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 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.


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 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 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 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.


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 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).


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 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.


Muse To Release ‘Drones World Tour’ In Cinemas Worldwide For One Night Only – July 12


Muse have announced plans to release their ambitious ‘Drones World Tour’ to cinemas worldwide on July 12 for one night only, through Trafalgar Releasing. Exclusive screenings will bring the globally renowned, multi-platinum-selling band and their Drones ‘in the round’ spectacular to the big screen. Tickets are now available.

Filmed and recorded over multiple tour dates in 2016, the ‘Drones World Tour’ will showcase Muse’s career-spanning hits including ‘Psycho’, ‘Madness’, ‘Uprising’, ‘Plug in Baby’, ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ and ‘Knights of Cydonia’ amongst others. The film contains never-before-seen special effects, perfectly complimenting the awe-inspiring level of creative stage production Muse fans have come to expect, ensuring the ultimate audio / visual sensory experience.

Alongside exclusive insight from the band talking about the creative concept, highlights of the show include autonomous Drones flying across the audience, giant projections and intricate, perfectly crafted LED laser works that create an eerie, dystopian world.

The New York Times has described the Muse live experience as “an endless build-up, heading for one peak after another — is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available”.

Matt Bellamy said:

“The symbiosis between humanity and technology has always been something I am interested by.  Drones just seem to be a very interesting modern metaphor for what that represents…You want to leave people with the idea that they ask the question themselves about the role of technology in our lives and whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing.”

Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing – an award winning, market leader in global event distribution – said:

“We’re delighted to be working on this innovative and unforgettable show from Muse, a group that time and again illustrate that they are one of the world’s best live bands. The concert film deserves to be seen in the best possible way, in cinemas on the big screen together with other Muse fans. We look forward to collaborating with the band, their management team and label across this release.”

Praise for Muse Drones World Tour –

‘Muse, winners of umpteen best live band awards, in their natural habitat’ – The Guardian

‘Thrilling, theatrical and technically flawless’ – Evening Standard

‘A jaw-dropping extravaganza…Muse are more commanding than they have ever been.’ – The Independent

‘Muse’s status as the last of the great arena-rock bands remains undiminished’ – Rolling Stone

Book your tickets now by visiting 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 Ticket line on 0861-Movies (668 437).

Experience Muse Drones World Tour at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas at 20:00 PM:

  • Brooklyn in Pretoria
  • Cavendish in Cape Town
  • Gateway Cinema Nouveau in Durban
  • The Zone at Rosebank Johannesburg

Nouveau Hosts 20th South African International Documentary Festival And Sponsors Encounters Youth Experience Award

An extraordinary non-fiction experience awaits South African audiences at Ster-Kinekor cinemas at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town this June. The highly anticipated Encounters annual festival makes its way to the screens and the hearts of non-fiction fanatics from 31 May to 10 June.

Encounters, the leading Creative Documentary Festival in the country and Africa, has once again partnered with Ster-Kinekor to exhibit award-wining documentaries from around the world.

Moreover, in addition to hosting the festival at these two cinemas, Nouveau is excited to announce its sponsorship of the inaugural EYE (Encounters Youth Experience) Award. This award will be judged by a Cape Town based panel of 3 young industry jurors, and will be presented to the best South African short documentary screened during the festival.

“As the country’s leading exhibitor, our involvement with Encounters and sponsoring of the second EYE Award gives us a great opportunity to entrench our commitment further to developing the local film industry, and supporting South Africa’s exciting, rising young talent,” says Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

“Continued focus on the youth market at our cinemas is a key sector element of our marketing strategy. This sponsorship opportunity further strengthens that strategy, and enables us to interact with some of the country’s developing young talent within the sector, whose careers are just starting to take off.”

The Encounters Youth Jury connoisseurs comprises of:

  • Khanyisile Mazibuko (23), is an actress, talk-show host and filmmaking student. A National School of the Arts alumni and the director of award winning short film, “Zeroni”
  • Beth Ribeiro (20) is a final-year student in Screen Production and Drama at UCT.
  • Shari Mwanika (21) is an aspirant Ugandan filmmaker who storytelling is an extension of who she is and that passion has moulded her

The festival will facilitate comprehensive screening and workshop programme aimed at bringing South African documentary to young audiences. This initiative shows continued support to young film-makers in this genre and to the practical craft of documentary filmmaking.

With a selection of 37 local and international features and short films, this year’s youth focus and award encourages younger audiences and filmmakers to attend the festival and appreciate this broad arena of filmmaking.

Bookings are now open and festival tickets prices are R 60.00 For more information about the Encounters Documentary Festival screening at Nouveau, visit Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz using #EncountersDoc2018, and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For any queries, call Ticketline on 0861Movies (668 437).


Delve Into Your Inner Darkness With Macbeth From National Theatre Live At Cinema Nouveau From 9 June 2018

Catch the next screening in National Theatre Live’s 2018 season at Cinema Nouveau with a modern day take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of moral decline, Macbeth. In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.


