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Portsmouth's The Kings Theatre to screen filmed musicals with special Q&As

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The Kings Theatre, Portsmouth has announced plans to screen filmed musicals this summer.

While live performances inside are currently not allowed under lockdown restrictions, The Kings Theatre Portsmouth has announced a special Film+ season.

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It will see a number of filmed musicals streamed together Q&As with Bonnie Langford, Sir Matthew Bourne and Jerry Mitchell about their work.

The initial season will take place on selected dates across September and October 2020 starting on 5 September with national treasure Bonnie Langford taking part in a pre-show Q&A before a screening of 42nd Street which was filmed live in London during its recent West End run.

Olivier Award winning Kinky Boots will screen on 17 October with a pre-show Q&A with Director/Choreographer Jerry Mitchell who will be appearing live from New York.

And multi-award winning choreographer, Sir Matthew Bourne, will be at the Kings in person on Saturday 3 October for a day celebrating his remarkable work. The theatre will screen the new version of Swan Lake, The Red Shoes and The Car Man plus 2 Q&A’s with Matthew and a socially distanced limited capacity Meet and Greet opportunity.

Tickets for 42nd Street, Swan Lake, The Red Shoes, The Car Man and Kinky Boots go are on now sale from www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk

Kings Theatre CEO, Paul Woolf said: “Team Kings has been working tirelessly to find a way to bring entertainment back to the people of Portsmouth in a safe and comfortable environment. Film+ allows us to do this bringing you a series of curated film screenings with an added dose of theatrical magic all within current government guidelines.

"We are launching today with 3 special events that will be raising funds for the brilliant theatrical charity Acting for Others.

"We’ll be adding more screenings over the next few weeks so please keep an eye on our website and social media for the latest news. We cannot wait to welcome the first customers back through our doors.”

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