Tickets still on sale for first live satellite screening

Tickets are selling fast for the first live streaming at Alnwick Playhouse.

Earlier this month, the Gazette revealed how the Playhouse had received a £75,000 cash boost, allowing it to install a new digital cinema projector with a live satellite link-up.

Not only does it mean that the venue will be able to show films just days after their release, it also means the Playhouse will be able to stream live the very best shows from the National Theatre in London and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet.

And the very first live streaming takes place on Thursday, October 11, when the Playhouse will show The Last of the Haussmans from the National Theatre, from 7pm. The play features Julie Walters.

The running time will be around three hours, including a host introduction and interval.

Tickets are priced £15 for premier seats, £14 standard and £13 conc.

To book, contact the Playhouse on 01665 510785 or visit

○ Earlier this month, we ran a competition to give readers the chance to win a pair of free tickets to the live streaming on October 11. The winner is Martin Ryland, from West Avenue, Amble, who was the first person picked, having correctly said that the name of the play being shown was The Last of the Haussmans.