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Now showing at Artrix School Drive,Bromsgrove,Worcestershire B60 1PQ 01527 577330

  • NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem
  • RSC Live Encore Screening: Othello

NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem 3 stars

Two penniless bounders hope to marry for money in this revival of George Farquhar's biting restoration comedy, which is broadcast live to cinemas from the stage of the National Theatre in London. Aimwell and Archer have fallen on hard times in London. So they travel around the country posing as master and servant respectively in the hopes of wooing rich ladies to secure their financial future.

  • GenreComedy, Romance, Special
  • CastSamuel Barnett, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Esh Alladi, Susannah Fielding, Geoffrey Streatfeild.
  • DirectorSimon Godwin.
  • WriterGeorge Farquhar.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration180 mins
  • Official sitentlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk
  • Release03/09/2015 (selected cinemas)

Two penniless bounders hope to marry for money in this revival of George Farquhar's biting restoration comedy, which is broadcast live to cinemas from the stage of the National Theatre in London. Aimwell (Samuel Barnett) and Archer (Geoffrey Streatfeild) have fallen on hard times in London. So they travel around the country posing as master and servant respectively in the hopes of wooing rich ladies to secure their financial future. The chancers take lodgings at an inn, run by shady landlord Will Boniface (Lloyd Hutchinson) and quickly learn that their primary target should be wealthy widow Lady Bountiful (Jane Booker), who has a beautiful daughter called Dorinda (Pippa Bennett-Warner). The widow also has a son Mr Sullen (Richard Henders), whose wife (Susannah Fielding) clearly yearns for more excitement than the town of Lichfield can offer. So Aimwell and Archer resolve to seduce Dorinda and Mrs Sullen but the two women are more than a match for the penny-grabbing paramours. Directed by Simon Godwin.

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Thursday 3rd September 2015

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RSC Live Encore Screening: Othello 3 stars

Hugh Quarshie assumes the demanding lead role in Iqbal Khan's bravura staging of Shakespeare, which was recorded live on the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. General Othello has valiantly defended Venice from its enemies. When Othello promotes Cassio above his trusted advisor Iago, the scheming right-hand man hatches a diabolical plan to destroy the General.

  • GenreAdaptation, Drama, Romance, Special, Thriller
  • CastLucian Msamati, Hugh Quarshie, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Ayesha Dharker.
  • DirectorIqbal Khan.
  • WriterWilliam Shakespeare.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration180 mins
  • Official siteonscreen.rsc.org.uk/othello/

Hugh Quarshie, who is best known as Dr Ric Griffin in the long-running BBC medical drama Holby City, assumes the demanding lead role in Iqbal Khan's bravura staging of Shakespeare, which was recorded live on the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. General Othello has valiantly defended Venice from its enemies. When Othello promotes Cassio (Jacob Fortune-Lloyd) above his trusted advisor Iago (Lucian Msamati), the scheming right-hand man hatches a diabolical plan to destroy the General by corrupting the relationship he values the most: the marriage to his young wife Desdemona (Joanna Vanderham). Aided by his wife Emilia (Ayesha Dharker), who is Desdemona's attendant, Iago poisons the ear of Othello by convincing the General that his wife is having an affair with Cassio. The seeds of jealousy take root and Othello is driven to the brink of madness by thoughts of his beloved Desdemona's infidelity. Rage and despair turn to murderous intent and Iago watches with glee as Othello falls spectacularly from grace.

Showtimes (Click time to book tickets)

Wednesday 2nd September 2015