Culture vultures can live a little with Coriolanus, then Giselle...

National Theatre live streamed production of Coriolanus
National Theatre live streamed production of Coriolanus

Some of Shakespeare’s timeless dramas are light and frothy confections full of love and fairy dust – but Coriolanus is not on that list.

The blood-spattered tale of a driven Roman general exiled from the seat of power and then returning to wreak vengeance has a high body count, but the relentless narrative of riot, revenge and rancour has been a popular project in recent years for some of the top names in theatre, including a modern-dress film version with Ralph Fiennes in the title role.

Now it’s being staged by the National Theatre at the Donmar Warehouse with Tom Hiddlestone and Mark Gatiss in leading roles, and the Elgiva in Chesham will be featuring its first live streamed production when it screens a performance next Thursday, January 30, from 7pm.

Tickets are £15, call the box office on 01494 582900 or visit www.elgiva.com for more

There’s also a live screening from the capital at Hemel Hempstead’s Empire cinema on Monday, with the romantic ballet Giselle the latest to feature in the Royal Opera House series – call 08714 714714 or visit http://bit.ly/15vZ1l for more.

ROH - Giselle (Live) (12A - As Live)

This ‘As Live’ certificate has been provided for cinema exhibition on the basis of information provided

by the distributor and without the material being viewed prior to exhibition. PLEASE NOTE this

performance starts promptly at the advertised time.

Running Time: 2hrs 50mins

Mon 27th January: 19:15