Simon Godwin makes his Royal Shakespeare Company debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy The Two Gentleman of Verona which will be broadcast live to Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan on Wednesday 3 September at 7.00pm. There will also be an Encore Screening on Tuesday 23 September at 7.00pm.
Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court, and he most recently directed Strange Interlude at the National Theatre. The production features Mark Arends as Proteus and Michael Marcus as Valentine. Mark recently appeared in Headlong’s 1984, and Michael’s credits include playing Henry Tudor in the BBC series The White Queen. Launce is played by Roger Morlidge, who has just finished appearing in the West End transfer of The Full Monty.
This is the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentleman of Verona has been performed in a full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) stage and received its press performance in July this year to critical acclaim. The production will also be broadcast ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’ to cinemas in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment during the performance in the RST on Wednesday 3 September and simultaneously screened in over 300 cinemas around the country whilst also being available in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe.
Tickets for The Royal Shakespeare company Live screenings of The Two Gentlemen of Verona are priced £12.50 full price (£11.50 concessions) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, on-line at www.mwldan.co.uk or via smartphones.