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March 24, 2017

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When Stage and Screen Collide: Stars Light Up Cineplex Events Stage Series

What do you get when you take your favourite actors, put them in your favourite plays and screen them in the comfort of your local movie theatre? The best cinematic experience of your life, right? I do beseech you receiveth a “hell yeah”?! Cineplex Events’ Stage Series does this all for you with new additions to the 2017 lineup.

Here are a few highlights:

Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

National Theatre Live from The Old Vic
April 20, 2017 (Live), and May 27, 2017
Directed by David Leveaux
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, David Haig

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Equus), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard famous overnight.

Set against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in Angels in America 

National Theatre Live
Part 1: July 20, 2017 (Live) and August 5, 2017
Part 2: July 27, 2017 (Live) and August 12, 2017
Directed by Marianne Elliott
Starring Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough and Russell Tovey

Set in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration of the mid-1980s, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Spider-man, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People,Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Tony Olivier and award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Jude Law in Obsession

National Theatre Live from the Barbican
May 11, 2017 (Live) and June 24, 2017
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Starring Jude Law

Based on Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film Obsession tells the story of Gino (Jude Law – The Talented Mr Ripley, Hamlet), a strikingly handsome but down-at-heel drifter and Giovanna, a young woman trapped in her marriage. At a roadside restaurant Gino encounters Giovanna and her husband, Giuseppe. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Billie Piper in Yerma

National Theatre Live from The Young Vic
September 21 & 23, 2017 (Captured live)
Directed by Simon Stone
Starring Billie Piper

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The can’t-miss theatre phenomenon is sold out at the Young Vic and critics are calling it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Dr. Who)’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘ devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

To see when these presentations are playing at a theatre near you, visit Cineplex.com/Events.