This autumn sees a wealth of A-list talent gracing the screens of ODEON Dorchester, with an eclectic series of live alternative screenings taking place. With everything from opera and musical theatre, to events at the London Literature Festival scheduled to be broadcast from all over the world, there are screenings to suit all interests.
National Theatre Live has announced an international broadcast of Great Britain’s production of Euripides’ powerful Greek tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power. Directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Helen McCrory in the title role, the production will be broadcast live from the National’s Olivier Theatre on Thursday September 4 at 7pm.
For one night only on Thursday September 18, ODEON Dorchester will screen one of the world’s most spectacular opera events direct from Australia. The Handa Opera will perform a modern retelling of Puccini’s tale of love and honour, Madama Butterfly, captured live from the waters of the Sydney Harbour on a magnificent floating stage.
Fans of Stephen Fry can get a sneak preview of his latest volume of memoirs, More Fool Me, on Wednesday October 1 at 7:15pm. His previous memoir, The Fry Chronicles, was the biggest 2010 autobiography in the UK, selling more than one million copies worldwide, and his latest book is a heady tale of the late eighties and early nineties in which Stephen, driven to create, perform and entertain – burned bright, partied hard and damned the consequences. Stephen Fry Live: More fool me offers a rare opportunity to see the multi-award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, writer and raconteur on stage live.
To round off the month of live screenings, award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical Live will be screened live from London’s West End on Monday September 28 at 2pm and 7pm. Based on the Academy Award® nominated film, Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London’s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world, winning more than 80 theatre awards along the way, including Tony Awards® and five Olivier Awards.
Alan Escott, general manager of the ODEON Dorchester, says: “We are eagerly anticipating the new season of alternative screenings this autumn and are proud to be bringing such an impressive programme to the people of Dorchester and the surrounding communities. How often can you say you’ve had the Australian Opera perform ‘live’ on your doorstep!”
The ODEON Dorchester is situated within the Brewery Square development and tickets can be booked by calling 0871 224 1891 or visiting www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/dorchester/214/. Further information about each production can also be viewed on the website.
4/09 MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power 19:00
18/09 Madama Butterfly On Sydney Harbour – Opera Australia 19:30
28/09 Billy Elliot The Musical Live 14:00 & 19:00
1/10 Stephen Fry Live: More fool me 19:15
Tickets for MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, Madama Butterfly On Sydney Harbour and Billy Elliot The Musical Live are priced at: Adult = £10.00, Child & Teen (where applicable) = £7.50, Senior & Student = £8.00
Tickets for Stephen Fry Live: More fool me are priced at: Adult = £12.50, Child & Teen = £10.00, Senior & Student = £10.50