By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford
Manchester International Festival
Venue: Ritz cinema, Worthing
Date: Saturday 20th July 2013
This was our first time watching a live broadcast of a theatre performance in a cinema. It may not be our last, but that won’t be from choice. As this was the only way we were going to see this production I’m glad we did it, but as we suspected the cinematic process reduced our enjoyment by a huge amount. Still, it looked like a great production in many ways and from the massive number of curtain calls, the Manchester audience clearly loved it; wish we’d been there.