Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders Join Cast of Kathy Burke’s LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN Broadcasting Live in March
SAMANTHA SPIRO, KEVIN BISHOP AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS JOIN CAST OF KATHY BURKE’S LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN TO BE BROADCAST LIVE TO UK & IRISH CINEMAS ON 20th MARCH 2018 AS PART OF A YEAR LONG OSCAR WILDE SEASON AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, LONDON
All Four Plays from the Season will be Broadcast Live To Cinemas, Tickets Now On Sale for A Woman Of No Importance Directed by former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe on 28 November and Lady Windermere’s Fan Directed By Kathy Burke
More2Screen is delighted to announce that it will screen the live production of Kathy Burke’s Lady Windermere’s Fan on Tuesday 20 March 2018 to cinemas across the UK and Ireland live from the Vaudeville Theatre, which now boasts an all-star cast of Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders.
Director Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast from her previous work on Absolutely Fabulous and Psychobitches, including Jennifer Saunders guest starring as the Duchess of Berwick. This marks Jennifer’s return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years.
Samantha Spiro plays Mrs Erlynne. Double Olivier Award-winner Samantha first came to fame playing a young Barbara Windsor in Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick at the National Theatre, a role she recently reprised for the BBC drama Babs. Her other stage credits include The House They Grew Up In (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Chicken Soup with Barley (Royal Court). She won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Merrily We Roll Along at the Donmar Warehouse. Her other screen credits include Carnage, Psychobitches and Grandma’s House.
Kevin Bishop plays Lord Darlington. Last year, Kevin starred in the BBC’s remake of the classic comedy Porridge, which has now been confirmed for a six-part series. His other screen credits include Tracey Ullmann’s Show, Rebel Wilson’s Super Fun Night and Peep Show. He also co-wrote and starred in Channel 4’s The Kevin Bishop Show, which ran for two series. His recent stage credits include a one-man show, Fully Committed, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and Once In A Lifetime at the Young Vic.
Comedian, screenwriter and actor Jennifer Saunders guest stars as the Duchess of Berwick. Jennifer is best known for writing and starring in the sketch show, French and Saunders, for which she and Dawn French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009, and the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, which won international acclaim, a BAFTA and an Emmy. Her other recent stage and writing credits include the BBC series Jam & Jerusalem and Blandings. Further casting for Lady Windermere’s Fan will be announced in due course.
The first play of Classic Spring’s year-long season of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville, Dominic Dromgoole’s A Woman of No Importance, will be broadcast live on 28th November to over 370 cinemas across the UK and Ireland, enabling those that can’t travel to London to enjoy the production live in the comfort of their local cinema. A Woman of No Importance stars Olivier Award-winning actor Eve Best as Mrs Arbuthnot and BAFTA-nominated Anne Reid as Lady Hunstanton, alongside Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt.
Kathy Burke photo credit: RANKIN
Cinema tickets are now on sale for A Woman of No Importance on 28th November 7.15pm and Lady Windermere’s Fan on 20th March 2018 7.15pm
Tickets will go on sale later this year for the other two plays in the Oscar Wilde Season – An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.
More2Screen is a leading distributor of Event Cinema with an unparalleled reputation among its blue-chip partners for professionalism, responsiveness and the delivery of great cinema events to audiences around the world for a maximum commercial return. Founded in 2006 by CEO Christine Costello, it has been a global pioneer in the harnessing of digital technology to bring the very best in live music, performance arts and cultural entertainment to local cinema audiences. In collaboration with its stellar list of long-standing content partners, More2Screen has acted as consultants, producers and worldwide distributors in bringing over 150 individual ‘special event’ productions to its network of more than 7,000 cinemas in 65-plus international territories. Its extensive catalogue of world-class productions from across the cultural spectrum is second to none and includes many sector ‘firsts’. The More2Screen team is proud to have been named Global Box Office Award winners in 2013, 2014 and 2016 (Event Cinema Association), a Screen International Awards finalist in 2015 and 2016, and winners of the inaugural Best European Distributor award in 2015.