Paul Daniels & Debbie Mcgee Back...... Despite Popular Demand!

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Paul Daniels & Debbie Mcgee Back...... Despite Popular Demand!

140 min - Live Magic & Comedy - 9 Nov 2014

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Paul Daniels & Debbie Mcgee Back...... Despite Popular Demand!

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Paul Daniels & Debbie Mcgee Back...... Despite Popular Demand!

140 min - Live Magic & Comedy - 9 Nov 2014

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The Book Of Life

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The Book Of Life

96 min - Animation,Romance - 24 Oct 2014

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Charlie Countryman

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Charlie Countryman

104 min - Action & Adventure,Comedy - 31 Oct 2014

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Northern Soul

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Northern Soul

102 min - Drama,Comedy - 17 Oct 2014

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Ouija

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Ouija

90 min - Action & Adventure,Horror,Mystery & Suspense - 31 Oct 2014

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Gone Girl

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Gone Girl

148 min - Mystery & Suspense,Drama - 3 Oct 2014

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Sister Act! - (RAOST  Presents The Cornish Premiere)

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Sister Act! - (RAOST Presents The Cornish Premiere)

150 min - Musical LIve on Stage - 28 Oct 2014

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Frozen - Sing-a-long

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Frozen - Sing-a-long

108 min - Animation; Children/Family - 31 Oct 2014

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Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

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Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

180 min - DRAMA - 30 Oct 2014

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Interstellar

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Interstellar

169 min - Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 7 Nov 2014

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The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner

113 min - Action & Adventure,Mystery & Suspense,Science Fict - 10 Oct 2014

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Horns

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Horns

120 min - Mystery & Suspense,Drama - 31 Oct 2014

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

102 min - Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 17 Oct 2014

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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

81 min - Kids & Family - 24 Oct 2014

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Annabelle

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Annabelle

99 min - Horror - 10 Oct 2014

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Fury

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Fury

135 min - Drama,Action & Adventure - 24 Oct 2014

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Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler

118 min - Mystery & Suspense,Drama - 31 Oct 2014

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Nightcrawler

Rated 15
Nightcrawler

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of... Read more »

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.

October

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Fury

Rated 15
Fury

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy Brad Pitt commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and... Read more »

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. 

October
Mon 3rd Please be aware that one of the Performances on this Day is presented with SUBTITLES, for the Hard of Hearing. Mouse over Performance Times to Check Which One. ALL customers are welcome in any event

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Horns

Rated 15
Horns

Daniel Radcliffe stars in this adaptation of Joe Hills novel surrounding a young man who grows horns overnight and aides in helping him discover the killer of his girlfriend, played by Juno Temple. Alexandre Aja directs from a script by... Read more »

Daniel Radcliffe stars in this adaptation of Joe Hills novel surrounding a young man who grows horns overnight and aides in helping him discover the killer of his girlfriend, played by Juno Temple. Alexandre Aja directs from a script by Keith Bunin. 

October

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Ouija

Rated 15
Ouija

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller... Read more »

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. 

October

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Frozen - Sing-a-long

Rated PG
Frozen - Sing-a-long

Come and enjoy the Sing-a-long version of this Disney epic When a princess with the power to turn things into ice curses her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and... Read more »

Come and enjoy the Sing-a-long version of this Disney epic!

When a princess with the power to turn things into ice curses her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

November

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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Rated PG
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Disneys Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander Ed Oxenbould as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his... Read more »

Disneys "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that hes not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasnt had one. 

November

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Rated 12A
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four mutant warriors fight to save their city from an evil kingpin.

November

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The Book Of Life

Rated U
The Book Of Life

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family... Read more »

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. 

November

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Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 15
Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire , Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch 12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into... Read more »

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

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November
Mon 3rd ENCORE, due to Public Demand! Last time to see this award winning Theatre - Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature

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JOHN - Live - National Theatre

Rated 18
JOHN -  Live  - National Theatre

JOHN  contains adult themes, language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs . Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television,... Read more »

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+.

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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December
Tue 9th JOHN - Contains adult themes, strong language & nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

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Treasure Island - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Live - National Theatre

Suitable for 10 years Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are... Read more »

Suitable for 10 years +

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

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January
2015
Thu 22nd Treasure Island is suitable for children of 10yrs plus - A Great Family & Adult Treat from the National Theatre

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Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of... Read more »

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting them with a severe test of resolve.

Shakespeares sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Loves Labours Lost and Loves Labours Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing).

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February
2015

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Treasure Island - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Encore - National Theatre

Suitable for 10 years Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are... Read more »

Suitable for 10 years +

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

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February
2015
Wed 18th Treasure Island is suitable for children of 10yrs plus - A Great Family & Adult Treat from the National Theatre - Special Matinee Performance with Reduced Prices for Children!

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Loves Labours Won - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Loves Labours Won - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and... Read more »

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeares comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened before peace ultimately wins the day.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeares matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Loves Labours Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeares lifetime.

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March
2015

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Behind The Beautiful Forevers - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Behind The Beautiful Forevers - Live - National Theatre

Meera Syal The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris Broken, London Road . Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents.... Read more »

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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March
2015

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The Hard Problem - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
The Hard Problem - Live - National Theatre

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors . Hilary, a young... Read more »

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

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April
2015

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Man And Superman - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Man And Superman - Live - National Theatre

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman... Read more »

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

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May
2015

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The Merchant Of Venice - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Merchant Of Venice - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the... Read more »

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeares uncompromising tragedy.

July
2015
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