Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dame Judi Dench among All-Star Cast of ‘The Shakespeare Show,’ Coming to U.S. Cinemas May 23 Only

David Tennant to Host

Presented by Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide North America

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BBCShakespeare–To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s
death, Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide North America present a unique
two-hour event featuring a star-studded cast including Helen Mirren,
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Joseph Fiennes,
John Lithgow, David Suchet and many others, who will pay tribute to one
of the most influential writers of all time. The
Shakespeare Show: Recorded Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company

comes to select U.S. cinemas nationwide for one night on Monday, May
23 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Fresh from his New York stage debut as Richard II, and with rave reviews
from the New York Times, David Tennant hosts this once-in-a-lifetime
event to celebrate the Bard’s plays and their enduring influence on
music, dance, opera, musical theater, and comedy. The show will be
recorded from Stratford-upon-Avon on the eve of Shakespeare’s 400th

Tickets for “The Shakespeare Show: Recorded Live from the Royal
Shakespeare Company” can be purchased online beginning Friday, April 15,
2016 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in nearly 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network
. For a complete list of theater locations visit
the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

“The Shakespeare Show: Recorded Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company”
will also feature Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Al Murray, Meera Syal,
Alison Moyet, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paapa Essiedu, Pippa Nixon, Alexandra
Gilbreath, the Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Swan, and many more
in a unique tribute to the genius and influence of the world’s greatest
playwright and storyteller.

“We are continuing to bring the best of British talent to the screen,
this time is to commemorate Shakespeare 400, an incredible show that
shouldn’t be missed,” stated Soumya Sriraman, EVP of Franchise and
Digital Enterprise for BBC Worldwide North America.

“William Shakespeare’s undeniable impact on writing, storytelling, and
even the English language can be seen in nearly every art-form we have
today,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said.
“We are thrilled to bring this prestigious and one-of-a-kind event to
the big screen for audiences around the country.”

For artwork/photos related to “The Shakespeare Show: Recorded Live from
the Royal Shakespeare Company,” visit the Fathom Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment
Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the
three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as
the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that
include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera,
dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National
Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico,
concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic
film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood
Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers
unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews
with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition,
Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest
cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and
pre-recorded events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas®
(including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About BBC Worldwide North America

BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned
subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in
the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the
BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in
public service programing in return for rights. The company operates
four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and
co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and two production divisions
– BBC Worldwide Productions, responsible for the smash hit Dancing
with the Stars
and the U.S. version of Top Gear; and Adjacent
Productions, producers of Da Vinci’s Demons, Life Below Zero,
and Ladies of London, among others. The company also owns a 50.1%
share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC


Fathom Events
Jessica Nelson, 720-262-2753
Schwappach, 720-262-2713
North America
Deborah Schonfeld, 212-705-9498