Gwendoline Christie as Titiana in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
National Theatre Live, which brings the best of British theatre to movie screens around the world, will broadcast a live performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to cinemas on Thursday, 17 October 2019. The Bridge Theatre’s immersive, gender-bending staging of the play has won near-universal raves.
Playing Titiana is Brienne of Tarth herself, Gwendoline Christie.
Check here to see if this production is playing near you, and to buy tickets. The live version is one night only, but many sites are offering encore screenings.
As she tends to do, Christie absolutely rocks a red carpet appearance.
Immediately following tonight’s season premiere of Killing Eve, BBC America will screen the first episode of the well-reviewed British supernatural series A Discovery of Witches, based on the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The first eight episodes ran in the UK last Fall, and the series has been renewed for two more seasons.
I’m liking the rich Venice and Oxford settings, which are a long way from Sookie Stackhouse’s Bon Temps, Louisiana.
New single by the Jonas Brothers. Not particularly my kind of music, but I love the colours and the costumes and the numerous nods to The Favourite. And did you catch the Wes Anderson-like miniature of Hampton Court at the beginning of the video?
For 27 years, Elton John has hosted an Academy Awards viewing party* to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This year, the party and auction brought in 6.3 million dollars.
This happened last night’s party:
So yet more proof that Taron Egerton, better known for his acting than for his singing, can really deliver the goods in the upcoming film, Rocketman.
I see, btw, that Rocketman is being described as “an epic musical fantasy” rather than a musical biography. I also see, btw, that the 92nd Academy Awards show will take place on 9 Feb 2020. Save the date.
The movie will be released on 24 May 2019 in the UK and on 31 May 2019 in the US.
*A gay man hosting an Oscars party! Who’da thunk it?