New theatre reaches its Peake

Maxine Peake.
Maxine Peake.

A chance to see Maxine Peake as Hamlet is a highlight of The Dukes new Theatre on Screen season.

Tickets for Manchester Royal Exchange’s version of the Shakespeare play sold like hot cakes when the popular actress took on this iconic role recently.

The unique and critically acclaimed production was filmed and will be screened at The Dukes on March 23 and April 4. Tickets are on sale now.

Other National Theatre productions lined up for the big screen season early in 2015 are Treasure Island on January 22 and Behind The Beautiful Forevers on March 19 which sees David Hare direct Meera Syal in this adaptation of the awardwinning book exploring the lives of slum residents in Mumbai.

For spring, there’s Tom Stoppard’s new play, No Hard Problem, on April 16 and Man And Superman on May 14 starring Ralph Fiennes in a reinvention of Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Two productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company can also be enjoyed on the big screen next spring. Love’s Labours Lost on February 11 and Love’s Labours Won on March 4 will be set against the backdrop of World War One.

Tickets for all these satellite screening are now on sale and are priced £13/£12 concessions(a £1 per transaction fee applies to online bookings).

For more information or to book, call 01524 598500 or go to www.dukes-lancaster.org.