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Dec 2013 to June 2014

The National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.

CORIOLANUS Thursday 30 January, 7pm (Live), Sunday 2 February, 7pm (Recorded) Dir: Josie Rourke Written By: William Shakespeare

National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. Tom Hiddleston will take the title role of Coriolanus.

WAR HORSE Thursday 27 February, 7pm Encore screenings to be announced. Dir: Marianne Elliott Adapted By: Nick Stafford

The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of WWI France.

The first ever season of satellite broadcasts from the Royal Shakespeare Company, bringing productions live from the Bard’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

RICHARD II Sunday 1 & Wednesday 11 December, 7pm (Recorded Encores) Dir: Gregory Doran Written by: William Shakespeare

David Tennant takes the title role as Richard, a King ordained by God to lead his people, but he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.


Wednesday 14 May, 7pm Dir: Gregory Doran Written by: William Shakespeare

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is all too aware of the fragility of power, and of the price to be paid if he falters.


Wednesday 18 June, 7pm Dir: Gregory Doran Written by: William Shakespeare

While King Henry’s health is failing he must face a second rebellion that threatens to surface and secure his legacy, whilst doubts emerge over Crown Prince Hal being a worthy heir.

A season of recorded productions from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, screening at The Dukes as part The Lancaster Shakespeare Festival.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Saturday 25 January, 2pm (Recorded) Dir: Toby Frow Written by: William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts; a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s controversial end.


Wednesday 19 February, 2pm (Recorded) Dir: Dominic Dromgoole Written by: William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the art of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France.


Saturday 22 February, 2pm (Recorded) Dir: Tim Carroll Written by: William Shakespeare

Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry star in this allmale Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601.

The 13/14 season of ballet from Moscow’s internationally acclaimed Bolshoi continues with three live productions and a recorded favourite.

SLEEPING BEAUTY Sunday 22 December, 4pm (Recorded)

The classic story re-told as a wonderful ballet which will appeal to the whole family and fairytale lovers.


Sunday 19 January, 3pm

A tribute to the women and to the cities of Paris, New York and Saint Petersburg, inspired by New York’s Fifth Avenue.

LOST ILLUSIONS Sunday 2 February, 3pm

Based on French writer Honore de Balzac’s novel, Lost Illusions is a tantalising story of passion, ambition and disappointment.

THE GOLDEN AGE Sunday 30 March, 4pm

A refreshing satire, set in 1920’s Europe, this is an original and delightful ballet with jazz and cabaret musical parodies.

LIVE BY SATELLITE SCHEDULE Sunday 1 December, 7pm (Recorded)

RSC: RICHARD II Wednesday 11 December, 7pm (Recorded)

RSC: RICHARD II Sunday 22 December, 4pm (Recorded)

BOLSHOI: SLEEPING BEAUTY Sunday 19 January, 3pm

BOLSHOI: JEWELS Saturday 25 January, 2pm (Recorded)

GLOBE: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Thursday 30 January, 7pm

NT LIVE: CORIOLANUS Sunday 2 February, 3pm

BOLSHOI: LOST ILLUSIONS Sunday 2 February, 7pm (Recorded)

NT LIVE: CORIOLANUS Wednesday 19 February, 2pm (Recorded)

GLOBE: HENRY V Saturday 22 February, 2pm (Recorded)

GLOBE: TWELFTH NIGHT Thursday 27 February, 7pm

NT LIVE: WAR HORSE Sunday 30 March, 4pm

BOLSHOI: THE GOLDEN AGE Wednesday 14 May, 7pm

RSC: HENRY IV PART I Wednesday 18 June, 7pm

RSC: HENRY IV PART II TICKET PRICES £13 (Full Price) £12 (Concs) £10 (Friends)*

*Friends Members discount not available on Coriolanus.

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Live by Satellite and Alternative Content Screenings Dec 2013 to June 2014