Recordings of sold-out plays come to Istanbul
ISTANBULIn collaboration of National Theatre Live, sold-out plays from London’s most important theaters and Broadway productions are set to come to Istanbul, exclusively for the guests of Istanbul’s Salon. Recordings of theater plays, shot from the perspective of the best seats in the halls they were staged in, will be screened at Salon.
Screenings of the play “Hamlet,” a Shakespeare classic, will be held at Salon on Feb. 6, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28.
Known for playing his role as the insane yet genius Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock” with astonishing charisma, and an Oscar nominee from “The Imitation Game,” Benedict Cumberbatch takes the lead in this Shakespeare adaptation.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and directed by Lyndsey Turner, “Hamlet” was sold out a year ahead of its premiere at the Barbican. The play will make its cinematic debut in Istanbul on the Salon stage.
World-renowned DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 awards. Its new work, “John,” tells the story of one man’s struggle for a fresh start in a life surrounded by crime, drug use and death. Taylor Benjamin, Lee Boggess, Gabriel Castillo, Ian Garside, Ermira Goro, Garth Johnson, Hanne Langolf, Vivien Wood and Andi Xhuma perform in the play.
A realistic portrait of a man and a touching theatrical experience combining spoken word with movement, “John” is suitable for an 18+ audience. The schedule for the play is Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28.
The new play of the season, “Coriolanus,” will meet the audience at Salon on March 14 and 28.
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, “Coriolanus” features an award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston, known for films such as “The Avengers” and “War Horse,” in the title role and direction by Josie Rourke.
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
Nominated for three Tony Awards, “The Audience” sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award win for the same role in “The Queen.”
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as “The Audience.” No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.
“The Audience” is written by Peter Morgan and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner and Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry.
It will be at Salon on April 4, 11, 18 and 25.