Theatre lovers have a lot to celebrate over the next few weeks, with Vue screening some of Britain’s best stage productions of the year – including A Little Life, starring Happy Valley star James Norton.
Kickstarting the theatre season at Vue this autumn is the Royal Opera House’s Des Rheingold on 20 September. The opera explores a world of myth, dream and memory, with the figure of Erda – Mother Earth herself – at its centre.
Antonio Pappano conducts Barrie Kosky’s bold new imagining of Wagner’s Das Rheingold – which marks the start of a new Ring cycle for The Royal Opera – with an outstanding cast including Christopher Maltman (Wotan) and Christopher Purves (Alberich).
Fans of Happy Valley and Grantchester will be thrilled to hear James Norton will be hitting the big screen at Vue in what has been described as the ‘utterly compelling’ theatrical event of the year.
Visionary director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) stages the English language premiere of A Little Life, filmed live at the Savoy Theatre, London, during its West End run. This record-breaking and ‘beautifully acted’ production of the million-copy bestseller by Hanya Yanagihara comes to the big screen on 28 September for a limited time only.
Another Royal Opera House classic – full of sun, fun and vocal acrobatics – is Laurent Pelly’s much-loved staging of Donizetti’s intoxicating and witty comedy, L’elisir D’amore.
It tells the story of Nemorino, who vows to win the heart of the haughty Adina, who refuses to give him the time of day. Can Doctor Dulcamara’s so-called ‘elixir of love’ work its magic? Conductor Sesto Quatrini makes his house debut, as does soprano Nadine Sierra in the role of Adina. She is joined by Liparit Avetisyan, Boris Pinkhasovich and the incomparable Bryn Terfel as the genial wheeler-dealer Doctor Dulcamara.
Royal Opera House’s Des Rheingold – From 20 September
A Little Life – From 28 September
Royal Opera House’s L’elisir D’amore – From 5 October
Rachel Bland, Senior Screen Content Manager at Vue Entertainment, said: ‘Here at Vue we’re about so much more than just film. We pride ourselves on screening some of the finest productions from across the UK.
‘We’re thrilled to be giving theatre fans across the country the chance to catch brilliant performances from the Royal Opera House and Trafalgar Releasing – all from the comfort of their local Vue.’
For more information and to book tickets, visit myvue.com.