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.
Kinky Boots - The Musical, 17th September, 19:30 at the Corn
Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!
42nd Street - The Musical, 25th September, 19:30 at the Corn
Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the musical and it was filmed live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Fresh off the bus from small-town America Peggy is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…
Present Laughter, 5th November, 19:30 at the Corn Exchange,
An NT Encore production. Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy, captured as live from The Old Vic in London, As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.