Streamed events

Below are details of the Autumn/Winter season 2018-2019

A ground breaking initiative broadcasting the best of British theatre to cinema and arts venues around the world live, via satellite. It has been a huge hit in the UK and will now be a regular feature from September 2016 at the Courthouse. Occasional ‘Encore’ performances will be included in the mix when the Courthouse has an unavoidable date clash – but these offer the audience exactly the same experience as the live streamed events.

Keep checking our website for new productions and releases coming soon.

Fizz, Film & Fish ‘n’ Chips – presented by Otley Film Society

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The Greatest Showman

Sunday 28th October

3pm – cert PG

£10 adults, £8 concessions (seniors, children) film & food

£5 adults, £3 concessions (seniors, children) film only

Join us for an afternoon screening of this family film with a glass of fizz and followed by fish and chips (or veggie option). Choose food when booking.  Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

This is the sing-a-long version of the film so you can join in with all your favourite tunes in this thoroughly entertaining film.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.

 

National Theatre Live: King Lear

Thursday 1st November

7pm

£13 adults, £12 Courthouse Friends

Recorded Screening

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

 

Funny Girl

Sunday 18th November

7pm

£13 Adults, £12 Courthouse Friends

Following the critically acclaimed West End run, this utterly irresistible new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier award winning Sherdan Smith as Fanny Brice.  Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbara Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain on my Parade.  This iconic musical tells the story of Fanny, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brookly music hall singer to Broadway star.

 

Romeo & Juliet

Friday 14th December

7pm

£11 per person, £10 Courthouse Friends

Recorded Screening

Performed at the Teatro All Scala in Milan, this is a recorded screening of this ballet featuring classic choreography to the immortal notes of Sergej Prokofiev.  Conducted by Patrick Fournillier. Romeo and Juliet debuted in January 1938 in Soviet Russia and it took three years for Prokofiev to get his adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers to the stage. The ‘drambalet’ (dramatised ballet) is a masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy, and has since performed all over the world.

The production was later adapted by leading choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, who pays great attention to human relations, lyricism and psychological tension, without neglecting moments of humour through emotion. The title roles in this production are played by Italian star Roberto Bolle and world-renowned American ballet dancer Misty Copeland.

The screening is 173 minutes including intervals.

 

 

The King and I

Saturday 22nd December

7pm

Recorded Screening

£13 per person, £12 Courthouse Friends

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.

Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a “powerhouse” (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

 

National Theatre Live: Allelujah

Saturday 5th January

7pm

£13 Adults, £12 Courthouse Friends

Recorded Screening

 

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

 

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Saturday 12th January

7pm

£13 adults, £12 Courthouse Friends

Recorded Screening

 

Broadcast from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.  Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.  In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.  Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem. 

 

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III

Thursday 31st January

7pm

£13 Adults, £12 Courthouse Friends

Recorded Screening

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. 

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).  

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 

 

La Traviata

Saturday 2nd February

7pm

£13 Adults, £12 Courthouse Friends

Recorded Screening

 

A recorded screening from Teatro Alla Scala, acclaimed American filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino Garavani have teamed up for a stunning revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, LA TRAVIATA.  

Coppola breathes new life into Verdi’s 1853 opera, that tells the story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Violetta Valéry is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous. However, she’s suffering from a serious illness and her survival relies on the kindness and generosity of her male patrons. Her life seems empty, until she meets and falls in love with the young and eligible Alfredo Germont. But it’s not long before tragic circumstances tear them apart… 

 

National Theatre Live: I’m Not Running

Thursday 14th February

7pm

£13 Adults, £12 Courthouse Friends

Recorded Screening

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.  Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.  What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?  Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014. 

 

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Sunday 17th February

3pm

£10 adults, £8 children

Recorded Screening

91 mins cert PG

If you’ve never had the chance to see Cirque du Soleil live, then this is the event for you.  Come and enjoy this recorded screening of their 2012 performance “Worlds Away”.  A young woman in a small Mid-Western town goes to a travelling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival’s circus and see The Aerialist, the show’s star attraction. She is entranced by The Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, interacting with the strange and wonderful performers and performances of Cirque du Soleil. 

 

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