Milford’s Community Centre is thrilled to announce the addition of satellite broadcasting to its busy and successful programme. Made possible by funds raised by the hardworking volunteers in the Village’s Charity Shop, this extraordinary technology brings international theatre, opera and ballet live as it happens to screens across the world with amazing definition and quality . The Centre is so pleased to have joined this international community and to be able to offer these special screenings to the people of Milford.
The season opens on Thursday 3rd September with a live broadcast direct from the National Theatre of Georges Farquhar’s much loved comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem. Other productions from the National Theatre include an “encore” production of the Donmar Warehouse’s acclaimed interpretation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on 24th September, Benedict Cumbertbatch live in the title role of Hamlet on 15th October, the hit Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men on 19th November and Bristol Old Vic’s bold and dynamic re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre on 8th December.
From the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 22nd September comes the Royal Ballet with Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s most romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score, often considered a perfect opera, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro screens on 5th October displaying the composer’s genius at its most lively and delightful, and on Wednesday 16th December a Christmas treat for the village with the Royal Ballet’s seasonal production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. English National Opera’s iconic hit of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado set in an ever-so English 1930’s seaside hotel opens the Christmas festivities on Thursday 3rd December.
To make the Centre comfortable and welcoming, seats will be arranged round small tables with just 60 available for each screening and of course the Bar will be open. Tickets will be £12.00 each for this first season and are available now from the Box Office (01590 644861) or on line via the Centre’s web site moscommunitycentre.org.uk.
James Flintoff who has led this project for the Trustees says “It’s unbelievable that technology has advanced to the point where a small village on the UK’s south coast is able to bring live productions from the greatest opera houses and theatres in the world direct to its Community Centre in such high quality and for everyone. Just stunning!”
The Community Centre is run by volunteers carrying out lots of different tasks, having fun and adding to village life. Help is especially needed in the cafe, bar and charity shop.
If you can help too, contact Ann Houlihan on 07402 366520, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ann is also available on the first Monday of the month between 10 and 12 in the Cafe.