Classic plays to be shown at Dukes

A scene from War Horse
A scene from War Horse

Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus, his comedy Twelfth Night and the classic show War Horse will all be screened live at the Dukes Cinema in Lancaster.

The spectacular stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, War Horse, is just one of the highlights of the 2014 satellite season which also includes screenings of Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse and, for the first time, several productions from The Globe.

War Horse will be screened live from London’s National Theatre on February 27.

With 2014 being the centenary of the start of World War One, this story of a horse’s extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches in France is particularly emotive. At its heart 
are astonishing life-size puppets.

January 25 will see a screening of The Taming of the Shrew from The Globe in London.

Another classic Shakespeare play – Coriolanus – goes from stage to screen on January 30. The Donmar Warehouse’s production of this searing tragedy of manipulation stars Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius.

Other treats from The Globe are Henry V on February 19 and Twelfth Night on February 22.

Henry V was the play which opened the new Globe in 1997.

Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance star in Twelfth Night which had a hit run in London’s West End after its sell out performances at The Globe recently. This all-male production explores the clothing, music, dance and settings possibly used at the original Globe in 1601.

Tickets are £13/£12 concessions. Call 01524 598500 or visit