Shakespeare and Performance

A range of important films including major BBC productions of classic and contemporary theatre plays, and Shakespeare and performance documentaries.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Blu-ray

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. In a clever reimagining of a classic fairy tale, Cinderella meets a dashing young RAF pilot and they are together just long enough to fall in love before parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

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Blu-ray
£19.99

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella DVD

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. In this clever reimagining of a classic fairytale, Cinderella meets a dashing young RAF pilot and they are together just long enough to fall in love before parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

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DVD
£17.99

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man Blu-ray

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows and has been a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. Loosely based on Bizet’s Carmen, the familiar Spanish cigarette factory of the opera is replaced with a greasy garage-diner in 1960s mid-west USA. It is a delightful, dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man DVD

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows and has been a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. Loosely based on Bizet’s Carmen, the familiar Spanish cigarette factory of the opera is replaced with a greasy garage-diner in 1960s mid-west USA. It is a delightful, dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

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Richard II

A sumptuous and startling television film, Richard II offers a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of a monarch’s downfall. Two decades on, Illuminations is delighted to release this landmark production on DVD with extras featuring interviews with Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw and a gallery of stunning stills.

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DVD
£17.99
Download
£9.99
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The Wars of the Roses

A compelling version of the RSC’s landmark production of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Adapted and directed for the stage by Peter Hall and John Barton, The Wars of the Roses was acknowledged on its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1963 as one of the defining Shakespeare productions of the post-war years.

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An Age of Kings

Unavailable in Britain for over 50 years, this is the BBC’s compelling 15-part production from 1960 of Shakespeare’s great national pageant of eight History plays.

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DVD
£34.99

Muse of Fire

Funny, passionate and exciting, an essential tool for anyone trying to get to grips with the Bard. MUSE OF FIRE will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever.

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Macbeth (Patrick Stewart)

Now available as a digital download and for streaming.

Bill Viola (Art Lives)

New RA show exploring the affinities between Bill Viola and Michaelangelo, an immersive journey through the cycle of life.