Theatre on big screen

Chiewetel Ejifor
Chiewetel Ejifor
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Summer satellite screenings from the National and Royal Shakespeare Theatres should keep theatregoers happy at The Dukes in Lancaster.

Oscar-nominated Chiewetel Ejifor stars in a startling production of Everyman with words by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy broadcast from the National Theatre in an encore screening on Sunday July 26.

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling.

He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last frantic search to recruit a friend or anyone who will speak in his defence.

However, Death is close behind and time is running out.

The latest version of The Merchant of Venice by the Royal Shakespeare Company will also be re-screened on Thursday July 30.

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is god. The city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing, all is well but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over.

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