Superb live screenings at Peterborough’s Key Theatre

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Tonight, the National Theatre Live are set to present ‘Everyman’ at Peterborough’s Key Theatre.

BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) fulfils the title role in this startling new production.

‘Everyman’ is one of English drama’s oldest plays but this performance has been adapted by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and the results are startling.

Everyman is very successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. As a result, he is forced to abandon the life he has built to embark on one final, frantic search to recruit a friend, anybody, to speak in his defence. Death however, is close behind him and time is running out.

Everyman asks whether it is only through death that we can begin to understand our lives.

Tickets for ‘Everyman’ are priced at £16 with the screening beginning at 7pm. Concessions are available for £13.50.

On Wednesday evening, (July 22), The Royal Shakespeare Company will screen a tremendous rendition of ‘The Merchant of Venice’.

Directed by Polly Findlay, this classic story is faithfully re-told and will delight audiences.

Trading is the quintessence of the city of Venice and so when a bond is broken between Bassanio and Shylock, racial tensions boil. The latter is a wronged Jewish father who is both ostracised and despised throughout his community. Upon the breaking of the contract, Shylock looks to extract the ultimate price from his rival in a deal which was sealed in blood.

The screening commences at 7pm and tickets are available to buy now. Tickets are priced at £16.50 and just £13.50 for concessions. Please note, there will however be an optional 60p postage charge if you wish for your tickets to be delivered to your home.

For more information about all of the screening and to book tickets please visit the Key theatre website at or telephone 01733 207239.