Empire Cinemas’ April arts screenings includes a chance to see former Being Human star Damien Molony live in Tom Stoppard’s new play, The Hard Problem.
Also showing next month the Royal Opera House: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; and a special screening of I, Superbiker: Split Second.
Jon Nutton, Marketing Director of Empire Cinemas, said: “Our ever-popular Empire Extra programme continues to grow with a diverse range of screenings this April.
“This month sees us supplement our arts screenings with a special sporting one off where cinema-goers can experience the thrill of the British Superbike Championship direct from their cinema seat.”
1st April – Royal Opera House: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Live)
Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the sceptical crowds of the citizens of a fictional city.
Throughout the production at the Royal Opera House, you’ll be transported right into the midst of the corruption through dramatic ensembles.
The casting has been well selected with the likes of Kurt Streit playing wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny and Anne Sofie von Otter as the cunning Leokadja Begbick. The score is heavily influenced by the ragtime era.
13th April – I, Superbiker: Split Second
I, Superbiker: Split Second is a gut wrenching epic exploring the mind-sets of the riders through the British Superbike 2014 championship. Around the circuit spectators cheer as they watch titans battling for the leading position at 200 MPH in dangerous conditions.
The film offers a front row seat into the development of a great British hopeful, Shane Shakey Bryne, a courageous racer who has already won three championships.
The film also explores the perspectives of leading racers, Japanese Kiyo, James Ellison, Tommy Bridewell (racing in memory of his brother who tragically died during a motocross accident) and finally Josh ‘Bad Boy’ Brookes who is out to steal the crown. One thing that can be guaranteed in BSB… anything can and will happen.
16th April – National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem
Critically acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his new play The Hard Problem, which searches into the idea of consciousness.
The play provides exposition on how mortality and altruism can arise, and the major concerns of the protagonist, Hillary, give insight to the evolutionary explanations of behaviour we undergo throughout time.
The show follow Hillary on her journey as a young psychology researcher at odds with her colleagues. She is in need of a miracle and prepared to pray for one…
For further ticketing information visit www.EmpireCinemas.co.uk or call 08714 714 714.