Shakespeare’s Globe and Arts Alliance Media present the Globe on Screen Season 2012
Let your students experience the magic of London’s Globe Theatre from the comfort of your local cinema
Shakespeare’s Globe in partnership with Arts Alliance Media will release three of its theatre productions to cinemas across the UK. The Globe on Screen season will launch globally this autumn and will include All’s Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing, and Doctor Faustus
Many cinemas will be running special screenings for schools. Please follow this link to find out the locations of cinemas that are participating in the Globe on Screen season.
Originally staged at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2011, the three productions will be shown in their entirety on screens in hundreds of local cinemas. This season will give you and your students the opportunity to enjoy the world famous Globe Theatre and these critically acclaimed performances and give them an insight into Shakespearean theatre.
All’s Well That Ends Well kicks off the season on September 26
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.
Much Ado About Nothing continues the run from October 10
Shakespeare’s wittiest of comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, pairs Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best (The King’s Speech, Nurse Jackie, Shackleton, The Shadow Line) and Charles Edwards (An Ideal Husband, Downton Abbey), as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and also features Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Leonato.
Closing the cinema season is Doctor Faustus from October 24
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 is best 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.Globe on Screen, in this limited season, give cinema audiences a thrilling, up-close experience of the Globe from the comfort of their seat.