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7 stage shows you can see in cinemas soon

We round-up some of the hottest cinema screenings over the coming months

Simon Russell Beale and Leo Bill
© Marc Brenner

Going to the theatre is almost always fun, but sometimes, for whatever reason, trekking across the country just isn't possible. Here's a little round-up of all the upcoming shows heading to a town near you for a silver screen showing. Decide what type of popcorn you're after and head over to the nearest cinema to see some of these cracking performances beamed out to cinemas.



The Almeida
© Philip Vile

The Tragedy of King Richard II

15 January 2019

Simon Russell Beale leads the cast in a very exciting new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, overseen by the creative genius of Joe Hill-Gibbins. The show opened to solid reviews so a chance for more people to see it is always welcome.



Siân Brooke in the poster for I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running

31 January 2019

David Hare's political play is currently running at the National, portraying turbulent relationships between politicians within the Labour Party. Doctor Foster's Siân Brooke leads the cast.



Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon
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As You Like It

17 April 2019

Kimberley Sykes, who directed Dido in 2017 returns to the RSC in 2019 for a new production of Shakespeare's comedy. At the moment it's a bit of a way off so details are to be confirmed!



Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan
© Left: David Gordon, right: Dan Wooller

All My Sons

14 May 2019

This one's a biggy – Sally Field, Bill Pulman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will star in the upcoming revival of Arthur Miller's family tragedy. Headlong's Jeremy Herrin directs, in what is surely one of the hottest tickets of the new year.



Justin Audibert
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The Taming of the Shrew

5 June 2019

Another RSC fixture – Unicorn artistic director Justin Audibert returns to Stratford for a new version of Shakespeare's problem play, reimagined in a 1590 matriarchy.



The National Theatre
© Philip Vile

Small Island

Later in 2019

Andrea Levy's award-winning Small Island will be coming to the stage in a new version courtesy of Helen Edmondson. Casting is yet to be announced, but the show looks set to be an epic version of a brillian novel about those journeying from Jamaica to Britain in 1948.



Measure for Measure

31 July 2019

RSC artistic director Gregory Doran helms this new version of Shakespeare's problem play, which stars Stratford regulars Lucy Phelps and Sandy Grierson.

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