Shakespeare's Globe in partnership with Arts Alliance Media will release three of its theatre productions to cinemas in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The Globe on Screen season will launch globally this fall and will include All's Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing, and Doctor Faustus.
Originally staged at London's Shakespeare's Globe in 2011, the three productions will be shown in their entirety on screens in hundreds of cinemas across the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Offering a truly distinctive cinema experience and the very best seat in the house, this season is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the unique charm of the world famous Globe Theatre and these critically acclaimed performances in your local town.
All's Well That Ends Well kicks off the season on 11th October.
Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee (Me & Orson Welles) is a delight as the Countess of Roussillon, directed by John Dove. The orphaned heroine Helena (Ellie Piercey) will stop at nothing to win the proud young aristocrat Bertram (Sam Crane) who is forced to marry her but instantly abandons her. Sumptuous costumes, outstanding original music, and a fine ensemble of actors captured the spirit of Shakespeare's complex Chekhovian comedy.
Much Ado About Nothing continues the run from 23rd October.
Shakespeare's wittiest of comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, pairs Olivier Award-winning, twice Tony Award nominated (A Moon for Misbegotten alongside Kevin Spacey, The Homecoming) actress Eve Best ( The King's Speech as Wallis Simpson, Showtime's Emmy Award-winning "Nurse Jackie", BBC's "Shackleton", "The Shadow Line") and Charles Edwards (An Ideal Husband, Batman Begins, will be featured on upcoming season of Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television series "Downton Abbey"), as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and also features Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Leonato. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, this fearless display of Shakespeare's wit and wisdom, in which words become weapons, comes to sparkling life.
Closing the cinema season is Doctor Faustus from 8th November.
A spectacular production of Christopher Marlowe's tragedy, directed by Matthew Dunster. The legendary story of a man who sells his soul to the devil for power and pleasure is given a bright and brilliant interpretation with puppets, pyrotechnics and magic tricks. Arthur Darvill, whose screen credits include the movie Pelican Blood but isbest known as Doctor Who's sidekick in the cult British TV classic, plays Mephistopheles. Paul Hilton, whose big screen credits include Wuthering Heights and Klimt with John Malkovich, takes the title role.
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe said "With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity. We are delighted that these productions will be finding new audiences, who can experience Globe shows as if they were in the building."
Globe on Screen harnesses the magic that draws people to the home of Shakespeare year after year. The three titles in this limited season give cinema audiences around the world a thrilling, up-close experience of the Globe from the comfort of their seat.
For more information about the cinema season and how to book tickets please visit the www.globeonscreen.com.