A SHAKESPEARIAN tragedy will be screened live at Vue Cheshire Oaks in a one-off performance.
Sold-out Shakespearian play King Lear will be shown via a satellite broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse in London’s Covent Garden next week.
The play, which explores the essence of human nature, from love and hate to power and loss, will be screened at 6.45pm on Thursday, February 3.
The stage production is led by acclaimed stage and TV actor Derek Jacobi as ageing monarch King Lear.
The play follows King Lear’s descent into madness after dividing his kingdom between two of his three daughters, Goneril and Regan, who he deems to love him the most, and disowning his third daughter, Cornelia, for not being able to describe her devotion to him.
As events unfold, King Lear sees his two successors turn on him and Cornelia, now Queen of France, come to his aide.
The tale ends in all-out war between the sisters, finally ending the era of King Lear and his e daughters.
Mark De Quervain, sales and marketing director of Vue Entertainment, said: “Shakespeare’s works are national institutions and of great importance to British culture, so we are thrilled to be able to bring this live performance of King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, to the people of Cheshire Oaks.
“We will continue to offer a wide range of choice throughout 2011, and have some great shows already planned, including the National Theatre’s performances of Frankenstein, which is being directed by Danny Boyle, and will be followed by a performance of The Cherry Orchard.”
Tickets to the live performance are £12.50 and can be booked at www. myvue.com.