Cooking up National Theatre broadcast

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HAWICK’s Tower Mill is embarking on a new adventure with the screening of this season’s most anticipated plays from the National Theatre.

NT Live is a special theatre experience featuring the finest productions with added behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with artists.

Live performances are filmed in high definition and broadcast via satellite to cinemas around the world.

The first screening is The Kitchen on Thursday, October 6. The story by Arnold Wesker focuses on a 1950s London west end restaurant in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.

Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up with the huge number of orders.

Wesker’s extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has been performed in more than 30 countries.

The second screening is Collaborators by John Hodge, to be shown on Thursday, December 1, when the compromises and humiliations inflicted on any artist by those with power are held up to scrutiny.

There are two further dates for screenings planned in January and March next year.

Tickets for The Kitchen are priced at £12 (£10 concessions) and the screening starts at 7pm. Phone 01450 360688 for more information.