Broadcast from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. At the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic. With the King’s mind unraveling, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown.
Simon Russell Beal, one of Britain’s finest Shakespearean actors, plays the title role in this bold re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Richard II. The staging is visceral and modern, powerful and intense. This is a stripped-back version which focuses on the essence of the story – a power struggle between two failing leaders, ruling a divided country.
Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives are about to shatter.
Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in All About Eve. Gillian Anderson is nominated for an Olivier Award for her role as Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?