Theatre buffs can indulge in live theatre on the big screen in the comfort of their nearest Nouvea cinema, with a sensational line up that includes Young Marx, Sondheim’s Follies, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Julius Caesar.
Young Marx (13 January)
Olivier award winning actor Rory Kinnear (Skyfall, Penny Dreadful, Othello), is Marx and Olivier award nominee Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in a new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Recorded live at the new Bridge Theatre in London, Young Marx is the first National Theatre Live broadcast for 2018 in South Africa and can be seen at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau nationwide from Saturday, 13 January for four screenings only.
Directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys, Miss Saigon), Young Marx reunites the creative team behind the Broadway and West End smash hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors and is the first collaboration between the Bridge Theatre and National Theatre Live. Since launching in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over 7 million people at 2500 venues in 60 countries.
It’s 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, in London’s Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Watch Young Marx at the following Ster-Kinekor sites on 13, 14, 17 & 18 January 2018. The running time is 2 hours 40 mins, including a 20 min interval. For booking information on Young Marx visit www.sterkinekor.com
Follies (17 February)
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton star in this dazzling new production, directed by Dominic Cooke and featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (31 March)
Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney in Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece.
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
Julius Caesar (21 April)
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre, London, Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the heart of the action.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.