More live screenings on sale

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Following sell-outs including Kenneth Branagh’s Manchester Macbeth, we’ve scheduled more live broadcast screenings, from the Bolshoi Ballet, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the coming months and into next year at Errol Flynn Filmhouse. 

With tickets all but sold out for the legendary Bolshoi Ballet’s brief London season this summer, we’re delighted to able to bring four of their performances to Northampton audiences , broadcast live from Moscow, starting with the grandiose epic Spartacus on Sunday 20 October. 

Our next NT Live broadcast on Thursday 26 September brings the National Theatre’s major new production of Othello to town, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear. We’ll be screening the National’s 2011 broadcast of Danny Boyle’s award-winning production of Frankenstein, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation. And also from NT Encore comes Alan Bennett’s 2010 play The Habit Of Art, featuring the late Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, in an imagined late in life meeting between former collaborators, composer Benjamin Britten and poet WH Auden.

 The first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of Royal Shakespeare Company – and the fastest selling show in the RSC’s history – Gregory Doran’s production of Richard II starring David Tennant in the title role can be seen live by satellite on Wednesday 13 November. Other screenings of recorded stage performances include The Taming of the Shrew from Shakespeare’s Globe, and further chances to see Kenneth Branagh’s acclaimed Macbeth and a magisterial Helen Mirren in The Audience. As part of the Benjamin Britten centenary celebrations a recording of the landmark open air Peter Grimes On Aldeburgh Beach is shown on Thursday 5 September. 

More Bolshoi live screenings are already on sale for the New Year, starting with George Balanchine’s Jewels, and continuing with a new ballet, Lost Illusions, based on Balzac’s novel, and The Golden Age, a refreshing satire of love, gangsters and cabaret in 1920s Russia, set to music by Shostakovich

Tickets for screenings of live and recorded stage productions are £14 full price, £12 for concessions and £10 for children, with advance booking recommended. Advertised start times are for curtain up, so customers are recommended to take their seats 15 minutes beforehand.

  • Ian Spiby

    Opera is significantly absent from these listings. Other cinemas (eg Stratford, Rugby, Coventry) are all offering live screenings from the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival Opera as well as the Bolshoi, NT and Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Why is Northampton missing out?

    • ErrolFlynnFilmhouse

      Hi Ian

      Thank you for your comment. We do have the Aldeburgh production of Peter Grimes in the current season, and we’re in process of negotiating to show broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in the autumn. We have only been running for two months – these relationships can take time to develop – and we welcome suggestions as to how we could fill any gaps in the town’s cultural life.

      We hope to see you soon!

      Best wishes

      The EFF team

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