Leeds City Varieties have announced a new programme of streamed performances following the installation of cutting-edge cinema equipment.
NT Live presents Angels in America, Part 1 and 2, on Saturday 19th August and Saturday 26th August, respectively. Angels in America is a complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in 1980s America. Written by American playwright Tony Kushner, Angels in America is set in two parts, each lasting approximately four hours. The cast includes Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey.
NT Live presents Yerma (live screening). Thursday 31st August. The award-winning actress Billie Piper stars in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece Yerma. Set in contemporary London, Yerma tells of a young women’s desperation to conceive with unthinkable consequences.
Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, John Le Carre, author of ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’, ‘Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ and ‘The Night Manager’ (amongst others), will discuss the full breadth of his career and reflect on the continuing story of his most famous creation, spy George Smiley. The event will include readings and a rare Q&A session.
On July 7th & 8th 2016, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. For one night only the recording will be streamed across the UK. The show includes songs from David’s career, including the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums ‘Rattle That Lock’ and ‘On An Island’. Also included are other solo and Pink Floyd classics such as ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Comfortably Numb’, ‘One Of These Days’ and a very special performance of ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ from ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, which David rarely plays as a solo artist.
The End of The End (Monday 2nd October) chronicles the final tour of the greatest metal band of all time, Black Sabbath. After nearly 50 years together, the Birmingham band took to the stage in February 2017 for the last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on their final tour. They performed genre-defining, generation-spanning songs in front of a sold-out arena and, in exclusive new interviews, talk frankly about how it was lived.
Tickets for the Live Streaming events at City Varieties Music Hall are on sale priced at £15 and £17. Book online at cityvarietiesmusichall.co.uk or call box office on 0113 243 0808.