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25 January 2011 @ 10:27 pm
King Lear, starring Sir Derek Jacobi, will be on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY) from Apr 28—Jun 5, 2011: Tue—Sat at 7:30pm; Sat at 2pm (Apr 30 and Jun 4 only); Sun at 3pm.

For more information and tickets, please go here.

In the UK, King Lear will embark on an eight-week tour to Venue Cymru, Llandudno (Feb. 21-26), Belfast Opera House (Feb. 28-March 5), Glasgow Theatre Royal (March 7-12), Milton Keynes Theatre (March 14-19), The Lowry, Salford (March 21-26), Richmond Theatre (March 28-April 2), Bath Theatre Royal (April 4-9) and Hall for Cornwall (April 11-16).

To find a cinema near you showing the live simulcast, go here.
24 January 2011 @ 09:14 pm
From here.

One of the most keenly awaited Shakespearean performances of recent times – Sir Derek Jacobi's King Lear – is to be broadcast live in more than 300 cinemas across the world.

The Donmar Warehouse in London will announce today that it is to follow the National Theatre's example and will be filming King Lear during a performance next February.

It is one way of tackling a repeated criticism of the Donmar, with its tiny audience capacity of 250: that it puts on amazing theatre which too few people get to see. Michael Grandage, the Donmar's artistic director who will also direct Jacobi, said he was "regularly made very aware" of how small the audience space was and the theatre had worked very hard at broadening access, from always making seats available on the night to the one year residency in London's West End last year which included Jude Law as Hamlet. ...

The nuts and bolts details of how the broadcast will work have still to be sorted out, but Grandage is confident that Lear, with something like 22 performers, will not be marred by walking into cameras. The Donmar stage was, he said, bigger than people think. King Lear will also have a far bigger touring programme than previous Donmar productions and will visit Llandudno, Belfast, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Salford, Richmond, Bath and Cornwall.

Those nuts and bolts will be handled by the National Theatre, which is to organise the broadcast and run the technical side as part of the second season of National Theatre Live.
Part 2:

Part 1 is still available, and you can hear it for 6 more days.
04 November 2010 @ 02:45 pm


hope that works for non UK ppls.  If not try googling sony christmas advert

Sir Derek stars in Sony's Christmas ads as Ebenezer Scrooge. So far its been on tv twice in the last hour alone

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11 September 2010 @ 10:35 am
From here

Derek Jacobi on board for BBC Radio 4’s new production of I, Claudius

Derek Jacobi is to return to the scene of one of his most famous performances, when he appears in a new BBC radio adaptation of Robert Graves’ book I, Claudius.

He will be joined by Harriet Walter, Tim McInnerny and Tom Goodman-Hill in the six-part series by Robin Brooks. It will air in Radio 4’s Classic Serial slot, beginning on November 28 and running until January.

It will star Goodman-Hill as the Roman Emperor Claudius, the character played by Jacobi in the BBC’s TV adaptation, screened in the seventies. In Radio 4’s version, Jacobi stars as Augustus, with Walter playing Livia and McInnerny playing Tiberius.

The drama, which also features Samuel Barnett as Caligula, is being directed by Jonquil Panting.

Jeremy Howe, who commissioned the drama for the BBC, said: “I, Claudius is not only one of the great landmarks of BBC Television drama, but also one of the landmarks of post-war fiction.

“We are delighted to be bringing a fresh production of this great novel sequence to the Radio 4 audience.”
08 September 2010 @ 06:50 am
After a plane crash in the Himalayan mountains, English diplomat Hugh Conway claims to have stumbled upon the utopian world of Shangri-La. 1933 novel by James Hilton. Starring Derek Jacobi

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