SHOWCASE Cinema de Lux in Leeds is showing acclaimed stage stage productions on the big screen. The Event Cinema season, with tickets costing £5, will include plays staged by the National Theatre in London.

The season began last month with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-winning hit, Fleabag, the one-woman play that she later adapted into a BBC comedy. Also in the season is provocative comedy Present Laughter, directed by Matthew Warchus at The Old Vic and featuring Andrew Scott, star of the BBC’s Sherlock and Fleabag. The play is a depiction of modern day fame.

If it’s a love story you’re after, check out Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy, described as a powerful adaptation from the Jamie Lloyd Company that follows Cyrano as he tries to win over Roxanne using his eloquent way with words.

Showcase are planning an ongoing programme of National Theatre Live play throughout this year to help support the wider theatre industry. Theatres are still unable to stage live performances indoors and currently have no date for reopening.

Throughout 2020, Showcase will also show performances from Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus, Gwendoline Christie in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir Ian McKellen in King Lear, and Sally Field and Bill Pullman in All My Sons."

James Dobbin, Director of Event Cinema for Showcase Cinemas, said: “It’s been a tough time for the theatre industry and theatre fans, so we’d like to show our support by bringing these performances to the big screen for fans to enjoy.”isit for further information.