THE WINTER'S TALE From Shakespeare's Globe To Be Broadcast In UK Cinemas

THE WINTER'S TALE From Shakespeare's Globe To Be Broadcast In UK Cinemas

More2Screen has announced that the Shakespeare's Globe production of the much-loved late romance The Winter's Tale will be broadcast live to over 400 cinemas across the UK, Ireland and selected European territories on Thursday 4 October 2018.

Directed by Blanche McIntyre (fresh from directing the hugely acclaimed The Writer at the Almeida) the production will be the second live cinema broadcast from inside the famous 'wooden O' in the Globe's history.

The sweeping plot of The Winter's Tale takes us from the seething, stifled Sicilian court to the joyful chaos of Bohemia. Shakespeare's great drama of irrational emotions and inexplicable forces shows us how even the greatest cruelties can be redeemed by love, forgiveness, and a little gentle magic...

Blanche McIntyre has previously directed both The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It on the Globe stage. Winner of the 2011 Critics' Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award and Best Director at the TMA UK Theatre Awards in 2013, she is well-known for her productions of The Seagull (Headlong), Accolade (St James' Theatre) and The Norman Conquests (Chichester Festival Theatre).

The play stars Will Keen (The Crown, Wolf Hall) as Leontes, Priyanga Burford (W1A, Marcella) as Hermione and Sirine Saba (Eastenders, Exhibition) as Paulina. It is composed by Academy Award-winner Stephen Warbeck.

Michelle Terry, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, said: "We are delighted to be bringing our wonderful production of The Winter's Tale to cinemas across the country and around the world. Live broadcasts allow us to share these plays, performed in our unique and iconic theatre, with an even wider audience, reaching people who may not be able to reach us, and bringing Shakespeare's stories to the big screen in all their vibrancy and immediacy."

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The Globe Theatre season runs from April to October. The 2018 season opened on 25 April with Hamlet and As You Like It presented by the Globe Ensemble. It continues with Blanche McIntyre's The Winter's Tale. Next to open is Othello, directed by Claire van Kampen. Two new plays will also premiere at the Globe this season: Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Eyam by Matt Hartley.

The Globe's education programme includes the annual 'Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank' production, created especially for young people, which opened in the Globe in February 2018. This year's production was Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Michael Oakley, with 20,000 free tickets given to schools across London and Birmingham.

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