The first series will begin in September 2013. Titles are still to be announced, but the existing ones include Jonathan Pryce in the title role of King Lear, seen at the Almeida; Ibsen's A Doll's House, in Carrie Cracknell's production starring Hattie Morahan, seen at the Young Vic; David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing, seen at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre; David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, seen at the West End's Apollo Theatre; Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods, seen at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park; and the RSC's production of As You Like It (seen at Stratford-upon-Avon, at London's Roundhouse and in New York). In a press statement, Robert Delamere, CEO of Digital Theatre and co-founder with Tom Shaw, said, "It's fantastic to be partnering with an organisation with the reputation and expertise of CinemaLive to bring the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world."
Peter Skillman, Director & CEO of CinemaLive added, "We know how attractive West End theatre productions are to exhibitors looking to bring their audiences must-see Event Cinema and we are thrilled to be able to satisfy this need. We are honoured to be working with Robert, Tom and the team at Digital Theatre – their relationships with the UK’s top theatre producers, combined with their reputation for creating innovative productions with a high-production value will ensure a great cinema product."
For further details, visit www.digitaltheatre.com.