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.
Macbeth, 10th May, 19:00 at the Corn Exchange, Newbury and Vue Newbury
An NT Live production. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
An Ideal Husband, 5th June, 19:15 at Vue Newbury
Broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, 5th July, 19:20 at Vue Newbury
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue.
Romeo and Juliet, 18th July, 19:00 at the Corn Exchange,
Newbury and Vue Newbury
An RSC Live production. Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, 12th September, 19:00 at the
Corn Exchange, Newbury
An RSC Live production. Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…