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Fresh New Season Of National Theatre Live From Cinema Nouveau

National Theatre Live continues to bring the best of British theatre to international screens throughout 2019 and you can experience some of the world’s best talent at your local Cinema Nouveau, with three new productions featuring all-star casts.

Catch All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), filmed live in London’s West End. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing – a legend, a true star of the theatre. But now there’s Eve, her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve – the golden girl, the girl next door. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), interrogates our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity.

All About Eve is adapted by van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr and features music from double Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey. Watch the trailer HERE

Next from NT Live is Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, showing at cinemas from 15 June. Directed by Jeremy Herrin and filmed live at The Old Vic in London, All My Sons stars Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day). Set in America in 1947, Miller’s play follows Joe and Kate Keller, who despite some hard knocks 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. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Screening from 27 July, Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the ship Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England. The play follows three intricately connected stories: Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.

Booking is now open for all upcoming National Theatre Live screenings; visit www.sterkinekor.com or use the Ster-Kinekor App. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

The discounts and benefits valid for members of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club loyalty programmes also apply for all live theatre productions. Special prices for group bookings are also available on request.

During the past ten years of National Theatre Live, over 80 theatre productions have been shown in 3500 venues worldwide, reaching an audience of nearly 9 million people.

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National Theatre Live Starts 2019 Screenings With Star-Studded Shakespeare And Explosive Contemporary Cinema

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Antony & Cleopatra

National Theatre Live once again brings the work of some of the UK’s leading playwrights, directors and actors to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau from January 2019 with three new broadcasts. William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra will have four screenings from 19 January, followed by The Tragedy of King Richard the Second from 23 February, while leading political dramatist David Hare’s new play I’m Not Running screens from 16 March.

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo take on the title roles in Antony & Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s great tragedy of politics, passion and power, filmed live at the National Theatre. 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 critically acclaimed production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Antony & Cleopatra screens at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau nationwide and Gateway Commercial Durban on 19, 23 & 24 January at 19:30 and on 20 Jan at 14:30

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second stars Olivier Award-winner Simon Russell Beale as Richard II, captured live at the Almeida Theatre in London. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second screens at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau nationwide and Gateway Commercial Durban on 23, 27 & 28 Feb at 19:30 and on 24 Feb at 14:30

I’m Not Running

Finally I’m Not Running, an explosive new play by David Hare, will be filmed live at the National Theatre. Pauline Gibson (Siân Brooke) 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 peace 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.

I’m Not Running screens at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau nationwide and Gateway Commercial Durban on 16, 20 & 21 March at 19:30 and on 17 March at 14:30

For booking information on any of the upcoming National Theatre Live screenings visit www.sterkinekor.com/nouveau or use the Ster-Kinekor App. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

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The Madness Of George III

Olivier award winner Mark Gatiss stars as King George III in Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III filmed live at the UK’s Nottingham Playhouse.

National Theatre Live once again brings the best of British theatre to Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau with the screening of The Madness of George III. From 22 December local audiences will get an opportunity to experience this compelling and critically acclaimed production for four screenings only.

It’s 1786 and King George III (Mark Gatiss, Sherlock, Game of Thrones) is the most powerful man in the world. However his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic with his mind unravelling at a dramatic pace. As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, royal doctors (Dr Willis played by Adrian Scarborough, Gavin & Stacey, A Very English Scandal) hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments, while ambitious politicians and a scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown.

Alan Bennett’s epic multi award winning drama was first performed at the National Theatre in 1991 before being turned into an Oscar and BAFTA winning film in 1994. This production is directed by the artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse Adam Penford.

The Madness of George III screens at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau nationwide and Gateway Commercial Durban on 22, 26 & 27 December at 19:30 and on 23 December at 14:30. For booking information on any of the upcoming National Theatre Live screenings visit www.sterkinekor.com/nouveau or use the Ster-Kinekor App. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

Since launching in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over 8 million people at 2,500 venues in 65 countries. The first season began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren. Recent broadcasts include Follies with Imelda Staunton, Yerma with Billie Piper, Angels in America with Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill, Rosentcrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with Daniel Radcliffe and Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson.

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Dancers Will Take Their Final Bow When The Comic Ballet Coppélia Ends The Magic Of Bolshoi Ballet Season 2017-2018

Ballet in cinema: at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau Theatres

Bolshoi Ballet season 2017-2018 Ballet season ends on high note

Coppélia: From 04 August 2018

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia is the most charming comedic love story. It shows a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this cheerful comedy involving a Swanhilda, a feisty heroine who decides to teach her fiancée, Franz, a lesson because of his wandering eye.

Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia, who sits reading on her balcony each day. But the mysterious and charming Coppelia is not what she appears to be, and almost breaks up the two sweethearts.

The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines on stage in the famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals seem to be in flight with youthful energy, and irresistible humour in this effervescent production.

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes, with an interval of 15 minutes

If you’re a hopeless romantic, then Coppélia is a must see!

The 2017-2018 Bolshoi Ballet season will screen at the following Ster-Kinekor theatres ONLY:

  • Cinema Nouveau Rosebank
  • Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn
  • Cinema Gateway Commercial
  • Cinema Nouveau V & A Waterfront

Visit any of our world-class dedicated “art cinema” chains in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban to feast your eyes, heart and soul on this momentous ballet season.

Bookings are now open

For more information and to make bookings to watch any of the upcoming Ballet productions, visit the website at www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook page: Ster-Kinekor Theatres and follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

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Experience A Blend Of Family, Vino, And Emotion When ‘Back To Burgundy’ Hits The Big Screen, Exclusive To Ster-Kinekor Theatres

If you fancy yourself a wine connoisseur, enjoy an exquisite glass of wine or are interested in all things vino, then the French film Back to Burgundy is a definite must-see. The film releases on 20 July 2018, and will show exclusively at selected Ster-Kinekor sites.

Back to Burgundy is directed by the renowned, Cédric Klapisch.

 

Back to Burgundy explores the rich wine culture of France’s Burgundy. You can’t experience the trials and tribulations of a new generation of wine-makers, anywhere else but on Ster-Kinekor screens.  The film will certainly make your heart skip a beat as you immerse yourself in a tale of vineyards, grape-stomping and love.

The film stars Jean (Pio Marmaï), who, for a decade, left his family and his birthplace of Burgundy to travel the world.

After learning about his father’s imminent death, he returns home and reunites with his strong-willed sister Juliette (Ana Girardot), and his brother Jérémie (François Civil), who recently married into one of the region’s more prestigious wine families.

Sadly, their father passes away before the harvest begins. As the four seasons pass, the three siblings bond, at the same pace as their wine matures.

When asked what wine represents to him, Klapisch, said, “Wine is my father. I know wine through my father – who drinks practically nothing other than Burgundy. When I began drinking (around 17-18-year-old) he let me taste his wines… It’s thanks to him that I learnt about wine.”

It is a heart-felt story, with both funny and intense moments.

Run Time: 113 minutes.
Age Restriction: 13 DLS

For the exclusive screenings of Back to Burgundy, visit Ster-Kinekor cinemas at Blue Route (Cape Town), Somerset (Cape Town), V&A Nouveau (Cape Town), Rosebank Cinema Nouveau (Johannesburg) and Brooklyn Nouveau (Pretoria).

Bookings open Monday, 16th July. Visit  www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office.  For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

Back to Burgundy will premiere at the first edition of the Winemaking and Movies Festival on the occasion of the well-known Bastille Day Festival in Franschhoek.

Hosted by The French Consulate on the 13th of July 2018 at the Franschhoek Cellar.