Experience the best of British theatre on the big screen
Wyomissing, PA – Wyomissing, PA-based Fox Theatres announces the 2018/19 season of National Theatre Live , with seven outstanding British plays filmed in front of a live audience and presented on the big screen at Fox Berkshire, 800 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing.
“The National Theatre is one of the best theatre companies in the world, and we are delighted to show their finest plays straight from London, recorded for film, so our patrons have the best seat in the house,” said Don Fox, President of Fox Theatres.
From classic Shakespeare plays like King Lear and MacBeth to fresh interpretations of time-honored plays like Frankenstein and Julie , the National Theatre Live season includes Olivier and Tony award winning productions starring such well-known actors as Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, and Sir Ian McKellen.
All productions will be shown on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. For more information on the following shows and to purchase tickets, visit www.foxshowtimes.com/events:
Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6pm
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and 7 Olivier Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tells the story of an autistic boy who embarks on a frightening adventure that upturns his world.
Frankenstein (with Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature) – Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6pm
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
Macbeth – Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6pm
Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, set in the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war.
Julie – Wednesday, January 16, 2018, 6pm
This new version of August Strindberg’s classic play Miss Julie remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. Julie’s late night party becomes a power game – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.
Antony & Cleopatra – Wednesday, February 20, 2018, 6pm
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. At the fringes of the war-torn Roman Empire, Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
Madness of George III – Wednesday, March 20, 2018, 6pm
In this multi-award-winning drama, it’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But as his mind is unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians threaten to undermine his power and expose the fine line between a King and a man.
King Lear – Wednesday, April 24, 2018, 6pm
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. Stars Sir Ian McKellen.