Bringing live theatre to a Falkirk screen

National Theatre Live's 'Treasure Island' will be at Cineworld and The Hippodrome
National Theatre Live's 'Treasure Island' will be at Cineworld and The Hippodrome

A new way of bringing the theatre to life is proving very popular with audiences.

While traditionally a night at the theatre involved a trip to Glasgow or Edinburgh, or even London, more and more shows are coming to cinema screens.

The prestigious National Theatre is bringing ‘Treasure Island’ to both Cineworld Falkirk and the Hippodrome in Bo’ness on January 22.

The family-friendly production will be transmitted live as it happens on the stage at the Olivier Theatre in London.

The innovative way to bring the arts to the people is more affordable than a theatre ticket, which can go up to £50 per person for ‘Treasure Island’, and makes West End quality shows more accessible.

‘Treasure Island’ based on the popular children’s book by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson has been adapted by Bryony Lavery.

On a dark and stormy night, innkeeper’s grand-daughter Jim opens the door to a terrifying old seadog.

In his giant chest full of secrets lurks a map to an island where a legendary pirate buried a massive hoard of treasure.

So begins Jim’s incredible, swashbuckling adventure that brings her up against the dreaded Long John Silver.

The brand new adaptation of the much-loved tale of murder, money and mutiny brings a new spin on the story by 
re-casting Jim Hawkins as a girl.

In March, The National Theatre will bring ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ to cinema screens live.

Set in the slums of Mumbai and starring Meera Syal, the play has been described as a true life ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.

Macrobert in Stirling is showing the acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ to its cinema from March 23 to April 9. Starring Maxine Peake, the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre filming is a stripped back and a modern Hamlet.

‘National Theatre’s Treasure Island Live’ starts at 7 p.m. in both cinemas and tickets can be purchased in advance from www.cineworld.co,uk or from www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org.