Love Theatre? Love Wivenhoe House as the Lakeside Theatre, just five minutes’ walk away, will be showing live National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company productions from November.
Some of the best productions from the best theatre venues in the country will be projected live into the theatre, starting at 7.30 pm, giving you enough time to enjoy dinner in the brasserie before a short walk to your comfy seat.
You can enjoy these shows for just £13 or £10 a ticket for students/concessions.
The first screenings feature the most acclaimed playwrights in modern history: Terence Rattigan, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, George Bernard Shaw and Henrik Ibsen. The series launches on 3 November with NT Encore’s The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan, starring Helen McRory, followed on 1 December with The Threepenny Opera by Bertold Brecht, starring Rory Kinnear.
Tickets can be booked via www.lakesidetheatre.org.uk and tables in the brasserie, which opens its evening service at 5.30 pm, can be reserved on 01206 863666.
The theatre season will begin again early in 2017 with RSC Live’s The Tempest, starring Simon Russell Beale on 11 January, swiftly followed on 12 January with NT Encore’s No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, starring Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart.
Lusian Msamati stars in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus in NT Live’s performance on 2 February and on 16 February NT Live offers you Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw, starting Gemma Arterton. On March 9 Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler comes to the screen, starring Ruth Wilson.
More dates will follow.