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WELCOMING THE NATIONAL THEATRE & ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY TO OUR PROGRAMME

WELCOMING THE NATIONAL THEATRE & ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY TO OUR PROGRAMME

This summer, we are delighted to be widening our activity to include events from the National Theatre Live and Royal Shakespeare Company Live. At two special introductory events, we will be broadcasting live performances of Small Island and Measure For Measure into our cinema space, Studio 74. Tickets are £12, or £10 for concessions/students.

THE EVENTS:

Speaking about the addition to the programme, our Naomi Turner (Live Programme Co-Ordinator) said ‘We’re really excited to welcome the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company to our programme of activity, and proud to be doing so at an affordable ticket price. The cost of travelling to London can be prohibitive in itself, and that’s before you add London theatre prices on top of that. With tickets available from £10, we’re proud to be providing the opportunity to experience top-end culture at an affordable and accessible price.’

Jonas Hawkins, Digital & Film Manager, said ‘When we opened Studio 74, our aim was to provide Exeter with an innovative, multi-purpose screening space full of exciting activity. The addition of these live theatre events will complement our existing programme of independent cinema, documentary and new release films, as well as add to our eclectic and varied theatre and performance programme.’

If you haven’t experienced live-broadcast theatre before, we invite you to take your place in the best seat in the house.

National Theatre Live: Small Island

Thu 27 Jun | 7pm | £12 (£10) | Studio 74

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. 

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 this timely and moving story.

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RSC Live: Measure For Measure

Wed 31 Jul | 7pm | £12 (£10) | Studio 74

‘To whom should I complain?’

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. 

Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.

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