2019 Fugard Bioscope Winter SeasonThe 2019 Fugard Bioscope winter season is coming, featuring some of the most popular productions from the National Theatre Live titles. The screenings also take an exciting new format, with presentations on Mondays at 3pm and at 7pm, enabling patrons to enjoy the Fugard Theatre’s new homemade pizzas or even make a double bill of it.

The line up for the 2019 Fugard Bioscope Winter Season:

Monday 5 August 7pm – NT Live’s Antony and CleOpatra

Monday 12 August 3pm  – NT Live’s Julie

Monday 12 August 7pm – NT Live’s King Lear

Monday 26 August 3pm – NT Live’s The Audience

Monday 26 August 7pm – NT Live’s All My Sons

Monday 16 September 3pm NT Live’s Allelujah

Monday 16 September 7pm – NT Live’s King Lear

Monday 23 September 7pm – NT Live’s I’m Not Running

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in Antony and Clepatra, his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Director Simon Godwin returns with this hotly anticipated production.

Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa in NT Lives Julie at The Fugard. Picture: Rosaline Shahnavaz

Written by Polly Stenham, Julie (pictured left) is a new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie. BAFTA Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea).

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of King Lear received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfered to the West End for a limited season. Catch Ian McKellen’s extraordinary interpretation of King Lear. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. It’s America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.

2019 Fugard Bioscope Winter Season

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play Allelujah is “just what the doctor ordered” (Daily Telegraph). 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.

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare. Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS to becoming an independent MP. The cast includes Siân Brooke (Sherlock, NT Live: Hamlet), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time) and Alex Hassell (GrantchesterThe Miniaturist).

What: 2019 Fugard Bioscope Winter Season

Where and when: Fugard Theatre, Mondays at 3pm and 7pm from 5 August to 23 September 2019

Tickets: 021 461 4554 or www.thefugard.com  

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