Theater in Cinema in 2016 Part 1

I had started to write about performances Odeon cinemas are streaming live from some of the grand theater houses around Europe. Continuing on this tradition, here is a list of theater performances on during the first half of the year.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Blanchardstown/Limerick/Point Village/Waterford – Thursday 28th of January
Running time 180 minutes
National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ – broadcast live to cinemas.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ swept the board, winning the Olivier for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. While they toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Live As You Like It

Blanch/Point Village/Waterford – Thursday 25th of February
Running time 180 minutes
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change ‘As You Like It’ comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.
There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation.Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
‘As You Like It’ will be broadcast live from the National Theatre to a cinema near you.


Coolock/Waterford – Monday 8th of June
Running time 180 minutes
‘Hamlet’ has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.
Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.
Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as ‘Hamlet’ in RSC Live’s production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, ‘Hamlet’ confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

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