VANESSA KIRBY as Julie at the National Theatre. COURTESY OF RICHARD SMITH

VANESSA KIRBY as Julie at the National Theatre. COURTESY OF RICHARD SMITH

DAMARISCOTTA

Some of the best of London theater will broadcast live via satellite on the big screen at Damarscotta’s Lincoln Theater this fall.

September will feature three professional productions.

“Julie,” featuring Vanessa Kirby (BAFTA Award-winning actress for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in The Crown) will be broadcast live at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 6. This new version of August Strindberg’s play “Miss Julie,” written by Polly Stenham, remains relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late-night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean, which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival in this 90-minute tour de force.

Perhaps Shakespeare’s most popular play, “Romeo and Juliet,” comes to the big screen in a captured live production from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Thursday, Sept. 13, with shows at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Then, at 2 p.m. on Thursday,

Sept. 27, Ian McKellen returns in Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” in a live broadcast from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run and transferred to the West End for a limited season. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written,

“King Lear” sees two ageing fathers — one a King, one his courtier — reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for Lincoln Theater members, and $5 for youth 18 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the Lincoln Theater box office (207) 563-3424 or on the day of the screening starting one hour before.

Four more live productions from the National Theatre are planned for screening this fall. Complete details can be found at lcct.org.

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