OnScreen Hedda promises brilliance
***** ‘Dark, bold and devastating. A triumph.’ Mail on Sunday. Glowing reviews are making us very excited about our next OnScreen film from National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler. Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free. Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer). Be sure not to miss this great production, filmed especially for our OnScreen series. Tuesday April 4 at 10am and 7pm.
Fab Four tribute heads to MEC
Relive the heyday of the world’s favourite pop act with Beatlemania On Tour, the complete live tribute show that recreates a true Beatles experience - authentic costumes, replica instruments and all songs performed with exquisite attention to detail and in their original key! With sold-out shows across the US, Canada, Dubai, Hong Kong, South Africa and New Zealand this is a must-see spectacular for all Beatles fans! Friday April 7.
Diary of a Wombat soon upon us!
Monkey Baa Theatre Company has been posting new diary entries from the furry star of their wonderful Diary of a Wombat playing here Tuesday and Wednesday March 28 and 29. Here’s a bit of a peek:
- Monday Morning: costume fittings. More scene work for 90 minutes without a break. Had to wait until 1pm for my lunch – at least they fed me properly. Afternoon: Director demanded to ‘re-cap the day’s work.’ Pfft.
- Tuesday Morning: Worked on scene 6 and 7. Dug a flowerbed. Afternoon: Rehearsed scenes 8 and 9. I did them perfectly.
- Wednesday Morning: Very disgruntled to find the perfectly nice hole I dug has been filled in. Naturally I re-dug it. When will they learn? Afternoon: I’ve lost interest in carrots, it’s all about the oats. Some washing got in my way. Knocked it off.
- Thursday Morning: Repetition of yesterday’s scenes. This is getting tedious. Afternoon: Humans have abandoned me for a ‘production’ meeting. What’s there to discuss? This is the greatest show I’ve ever starred in.