About once a month, Reflexen, the local cinema where I am a volunteer, screens live opera direct from the Met in New York. I’ve not been to one of these screenings yet, but they are very popular. Next up is Porgy and Bess, which is very tempting.
Yesterday evening, I joined Mr and Mrs DuCool at the Bio Rio to see the National Theatre production of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller- Bridge’s one-woman which she very brilliantly transformed into the TV series of the same name.
It is the second time I’ve seen “live” theatre at the cinema, the first being One man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden. I was a bit dubious about whether it would work. Both turned out to be thoroughly enjoyable evenings. Yesterday’s performance was not transmitted live but was a recording. To my surprise, it made no difference.
Thanks to modern cinema technology, people from Kiruna to Katmandu, can now enjoy the latest productions from the stages of London, Paris, New York and Grimsby. What’s not to like?
Has anybody else seen theatre or opera at their local cinema?.
I was telling my local greengrocer geezer about it this morning and he was not convinced that it could come anywhere near the experience of being in a theatre. I was a doubter too, but now I’m a believer.