‘Macbeth’ at Strand postponed
Rockland — **** Due to technical difficulties, the Strand will not be able to broadcast "Macbeth" today at 2 and 7 p.m. The event will be rescheduled to a date to be announced. ****
London’s National Theatre NT Live season of play broadcasts continues at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., with “Macbeth,” starring the legendary Kenneth Branagh, Thursday, Oct. 17. The live transmission will be at 2 p.m., with an HD rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s production of “Macbeth” with Branagh in his first Shakespeare performance in more than a decade as Macbeth; and Alex Kingston (“Doctor Who,” “ER”) as Lady Macbeth.
Directed by Rob Ashford and Branagh, this electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate, deconsecrated Manchester church. The cast also includes John Shrapnel (“Troy,” “Gladiator”) as Duncan, Alexander Viahos (TV’s”Merlin”) as Malcolm and Ray Fearon (“Coronation Street,” Branagh’s “Hamlet”) as Macduff.
Tickets are $23, $15 for students; contact the Strand for group ticket pricing. NT Live’s season of broadcasts will continue Jan. 30 with Tom Hiddleston in the title role of “Coriolanus.” For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email email@example.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.