Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
No longer will great theatrical performances only live within a narrow timeframe in major metropolitan centres, now they can be recorded and distributed to a wider population in rural and regional Australia.
A new initiative, Australian National Theatre Live, has been established to screen Australian theatre in cinemas around the country. Following the success of Britain’s National Theatre Live, the venture, run by RealPlayMedia’s Grant Dodwell, Raj Sidhu and Peter Hiscock, has been almost four years in the making as the trio have worked to convince “stakeholders” of its sustainability, including finalising a deal with the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s Actor’s Equity branch.
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