News: Showcase Cinemas Puts Fleabag Back On Big Screen

News: Showcase Cinemas Puts Fleabag Back On Big Screen

Showcase Cinemas has announced that it will be screening a series of theatre productions, including the stage version of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag as part of its Event Cinema offering.

From Friday 17 July Showcase Cinemas will be screening a star-studded line up of productions, courtesy of National Theatre Live, meaning that you can watch your favourite blockbusters as well as stage performances all under one roof for just £5.

Fleabag was a big hit when broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas in 2019. 

Also joining the Event Cinema line-up is provocative comedy, Present Laughter, directed by Matthew Warchus at The Old Vic. Starring famous face Andrew Scott, star of the BBC’s Sherlock and Fleabag, this play’s depiction of modern day fame is a captivating must-see. 

If it’s a love story you’re after, check out Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy. This powerful adaptation from The Jamie Lloyd Company follows Cyrano as he tries to win over Roxanne using his eloquent way with words.

Showcase are planning an ongoing programme of National Theatre Live  plays throughout this year to help support the wider theatre industry. Theatres are still unable to stage live performances indoors and currently have no date for reopening. 

Throughout 2020, Showcase will also show performances from Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus, Gwendoline Christie in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir Ian McKellen in King Lear, and Sally Field and Bill Pullman in All My Sons.

On the exciting Event Cinema line-up, James Dobbin, Director of Event Cinema, UK & International, Showcase Cinemas said: “We’re really excited to announce that we will be screening a number of plays from National Theatre Live. It’s been a tough time for the theatre industry and theatre fans, so we’d like to show our support by bringing these performances to the big screen for fans to enjoy.” 

Speaking about National Theatre Live productions returning to cinemas, Emma Keith, Head of Broadcast for the National Theatre said, “We are delighted National Theatre Live’s plays are back on the big screen at Showcase Cinemas. We are pleased that the many theatre fans across the UK will have the opportunity to be entertained at their local cinemas. We believe theatre and the arts are a force for good in turbulent times, and while many theatres remain closed to live performances onstage, the big screen experience provides the next best thing to being there.”

Tickets are £5. Guests are advised to book tickets online in advance or use the self-service ticket machines in the cinema lobby.

For the full list of screenings, to book tickets and watch the ‘Be Showcase Safe’ video, visit: https://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/

 

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