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Top names are in frame

Evesham Editorial 3rd Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AUDIENCES at a popular Pershore venue are set to be treated to the best of London theatre with the screening of three top quality shows.

The English National Opera production of Benvenuto Cellini, Driving Miss Daisy and Sylight will be coming to the town’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre over the coming weeks.

Unseen in London for many years and never previously produced by English National Opera, Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini is forged anew by director Terry Gilliam and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner. The show will be screened on Tuesday, July 10 at 7pm.

The opera is based on the autobiography of celebrated 16th-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini and includes stunning visual and musical set pieces such as the Mardi Gras carnival.

A stellar cast will be led by tenor Michael Spyres with the stunning soprano Corinne Winters and Willard White.

Based on the 1989 film, Driving Miss Daisy is in an affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a Southern matriarch and her chauffeur. It will be shown at the High Street venue on Saturday, July 12 at 2pm and 7pm.

And Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star as ex-lovers attempting to re-kindle their relationship in the National Theatre production of Skylight.

Directed by Stephen Daldry, the play opened to rave reviews last week and will be beamed in live via satellite from Wyndham’s

Theatre in London on Thursday, July 17 at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Number 8 Box Office on 01386 555488 or online at www.number8.org.

Driving Miss Daisy will be screened on Saturday, July 12 at 2pm and 7pm. (s)

Skylight will be screened on Thursday, July 17 at 7pm as part of National Theatre Live. (s)

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