Intense and terrifying, this new production was filmed live at the National Theatre in London, directed by the NT’s artistic director Rufus Norris. Double Olivier award-winner Rory Kinnear plays Macbeth (Othello, Skyfall), and Olivier and BAFTA nominee Anne-Marie Duff plays Lady Macbeth (Suffragette, Shameless).

Please note this production contains scenes of a violent nature.

Run time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with one 20 minutes interval.

Catch Macbeth at the following Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau sites nationwide from 09 June 2018 for four screenings only:

  • Cinema Nouveau Rosebank (Johannesburg)
  • Gateway Commercial (Durban)
  • Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn (Pretoria)
  • Cinema Nouveau V & A Waterfront (Cape Town)

Forthcoming National Theatre Live broadcasts for 2018 include Golden Globe, Tony and Olivier award winner Ian McKellen (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) in King Lear; BAFTA award winner Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) in Julie, an updated version of the Strindberg classic Miss Julie, and Olivier award winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) in The Madness of George III. Visit to check for forthcoming SA screening dates.


An American In Paris – The Musical To Screen Exclusively At Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau For One Night Only

This record-setting musical play has taken the theatre world by storm! And for ONE night only on 16 May 2018, An American In Paris – The Musical will screen at exclusively at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau sites nationwide.

This Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, is inspired by the 1952 Oscar-award-winning film of the same name.

There is a reason this passionate love story has received 28, five-star reviews from critics thus far, and it’s not only because of the music and lyrics of the talented George and Ira Gershwin or the amazing choreography – it’s the story that will pull at your heart-strings.

The musical follows an American GI, Jerry Mulligan (Robert Fairchild), who wants to be an acclaimed artist. While in Paris, he meets a beautiful, young dancer named Lise Dassin (Leanne Cope).  As he takes in the French ambiance, a sensuous story of modern romance, art, friendship and love unravels, and as this unfolds, you will experience the highs and lows of their relationship.

Directors Christopher Wheeldon and Ross MacGibbon created a piece of art that will live on in the hearts of musical-lovers. You can ONLY experience An American in Paris -The Musical at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, so book now to avoid disappointment.

To see the trailer of An American in Paris – The Musical click here.

Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Don’t miss An American in Paris – The Musical at the following Ster-Kinekor sites ONLY on 16 May 2018.

  • Cinema Nouveau Rosebank (Johannesburg)
  • Gateway Commercial (Durban)
  • Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn (Pretoria)
  • Cinema Nouveau V & A Waterfront (Cape Town)

For booking information on An American in Paris visit and 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.


Fairytale Revisited And A Father’s Love At Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau In May With Luisa Miller (Verdi) And Cendrillon

The exhilarating Met Opera The 2017-18 Live in HD is drawing to a close, but as opera fans know, “it’s not over until the fat lady sings”! Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau will release Luisa Miller (Verdi) on 12 May 2018; and Cendrillon, on 26 May 2018.

Head to the nearest Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor theatres where opera comes alive and tenors and sopranos touch your soul even after the final curtain call.

Luisa Miller (Verdi)

Showing for the first time in HD, Italian opera music composer Giuseppe Verdi’s Luisa Miller isn’t just a classic tale of lovers torn apart. It explores Walter Miller’s (Tenor Plácido Domingo) love for his daughter Luisa Miller (Soprano, Sonya Yoncheva) and the lengths he will go to protect his child and how a daughter will go to the ends of the earth to save her father. The opera set flits between a humble, village house and a palace. When Luisa falls in love with Rodolfo, the son of local lord, Count Walter, plenty of conspiracy, deception and tragedy is thrown into the mix to satisfy drama-lovers. Conductor Bertrand de Billy hits every note perfectly, with a musical pulse that both syncs with, and adds depth to the emotive narrative.

Screening date: 12 May 2018.


Cendrillon (Massenet)

Cendrillon (Cinderella) is a ‘fairy tale’ opera performed in four acts by French composer Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Caïn. It is based on French author Charles Perrault’s 1698 version of Cinderella, one of the most popular, modern-day fairy-tales. Cendrillon is ill-treated by her step-mother and step-sisters, but thanks to her Fairy God Mother (Kathleen Kim) she attends a Gala Ball where Prince Charming (mezzo-soprano Alice Coote) is ordered to find a wife. Coote plays the prince in a breeches role, dressed in male clothing. Cendrillon attends the ball and leaves a glass slipper behind in a race against the clock. The Prince seeks out woman, who enchanted him at the Ball and an emotional rollercoaster ensues.

Conductor Bertrand de Billy perfectly executes music that captures the melancholy of the prince

and Cendrillon as they pine for each other. Prepared to be surprised because the opera takes some twists and turns that gives a different perspective on the classic fairytale.

Screening date: 26 May 2018


All films will show at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor sites: Rosebank Nouveau, Gateway Commercial, Brooklyn Nouveau and V&A Waterfront Nouveau. At Somerset and Blue Route Mall in Cape Town, Bedford Square in Johannesburg and Garden Route Mall in George.

Audience can look forward to the next met Opera season in November.

Bookings are now open

For more information and to make bookings feast your eyes on all three mesmerizing productions, visit the website at or download the SK App. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook page: Ster-Kinekor and follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor or @nouveaubuzz. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).