Theatre on Film

Last week I had the chance to watch the National Theatre Live encore screening of Danny Boyle’s 2011 production Frankenstein, starring Johnny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. It was my first time watching recorded theatre in the cinema, and though I was initially doubtful of the concept, I walked out a happy theatre/cinema-goer. Here is my evaluation of how commercially sold recorded theatre weighs against conventional theatre.

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Preview-The Double Bass-Brave Heart Theatre

If you’ve been in Hong Kong pre-handover you might remember The Double Bass (in Cantonese) directed by Tang Shu Wing at the 1995 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Written by award winning German playwright and novelist (who wrote Perfume) Patrick Suskind, it tells the story of a musician working in an orchestra as (you guessed it) a Double Bass player.

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