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Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live
The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents an exceptional series of plays that brings together a remarkable group of actors , led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Richard Madden. The theatre is named after David Garrick, who was considered the most influential British, Shakespearean actor.
National Theatre London: NTLive
The Royal National Theatre on London's South Bank presents an eclectic mix of new plays and classics at any one time. It aims constantly to re-energise the great traditions of the British stage and to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. Cinemas around the world broadcast their performances via satellite. Broadcasts will also feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with artists. More information HERE.
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, where it has recently redeveloped its Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres as part of a £112.8-million "Transformation" project. As well as the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the RSC produces new work from living artists and develops creative links with theatre-makers from around the world, as well as working with teachers to inspire a lifelong love of William Shakespeare in young people and running events for everyone to explore and participate in its work.
Recorded on 16.02.2017
Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.
Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.
Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
On a distant island a man waits. He has been robbed of his position, power and wealth, and his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the elements and bend nature to his will.
When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they awake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.