National Theatre Live is to partner with the Royal Court and Playful Productions to broadcast Hangmen from London’s West End.
Hangmen will be captured in Sony 4K and projected to audiences across Vue Cinemas’ 84-site estate.
Using six Sony PMW-F55 cameras, the production will be captured and delivered for exclusive screenings to Vue customers around the country on 22 March as a 4K DCP (Digital Cinema Package).
“Presented in Sony 4K, this visual production pushes the rapidly-evolving boundaries of event cinema,” said David McIntosh, vice president, Sony Digital Cinema 4K Solutions for Europe and the Americas.
“This production is the culmination of a very successful and rewarding first year with National Theatre Live and Vue Entertainment which has bought outstanding theatre to audiences across the country.
“We’re committed to working with partners to pioneer the most impactful experiences for consumers whether that’s helping our exhibitors show the latest blockbusters in the best possible quality or changing the game of event cinema.
“Sony is working from capture right through to delivery in 4K with the productions under the partnership and Hangmen is yet another example of this in practice.”
The production marks The National Theatre’s first collaboration with the Royal Court, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
Kevin Styles, managing director of Vue Entertainment, UK and Ireland, said, “At Vue we place entertainment and digital innovation at the heart of our services and we are proud to bring this exclusive 4K production to our customers.
“Importantly, those customers who wouldn’t normally be able to access such fantastic theatrical productions can now not only enjoy the thrill of live events but can do so in the most technically innovative way in the best seat in the house.”