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Aug 29, 2019

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Award-Winning Production Fleabag Leads Cineplex Events’ Fall/Winter Stage Series

The star-studded line-up also features Sally Field, Bill Pullman, James Corden and more

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Award-Winning Production Fleabag Leads Cineplex Events’ Fall/Winter Stage Series

Toronto, ON, (TSX: CGX), August 29, 2019 – Cineplex Events today announced its 2019 fall/winter Stage Series line-up, featuring new and classic productions captured live from London’s West End. Beginning September 12, audiences across Canada will be able to enjoy performances from the historic National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe in the comfort of their local theatre.

First up on September 12, the hit play Fleabag makes its way to big screens for a one-night-only event. This one woman show-turned TV series, led by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, takes viewers through the wild and unpredictable comedic trip that is her mind. Her quick and unfiltered wit is sure to make audiences break out into laughter at the most inappropriate times. 

Other notable productions in this year’s line-up include:

  • Sally Field and Bill Pullman in All My Sons;
  • An award-winning performance by James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors;
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie;
  • Andrew Scott (Fleabag) leads in Present Laughter;
  • A live broadcast of The Lehman Trilogy directed by Sam Mendes (SkyfallAmerican Beauty);
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor from Shakespeare's Globe.

For participating locations, showtimes and tickets, visit Cineplex.com/Events. Sign up for Cineplex Events’ monthly newsletter for previews to all upcoming Events programming, exclusive interviews, contests and more.


FLEABAG (National Theatre Live)
September 12, 2019
★★★★★ “Filthy, funny, snarky and touching.”  Daily Telegraph

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag

Directed by Nicole Charles and Elle While
Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge
The play that started it all is returning to select Cineplex screens across Canada. Phoebe Waller-Bridge's award-winning comedic play may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the start. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea-pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY (National Theatre Live)
Beginning September 14, 2019
★★★★★ “The singular alchemy of acting, design and direction in this production is so superb that it must be witnessed.”  LondonTheatre.co.uk

The Lehman Triology

Directed by Sam Mendes
Starring Simon Russell BealeAdam Godley and Ben Miles
Originally conceived as a radio play, this critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play is captured live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes, the play follows the Lehman Brothers, founders of a small Alabama clothing store-turned-stock exchange in the 1840s.

Beginning September 28, 2019
Encore screenings begin December 4, 2019
★★★★ “Merry Wives is cleverly rewritten for today’s audience and prompts bursting laughter.” – The Up Coming

 Merry Wives of Windsor

Directed by Nicole Charles and Elle While
Starring Bryony HannahSarah Finigan and Pearce Quigley
Drawing influences from 1930s British fashion, music and dance, this new production from Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London celebrates women and the power and beauty of nature. With its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, the play celebrates a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom. 

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (National Theatre Live)
Beginning October 19, 2019
★★★★★ “One of the funniest productions in the National’s history”  The Guardian

 James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors

Directed by Richard Bean
Starring James Corden
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the comedic West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Set in 1963, this delightful play follows various characters – some posh, some not so much – through this wildly dynamic plot. 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (National Theatre Live)
Beginning October 17, 2019
★★★★★ “Five stars might not be enough”  The Observer

Gwendoline Christie in Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Starring Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun
Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a showstopper in Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, which is captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. The theatre becomes the forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels. 

PRESENT LAUGHTER (National Theatre Live)
Beginning November 28, 2019
★★★★★ “Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius.” – The Telegraph

 Present Laughter

Directed by Matthew Warchus
Starring Andrew Scott and Indira Varma
Originally titled Sweet Sorrow, this provocative comedy hits centre stage with Andrew Scott (Fleabag, BBC’s Sherlock) as Garry Essendine, an actor who, like Peter Pan, never really adjusts to the adult life. Garry’s separated wife is played by Game of Thrones’ Indira Varma. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

ALL MY SONS (National Theatre Live)
Beginning January 8, 2020
★★★★★ “A thrill to watch” – The Telegraph 

All My Sons 

Directed by Jeremy Herrin
Starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman
Set in America in 1947, this blistering drama stars Sally Field (Steel MagnoliasBrothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) as Joe and Kate Keller, a couple who seem to have it all. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.