March 22nd 2017: The Irish Film Institute (IFI) continues its commitment to wider access to the arts by announcing National Theatre Live event screenings of Simon Godwin’s production of Twelfth Night on April 6th, the James Macdonald-directed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on May 18th, and Marianne Elliott’s Angels in America on July 20th and 27th.
Simon Godwin’s inventive gender-fluid production of Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night on Thursday April 6th at 19.00 features a brilliant central performance from Tamsin Greig (Black Books, Green Wing) as Malvolia. With an ensemble cast that also includes Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan and Daniel Ezra, Godwin’s critically acclaimed production is a marvel to behold.
Starring Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Gypsy) and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, The Producers), Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? centres on an American college campus where Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. A brilliant production featuring four blistering performances.
An examination of homosexuality and AIDS in America in the 1980s, the epic new staging of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America will screen in two parts; the first part (Millennium Approaches) will screen on Thursday July 20th, with the second part (Perestroika) screening a week later on Thursday July 27th. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse), the play stars BAFTA winner Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge), Irish actress and Olivier winner Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Tony winner Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
TWELFTH NIGHT: APRIL 6th (19.00)
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: MAY 18th (19.00)
ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 1: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES: JULY 20th (19.00)
ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 2: PERESTROIKA: JULY 27th (19.00)
Tickets for NT Live: Twelfth Night, NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and NT Live: Angels in America are priced €15/€13 and are now on sale from the IFI Box Office on (01) 6795744 and from www.ifi.ie. A multi-event ticket for both screenings of Angels in America is available for €25, in person or over the phone from the IFI Box Office.
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