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Leopoldstadt, The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage and Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet hit Saffron Screen



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Two of the latest London West End stage productions are to be shown on the big screen at Saffron Screen in the coming weeks.

The first is Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning Best New Play Leopoldstadt, which will be shown on Saturday January 29 at the community cinema based at Saffron Walden County High School in Audley End Road.

Dubbed “a masterpiece”, this passionate drama tells a tale of love, family and endurance, set among the Jewish community of Vienna. It is directed by Patrick Marber.

Tom Stoppard's play Leopoldstadt won the Olivier Award for Best New Play
Tom Stoppard's play Leopoldstadt won the Olivier Award for Best New Play

It played to sold-out audiences and finished its latest run in October at London's Wyndham Theatre.

Then, 18 years after his ground-breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Philip Pullman’s parallel universe with The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, a “dazzling” and “exciting” new production which will be broadcast live to Saffron Screen from London’s Bridge Theatre on Thursday February 17.

For those who love ballet, Sunday February 20 is the date to pencil in for a screening of Royal Ballet's five-star production of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's timeless, tragic tale of forbidden love, recorded live at the Royal Opera House.

A scene from the ballet Romeo and Juliet (54248457)
A scene from the ballet Romeo and Juliet (54248457)

Tickets for all three showings are on sale now at www.saffronscreen.com or from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre in Market Square.

Saffron Screen is a not-for-profit independent community cinema. Its professional auditorium boasts a full-size screen, 200 cinema seats, Dolby Digital surround sound and both 35mm and digital projection equipment. Ticket and refreshment prices are kept low to benefit all and parking is free. Full listings and news can be found on its website.

A scene from the West End production of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
A scene from the West End production of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage


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