Spring Into a New Satellite Season

The very best in theatre, dance and opera can be enjoyed here on the big screen this spring.

Productions from the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, English National Opera and even The Bolshoi will be shown as part of our increasingly popular satellite seasons.

This Thursday, April 16, there’s a chance to see a live broadcast from the National Theatre of Tom Stoppard’s new play, The Hard Problem, which follows a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work – where psychology and biology meet.

The Hard Problem will be repeated this Sunday which also sees an afternoon screening of Ivan The Terrible from The Bolshoi.

Drawing on music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi ballet style dramatising this controversial reign.

Gemma Arterton stars as The Duchess Of Malfi(12A) in The Globe’s production which is screened on May 3. After the widowed Duchess secretly marries her steward, her angry brothers exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

Another star performance is promised on May 14 when Ralph Fiennes takes the role of Jack Tanner in the National Theatre’s reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic, Man And Superman. An encore screening follows on May 21.

A live broadcast of the English National Opera’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mike Leigh is screened on May 19. Gilbert and Sullivan’s much loved comic opera is full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes, all featuring in a vibrant and stylish show.

Oscar-winning Chiewetel Ejifor stars in a startling production of Everyman with words by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy broadcast live from the National Theatre on July 16.

And looking further ahead to the autumn, we’re already booking for Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Hamlet from the National Theatre on October 15.

Tickets for all satellite screenings are priced £13/£12 concessions(a £1 per transaction fee applies to online bookings).

For more information or to book, call our Box Office on 01524 598500 or online at www.dukes-lancaster.org.