Stag Selected Screenings
Stag Selected Events are a variety of screenings including live broadcasts from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Glyndebourne Opera alongside foreign films, special cinema-release documentaries and cult classics.
It offers a comprehensive selection of opera, shakespearean theatre, assorted productions from UK theatres and acclaimed films from around the world.
So come to the Stag, enjoy a drink, watch the show and do let us know what you think!
GLYNDEBOURNE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY – LIVE
One of the most famous operas of all time and has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon. Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’, Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Puccini’s classic opera updates the action to the 1950s.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 21 at 6:30pm
RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm
Barrie Kosky’s extraordinary, award-winning 2015 production of Handel’s Saul is bursting with energy and sensation, combining exhilarating contemporary choreography with lavish period costumes. Please note this performance was recorded in 2015.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 26 at 6:30pm
GLYNDEBOURNE: VANESSA – LIVE
A rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, broadcast live from its debut in Festival 2018; Vanessa is an opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.
Fulfilling the ambition of a lifetime, award-winning British director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30pm
NT Live: Julie
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.
This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
Date & Time: Thursday, September 6 at 7pm
RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 12 at 7pm
NT Live: King Lear
Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Date & Time: Thursday, September 27 at 7pm
RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida
Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.
Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare’s home town.
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm
NT Live: The Madness of George III
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.