Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
Tuesday 20 May – Wednesday 31 December 2014
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon marks a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Picturehouse Cinemas, teaming up to screen productions live from Shakespeare’s home town. The first broadcast was Richard II in November 2013, which was seen by more than 60,000 people.
Through live broadcasts they can take the work they make in Stratford-upon-Avon to the widest possible audience including students in the classroom.
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
- 11:30am: RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
- 7:30pm: RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
- Sun 21 Sep 2014, 11:30am
- Wed 15 Oct 2014, 7:30pm
RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2014)
directed by Simon Godwin starring Mark Arends, Michael Marcus
Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for 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. With friendship forgotten, 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 a path to reconciliation.
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court, and he most recently directed Strange Interlude at the National Theatre. The production features Mark Arends as Proteus and Michael Marcus as Valentine. Mark recently appeared in Headlong’s 1984, and Michael’s credits include playing Henry Tudor in the BBC series The White Queen. Launce is played by Roger Morlidge, who has just finished appearing in the West End transfer of The Full Monty.