Shakespeare’s Globe in partnership with Arts Alliance Media will release three of its 2011 theatre productions to cinemas in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK. The Globe on Screen season will launch globally from September 26 and will include All’s Well That Ends Well with screenings to commence in Australia from September 26, Much Ado About Nothing, from October 10, and Doctor Faustus, from October 24.
Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee (Me & Orson Welles) is a delight as the Countess of Roussillon in All’s Well That Ends Well, directed by John Dove as an uplifting romantic comedy.
Shakespeare’s wittiest of comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, pairs Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best (The King’s Speech, Nurse Jackie, Shackleton, The Shadow Line) and Charles Edwards (An Ideal Husband, Downton Abbey), as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and also features Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Leonato. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, this fearless display of Shakespeare’s wit and wisdom, in which words become weapons, comes to sparkling life.
Completing the Globe’s cinema season is a spectacular production of Christopher Marlowe’s tragedy Doctor Faustus, directed by Matthew Dunster. Arthur Darvill, whose screen credits include the movie Pelican Blood but is best known as Doctor Who’s companion Rory, plays Mephistopheles.