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Live Broadcasts from Shakespeare's Hometown
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How do you prefer to consume your Shakespeare? Do you like to see them performed on stage or do do you prefer to watch a film adaptation at the cinema?
The theatre is how they were originally intended to be seen, and has an amazing atmosphere. But travelling all the way into the centre of London can be a hassle, especially when it is an evening performance. It means that you hit rush hour on the way, and you don't get home till late. Also, if you want to go out to eat, restaurants are twice as expensive in the city.
Cinema has the convenience, since most towns have a local odeon. You can get there quickly, and arrive home at a reasonable time. If you want a meal, you can get better deals too.
Now you can get the best of both worlds. The Royal Shakespeare Company have teamed up with Picturehouse Cinemas to bring you five very special performances live from William Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
It all started with a live broadcast of Richard II in November 2013. More than sixty thousand people in the UK were able to see David Tennant reign supreme, despite being miles away from where the show was taking place. The play was broadcast to hundreds of cinemas, including Picturehouse, Odeon, Curzon, Arthouse, The Barbican, Gate, RADA, Ritzy, and The Lexi. If you missed it, encore performances are still being shown periodically.