The ODEON Dorchester is pleased to announce that two critically-acclaimed National Theatre productions are set to be screened in May.

On Thursday May 1 at 7pm, an encore performance of the National Theatre’s production of King Lear will be screened to the cinema.  James Bond: Skyfall director Sam Mendes directs this new production which sees two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale in the title role of this Shakespeare masterpiece.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

An encore performance of the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be broadcast on Thursday May 22 at 7pm. Certificate 15, this production is based on Mark Haddon’s novel and is adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.  The production won seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best Play.

Fifteen year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Alan Escott, general manager at ODEON Dorchester, says: “Our National Theatre screenings are proving hugely popular, regularly selling out, and we’re delighted to bring two further productions to the Dorchester community. With our bar facilities, the cinema makes a perfect evening for theatre viewing.”

Tickets are priced at £10.50 for adults, £8.50 for seniors and students and £8 for children and teenagers.

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/.