Wootton Courtenay is embarking on a trial season of theatre, ballet and musicals not normally accessible to our local area. For 2019 we will be showing pre-recorded live events, including:
- 42nd Street from Drury Lane (16th December)
- Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde (Shown in October)
- Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne (Shown in August)
This is an experimental period where we hope these shows will bring an audience sufficient to make further shows economically viable to run. Tickets, are priced at £12.50, are available from the Villagers Stores or by contacting us via the website. All shows will start at 7pm. Should a screening have an interval, we will announce that in advance.
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Subject to minor changes this is the planned programme for 2020:
- January 13th, 3pm to 6pm, Romeo and Juliet by Matthew Bourne
- April 20th, 6.30pm to 9pm, The Merry Wives of Windsor filmed at The Globe
- July 13th, 5pm to 10pm, The Magic Flute Opera and bring your own picnic (Glyndbourne comes to WC)
- October 12th, 6.30pm to 9pm, The Importance of being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
- December 14th, 6.30pm to 9pm, Evita
Monday 16th December at 7pm.
42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times). Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the heart of London’s West End.
Fresh off the bus from small-town America, Peggy is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…
Directed by the show author, Mark Bramble, this ‘achingly beautiful revival of an American classic’ (Telegraph) stars national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock, Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer and Philip Bertioli as Billy Lawlor, performing with a dazzling tap-dancing and show-stopping ensemble cast.
Featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, and I Only Have Eyes For You, this is pure musical magic on the big screen – entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this!
Swan Lake (Shown in August)
The legendary and award-winning dance production, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, will be screened at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall on Monday August 19th at 7pm.
“I’m thrilled that this brand-new production of my Swan Lake will be screening in cinemas. It has become a modern classic, much beloved by the British public and throughout the world. Its popularity has never been greater and several generations of audiences have been inspired and moved by its universal story of love and acceptance. Now, 24 years after Swan Lake was first performed, more people than ever before will be able to experience the dramatic power and mesmerising performances on the big screen.” Matthew Bourne
New Adventures’ production of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is as daring and beautiful as ever. This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Retaining the iconic elements of the original staging loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) have created a stunning re-imagining of this classic New Adventures production.
Filmed live at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in January 2019, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen. Collecting over thirty international accolades, including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.