Two Gentlemen of Verona, Showrooom Cinema
The Royal Shakespeare Company are beaming their production to cinemas live from the stage at Stratford-Upon-Avon on Wednesday night.
This is the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare stage.
In the romantic comedy, Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke’s daughter Silvia.
But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.
The rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find reconciliation.
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct the play.
An associate director of the famed Royal Court Theatre in London, Simon’s production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.
The next live theatre production at the cinema is National Theatre Live: Medea on Thursday.Helen McCrory takes the title role in Euripides’ Ancient Greek tragedy.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. She begs for one day’s grace anduses it to exact an appalling revenge .
Both shows start at 7pm. Tickets: from the box office, by phone on 0114 275 7727 or online at www.showroomworkstation.org.uk.