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National Theatre Live Encore Showings Return to UK

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NTLive’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” featuring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, will be showing 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.
NTLive’s “Frankenstein,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, will be showing 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 12, 2019)  National Theatre Live (NTLive) is returning to the University of Kentucky this fall.

The Office of Lifelong Learning has teamed up with the Department of Theatre and Dance and UK Opera Theatre within the College of Fine Arts, the Gatton Student Center Cinema and the Office of Community Engagement to bring these productions to UK and the Central Kentucky community.

The broadcasts have been viewed by 9 million people in over 2,500 venues in more than 65 countries. 

NTLive’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” featuring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, will be shown at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and NTLive’s “Frankenstein,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

These encore screenings will be held at the Gatton Student Center in Worsham Cinema complete with 4K digital projection and 60-speaker Dolby Atmos surround sound. 

"We are very excited to bring these world-class productions back to Lexington," said Executive Director Diana Lockridge, of the UK Office of Lifelong Learning. “UK’s Worsham Cinema provides the perfect environment to experience London’s National Theatre right here in Central Kentucky.”    

Tickets are on sale now, with special pricing for UK students, employees and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UK members. For more information visit the UK ticket office or go to https://ukytickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx

Be on the lookout for “42nd Street” and the Bolshoi Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet” encore screenings in the upcoming spring. 

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