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National Theatre presents The Beaux’ Stratagem in 4K

National Theatre Live, Vue Entertainment and Sony Digital Cinema 4K continue their partnership to bring the spectacle of live theatre to wider audiences with the finest picture quality. This autumn, colourful 18th century comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem will be transmitted to audiences across Vue Cinemas’ 84-site estate in detail-packed Sony 4K.

National Theatre presents The Beaux’ Stratagem in 4K

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The Beaux’ Stratagem: shot and screened exclusively by Vue in Sony 4K

This Autumn (2015), National Theatre Live’s colourful production of The Beaux’ Stratagem is to be shot and screened exclusively in Sony 4K for audiences at Vue Cinemas across the UK.

The 18th century classic comedy will be captured in ultra-detailed Sony 4K, and projected with the highest picture quality to audiences across Vue Cinemas’ 84-site estate.

This exclusive screening of The Beaux’ Stratagem marks the next step in a year-long partnership between National Theatre Live, Vue Entertainment and Sony to bring world-class theatrical experiences to cinema audiences with unsurpassed 4K clarity.

Revealing every detail of world-class drama

The Beaux' Stratagem

Directed by Simon Godwin, the production will be shot using Sony F-Series 4K cameras. Offering four times the resolution of Full HD and ordinary 2K cinema projection, the immersive clarity and detail of 4K reveals the subtlest nuance of every performance as it’s never been seen before.

The recording will be delivered for exclusive ‘encore’ screenings at Vue sites around the UK as a 4K DCP (Digital Cinema Package). This will let audiences fully appreciate the expanded colour space captured by our F55 4K CineAlta camera – giving cinemagoers a breathtakingly lifelike experience with richer, more vibrant on-screen tones and textures than conventional HD transmission.

Movie-goers will experience the on-stage action in 4K, as if they’re right there in the auditorium. Screened with Vue’s fleet of Sony Digital Cinema projectors, these special 4K showings will bring The Beaux’ Stratagem to life with supreme detail, clarity and contrast. It’s an ideal opportunity for theatre fans to enjoy the immersive spectacle of world-class drama at their local cinema.

A colourful showcase for 4K theatre

The Beaux’ Stratagem stood out as a perfect choice for 4K” notes National Theatre Live Producer, Emma Keith. “From the intricate multi-layered set to the voluptuously colourful costumes, there’s a huge amount of on-stage detail that 4K can capture”.

“It’s great for National Theatre Live to be leading the field in capturing our productions in 4K” continues Emma Keith. “The detail with which audiences can see the costumes and sets is outstanding, that’s great news for cinema audiences”.

This presentation of The Beaux’ Stratagem builds on the success in March 2015 of Behind the Beautiful Forevers – the first NT Live production screened exclusively to Vue patrons in Sony 4K.

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