Campbell River may not have a Shakespearean theatre, opera house or a gallery of the masters’ paintings but that doesn’t mean Campbell Riverites have to miss out on fine art productions, thanks to the local cinema.
You don’t have to go to London’s world famous Globe Theatre to see their productions of Shakespearean classics.
The Globe Theatre is coming to you, more specifically, to Campbell River’s Landmark Cinemas which is offering alternative programming that might appeal to you.
Get the best seat in the house for the next production of a series of Shakespearean classics as Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen’s next showing – The Tempest – will be Saturday morning at Campbell River’s Landmark Cinemas at 10 a.m.
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.
Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
Headliner Jeremy Herrin’s previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes 2011’s much loved Much Ado About Nothing.
Roger Allam won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010. Other recent credits include The Thick of It (BBC) and Tamara Drewe (Film).
Colin Morgan is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series Merlin.
Tickets are $14.99 for adults and youths, $12.99 for seniors and $9.99 for children.
Next in the Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen is Macbeth on March 28.
Globe on Screen is one of five series of alternative programming offered by the local Landmark Cinema.
Fancy some opera? Check out the Metropolitan Opera’s HD Cinema Series showing:
- The Merry Widow, Jan. 17 at 9:55 a.m.
- Les Contes d’Hoffman, Jan. 31 at 9:55 a.m.
- Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle double feature starting at 9:30 a.m.
- La Donna del Lago, March 14 at 9:55 a.m.
- Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana double feature April 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Another unique feature is the In Search of Series which is a unique look at the music, life and inspiration of the world’s most famous composers Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Chopin. Cinema surround sound brings these classical music masterpieces to life. Prices are $14.99 general admission, $12.99 for seniors and $9.99 for children and show time is 10 a.m.
The schedule is:
- In Search of Beethoven, Jan. 18.
- In search of Haydn, Feb. 15
- In Search of Chopin, March 1.
Another series is the Exhibition On Screen which allows viewers to experience the history, art and life of the great painting masters. These are the world’s greatest art exhibitions in HD on the big screen.
Admission is $14.99 general, $12.99 seniors and $9.99 children per performance or for a 10 per cent discount, you can take in the whole series for $40.47 for general admission, $35.07 for seniors and $26.97 for children.
The schedule is:
- Manet, Jan. 3.
- Munch, Feb. 7.
- Vermeer, April 4.
The final series is the Royal Opera House Series featuring performances by The Royal Ballet from London’s famous Royal Opera House. Admission is $16.99 for adults and youths, $14.99 for seniors and $11.99 for children.
On deck are:
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Jan. 24.
- Swan Lake, April 18.
- La Fille Mal Gardee, June 6.