Shakespeare’s Globe and Showcase Peterborough are proud to present the Globe on Screen Season 2012
Shakespeare’s Globe in partnership with Arts Alliance Media will release three of its 2011 theatre productions at Showcase Peterborough in September and October 2012.
The Globe on Screen season will launch on 26th September with All’s Well That Ends Well, followed by Much Ado about Nothing on 4th October and 23rd October.
The season will release internationally across The USA, Australia, New Zealand in addition to the UK. Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe said:
With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity. We are delighted that these productions will be finding new audiences, who can experience Globe shows as if they were in the building
All’s Well That Ends Well kicks off the season on September 26
“It’s a comic triumph” **** Time Out
Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee (Me & Orson Welles) is a delight as the Countess of Roussillon, directed by John Dove. The orphaned heroine Helena (Ellie Piercey) will stop at nothing to win the proud young aristocrat Bertram (Sam Crane) who is forced to marry her but instantly abandons her. Sumptuous costumes, outstanding original music, and a fine ensemble of actors captured the spirit of Shakespeare’s complex Chekhovian comedy.
Much Ado About Nothing continues the run from October 10
“Staged with great wit, imagination and wonder” **** The Telegraph
Shakespeare’s wittiest of comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, pairs Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best (The King’s Speech, Nurse Jackie, Shackleton, The Shadow Line) and Charles Edwards (An Ideal Husband, Downton Abbey), as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and also features Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Leonato. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, this fearless display of Shakespeare’s wit and wisdom, in which words become weapons, comes to sparkling life.
Doctor Faustus closes the cinema season from October 24
“It’s a riot” **** The Daily Express
A spectacular production of Christopher Marlowe’s tragedy, directed by Matthew Dunster. The legendary story of a man who sells his soul to the devil for power and pleasure is given a bright and brilliant interpretation with puppets, pyrotechnics and magic tricks. Arthur Darvill, whose screen credits include the movie Pelican Blood but is best known as Doctor Who’s sidekick in the cult British TV classic, plays Mephistopheles. Paul Hilton, whose big screen credits include Wuthering Heights and Klimt with John Malkovich, takes the title role.
Globe on Screen harnesses the magic that draws people to the home of Shakespeare year after year. The three titles in this limited season give cinema audiences around the world a thrilling, up-close experience of the Globe from the comfort of their seat at Showcase Peterborough.
See the trailer on YouTube: http://globeonscreen.me/watch/DSRDgN
Tickets are available now from the box office, online at www.showcasecinemas.co.uk, via the Showcase mobile app or through the 24 hour ticket hotline on 0871 220 1000. General tickets are priced at £10.25, with students and Insider members priced at £7.25.
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