King Lear at Vue Cinema, Kirkstall, Leeds

VUE Cinema, just off Kirkstall Road at Cardigan Fields, will next week screen a special one-off performance of the sold-out, Shakespearian tragedy King Lear.

Coming via a special satellite, it will be performed live at the Donmar Warehouse in London's Covent Garden and broadcast north simultaneously.

The tragedy, which explores the essence of human nature, will be screened at 6.45pm on Thursday, February 3.

This top production is lead by acclaimed stage and TV actor Derek Jacobi, pictured above, who play the doomed monarch.

Mark De Quervain, Sales and Marketing Director of Vue Entertainment, comments: "Shakespeare's works are national institutions and of great importance to British culture, so we are thrilled to be able to bring this live performance of King Lear, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies to the people of Leeds.

"We will continue to offer a wide range of choice throughout 2011, and have some great shows already planned, including the National Theatre's performances of Frankenstein, which is being directed by Danny Boyle and will be followed by a performance of The Cherry Orchard."

Tickets to the live performance cost 12.50 and can be booked at

PARTNERSHIP: Rob Cowling and Paddy Sturman of Irwin Mitchell with Robin Hawkes of West Yorkshire Playhouse. Photo: Anthony Robling.

Five-year sponsorship deal for Leeds’s £14m West Yorksire Playhouse redevelopment