the Corn
An NT Encore production. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
Peter Pan, 10th June at The Corn Exchange, Newbury and Vue
An NT Encore production. Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
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
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.