Romance and tragedy - Live in HD at Century Cinemas

Romance and tragedy - Live in HD at Century Cinemas

The stunning Live in HD season at Century Cinemas Letterkenny continues with two extraordinary presentations, The Royal Opera production of Massenet's Werther and The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's staging of Shakespeare's beloved classic, Romeo and Juliet.

A real treat is in store on Monday, June 27 at 7pm with Werther. Conducted by Antonio Pappano, and starring two of opera’s most in-demand talents Vittorio Grigolo and Joyce DiDonato, Massenet's tragedy is full of supressed desire and family duty.

The tormented poet Werther is in love with the married Charlotte. Unable to forget his love, Werther travels the world but their romance continues through a series of passionate letters. On his unexpected return Charlotte once again rejects Werther and he shoots himself, dying in her arms.

Known for his illustrious career in French cinema, Benoit Jacquot's production is sumptuously staged in the 18th Century. Lavish costumes and grand houses by set designer Charles Edwards represent the stifling society the couple live within whilst passion rages beneath.

Another tragic love story, the world's favourite, in fact, follows, on Thursdsay, July 7,

Branagh and his creative team present a modern, passionate version of Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

A longstanding feud between Verona's Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict.

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.