Bristol Old Vic and Altitude have revealed the poster and trailer for their new stage to screen partnership, which will bring the theatre’s recent acclaimed production of HAMLET to cinema screens across the UK & Ireland from 6 April 2023.
Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakepeare’s First Folio, Bristol Old Vic’s visceral production, directed by John Haidar (Richard III), excavates the dark subconscious of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy in a contemporary setting, with rising star Billy Howle in the title role, supported by a star-studded cast including Mirren Mack as Ophelia and Niamh Cusack as Gertrude.
This ambitious collaboration marks Altitude’s first entry into the stage to screen arena and Bristol Old Vic’s first production to be conceived, staged and filmed with the intention of a cinema release.
Filmed in 4k in front of a live audience, and with a new sound mix exclusively for cinema, the new adaptation allows audiences to get right up close to the action on stage, offering the best seat in the house at the beautiful 255-year-old playhouse.
The production is presented in association with the BBC.
The cinema experience, which launches on 6 April 2023, also offers an exclusive new Q&A for audiences to enjoy, featuring director John Haidar in conversation with Professor Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford and author of the Sunday Times bestseller This is Shakespeare.