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Allelujah!

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: Alan Bennett
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: To Be Announced

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

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Madness of George III

The Madness of George III

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: Alan Bennett
Directed by: Adam Penford
Starring: Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough

It’s 1786 and King George III (Mark Gatiss) is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Simon Godwin
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony (Ralph Fiennes) now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo) and Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

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King Lear

King Lear

Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jonathan Munby
Starring: Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen stars in what many consider to be the greatest tragedy ever written. King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." — Daily Telegraph

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Joe Hill Gibbins
Starring: Simon Russell Beale

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

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I'm Not Running

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: David Hare
Directed by: To Be Announced
Starring: To Be Announced

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision in this explosive new drama by David Hare..

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