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Announcement: Weekday Screen Matinee Series


After the success of the inaugural Weekday Screen Matinee Series program this year, Riverside is pleased to announce that these screenings will continue on a monthly basis in 2016.

Due to popular request, in 2016 our Weekday Screen Matinee Series will be on Mondays. All sessions will include complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits served at 10am, followed by the screenings at 10:30am.

The Friends of Riverside will be your hosts to each session. The Friends are volunteers who support the theatre through fundraising, social activities and being advocates for the theatre. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions and The Friends will be there to make you feel welcome. Come with friends or come on your own, it doesn’t matter – these sessions are not only about great theatre and terrific films, they are social events to plan and put in your diary for each month!

Take a look at the start of next year’s line up to whet your appetite:

Best of Live Theatre on Screen: Skylight
11 January
Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s play, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience). Captured live on stage in the West End by National Theatre Live and screened at Riverside.

Classic Movies and Musicals: The King and I
18 January

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

Best of Live Theatre on Screen: The Winter’s Tale
8 February

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Starring a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons), Jessie Buckley (Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music), Hadley Fraser (The Phantom of the Opera – Film), Miranda Raison (Spooks) and Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella) as Leontes. Captured live on stage at the Garrick Theatre, London and screened at Riverside.

Classic Movies and Musicals: South Pacific
15 February
Don’t miss this romantic musical film adaptation of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical back on the Big Screen. Love blossoms on a paradisical South Seas island during World War II when a Navy nurse falls for a French planter, an American lieutenant woos a native girl and an assortment of sailors lust after female military personnel.

Best of Live Theatre on Screen: The Importance of Being Earnest
14 March

See Britain’s national treasure and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. Captured live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London and screened at Riverside Theatres.

Classic Movies and Musicals: Lover Come Back
21 March

All is fair in love and advertising. A riotous new twist in the art of gentle persuasion, Doris Day and Rock Hudson star in this Award-winning classic film.

Best of Live Theatre on Screen: As You Like It
11 April

Performed at the National Theatre London for the first time in 30 years, Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change is captured live and screened at Riverside. Starring Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at Manchester International Festival) as Rosalind, this is not to be missed!

Add the dates for this fantastic program to your diary and secure your tickets now!


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