After installing up to the minute cinema systems last year, City Varieties has scheduled live and delayed screenings of a variety of productions, guaranteed to prove popular with Leeds theatre-goers.
Here’s a tempting list:
Julie – live screening on Thursday 6 September at 6.50 p.m. With Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) Billed as both shocking and fiercely relevant in its new and contemporary setting.
Terry Abraham’s Q & A + a screening of his Alan Hinkes documentary on Friday 7 September at 7.30 p.m. Terry tells the story of one of only a handful of people who have conquered the world’s 14 highest mountains; his spirit, ambition and his passion for the outdoors. Growing old gracefully is not for this man.
King Lear – A live screening from London’s West End, with Sir Ian McKellen. Thursday 27 September at 6.50 p.m
Funny Girl – a delayed screening on 8 November at 7.00 p.m. This is the musical with Sheridan Smith.
Allelujah, filmed with a live audience, on Friday 2 November at 700 p.m. Alan Bennett’s new play. An old-fashioned hospital on the edge of the Pennines is threatened with closure, including the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward.
The Madness of George III – a delayed screening on Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 7.00 p.m. Another Alan Bennett, with Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough.
Antony and Cleopatra, a delayed screening on Wednesday 23 January at 7.00 p.m. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo.
I’m Not Running, a live screening on Thursday 31 January at 7.00 p.m. A David Hare play direct from the National Theatre. Topical tale of a doctor and leader of a local health campaign and her old boyfriend, a politician
Book online at cityvarietiesmusichall.co.uk or call box office on 0113 243 0808
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