250 cinemas in the US already lined up to take part through NCM Fathom.
Arts Alliance Media has struck a deal with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London to distribute performances across the UK, Ireland and the US.
The series will launch in June with 250 cinemas in the US already lined up to take part through NCM Fathom. More than 30 cinemas are confirmed to screen the films in the UK and Ireland, with the final number expected to reach 60+.
The Shakespeare in Cinema series will initially feature four performances recorded during the 2010 ‘Kings and Rogues’ season – The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and HenryVIII.
Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 features an Olivier Award winning performance from Roger Allam.
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe said: “With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity. We are delighted that these productions will be finding new audiences, who can experience Globe shows as if they were in the building.”
Elizabeth Draper, Arts Alliance Media’s VP of Alternative Content Distribution, added: “We’re delighted to be working with one of the most highly regarded Shakespeare companies in the world, and look forward to making the Shakespeare Cinema Series experience a truly unique one, for theatre and cinema lovers, and students, worldwide”.