Empire Cinemas’ Empire Extra programme allows cinemagoers to engage with the latest live opera, theatre and dance performances. They release information about the next two months of screenings, including the premier of Glyndebourne’s Beatrice Et Benedict.
Glyndebourne: Beatrice Et Benedict, Released 9 August.
Berlioz’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing shedding light on a love/hate duel. Set to London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus, the show is a lyrical and impassioned re-take of a literary classic.
NT Live – The Deep Blue Sea, Released 1 September
Loneliness and despair paint the picture of Hester Collyer’s life after a failed suicide attempt, tempestuous affair and breakdown of her marriage to a High-Court Judge. This National Theatre performance follows the story of loss and longing.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Released 15 September.
Casting an intimate look into the lives of Liverpool icons, this musical documentary follows the friendships, art, and musical revolution they created during their 90 city tour.
Turandot On Sydney Harbour – Opera Australia, Released 15 September.
This performance weaves the story of Turandot, a princess who is as powerful as she is beautiful, as she challenges her many suitors with three difficult riddles. With a 78 person cast, this is ideal for theatre and dramatics-lovers.
NT live – The Threepenny Opera, Released 22nd September
The Threepenny Opera is a gritty story of streets, violence and crooked cops. With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.
ROH – Norma (LIVE), Released 26 September.
This brand-new production comes from Àlex Ollé of innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus. It portrays love and betrayal with the backdrop of war.
RSC Live: Cymbeline, Released 28 September.
A timely Shakespearian performance highlighting a divided Britain, Cymbeline includes politics, murder and banishment.
For more information about the screenings: www.empirecinemas.co.uk
1. Still from NT Live – The Deep Blue Sea. Courtesy of West End Theatre.