RIVERSIDE STUDIOS’ HOSTS BRAND NEW FILM AND THEATRE
ALSO ANNOUNCED TODAY, BAR & KITCHEN RELAUNCHED WITH NEW ALL-DAY MENU
Riverside Studios is now fully open to the public, announcing a brand new film and theatre programme for the first time since the building closed in March. From 26 August, Riverside will screen Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated sci-fi epic film Tenet. The film is breaking new ground, being one of the first major new releases since lockdown, and in a first, will open in territories outside the US.
The theatre spaces will reopen their doors for the first time, for Riverside Reads – a season of world première play readings by leading actors. Curated and directed by Hugh Wooldridge, these monthly events will present brand new work which can be streamed online, and also experienced live for a socially distanced audience. The season opens on 1 September with The Last Broadcast by Carey Crim.
Also announced today, Riverside Studios Bar and Kitchen relaunches with a new all-day menu offering a great variety of tempting dishes catering for all dietary requirements.
Creative Director, Rachel Tackley of Riverside Studios says “With the building open and already welcoming the public, it’s huge joy to bring theatre back to the heart of Riverside with Riverside Reads. As we remerge post the Covid-19 lockdown we have a responsibility to give voice new talent, and we’re delighted this season opens with three world premières by Carey Crim, Megan van Dusen and Laura Tisdall. This, coupled with the first major cinematic release since March of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and a new fresh menu at the Bar & Kitchen, marks the start of a return to fuller programming across all our spaces, and as restrictions are eased enable us to begin to explore the full potential our brand new building.”
26 August – 10 September
Director: Christopher Nolan
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, INCEPTION AND DUNKIRK…
Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine
Wednesday 26 August
SCREEN 1 12:30 16:00 19:30
SCREEN 2 12:00 15:30 18:50
Thursday 27 August
SCREEN 1 12:30 16:00 19:30
SCREEN 2 12:00 15:30 18:50
Further dates/times to be announced shortly
Duration: 150 mins Distributor: Warner Bros
Riverside are putting customer safety and well-being at the forefront of their reopening measures, and, as a result, the cinema capacity has been reduced from 200 to 68. This means that audiences will be unable to pre-book specifics seats, and these will be allocated in advance to ensure at least 1m+ social distancing. Audiences are encouraged to book in advance to ensure the best experience possible. As a courtesy to others, Riverside would ask that face masks are worn – staff will likewise be wearing face masks.
Further details, and to book: https://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/book/cinema
3 WORLD PREMIÈRES TO TAKE PLACE AT RIVERSIDE STUDIOS
AS PART OF NEW SERIES RIVERSIDE READS
Riverside Reads launches, a new programme of monthly first read throughs and discussions of new plays, hosted by Riverside Studios and curated and directed by Hugh Wooldridge, with Sir Michael Codron as patron. The first Riverside Reads season begins on 1 September 2020, with these new readings streamed globally online and in person, every first Tuesday of the month at 2pm BST.
The first Riverside Reads play in the 2020 – 2021 Season opens with The Last Broadcast by Carey Crim – the cast is Sarah Alexander (Caroline Willis), Eleanor Crowe (Hannah Willis), Sandra Dickinson (Helen Bush), Patrick Robinson (Ian Carter), with Madeleine Gray (stage directions). Scattered by Megan van Dusen will be performed in October; and in November, The In-Between, a fantasy musical by Laura Tisdall. The first season end in February 2021 with a play-through of StarBoy, a dazzling new musical by Ray Shell and Christopher Van Cleave. The full schedule for the season will be announced shortly.
Riverside Reads aims to find new scripts, new writers and a new audience, and give both the newcomer and the regular theatregoer at the opportunity to experience the magic of a first read through.
Each play is rehearsed in one day and will be streamed from one of several new spaces at Riverside Studios. A limited number of tickets will be available to watch the reading in person, adhering to social distancing rules, and audience members will be required to wear masks except where they are medically exempt. Following each reading there will be an opportunity for the audience to discuss the play with the playwright, actors, and director.
Tickets available from £15
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS BAR & KITCHEN RELAUNCHED WITH NEW ALL-DAY MENU
All-day dining and extensive drinks choices are the new offering at the Riverside Studios Bar & Kitchen which is newly reopened following lock down. Open to all, and adhering to social distancing guidelines, it has been created as a hub for people to get together – whether that be for a coffee in the morning or for that well-deserved drink at the end of the day. With a seasonal food and drinks menu, the options will remain appealing for regulars and locals as well as first time visitors.
The new healthy, accessible, internationally influenced menu has been crafted to satisfy all visitors and cater to all dietary requirements. There is a brunch offering from 10am alongside artisan, hand roasted coffee and a wide variety of teas. The menu then showcases seasonal ingredients with plenty of healthy dishes and vegetarian and vegan choices alongside some Riverside classics, including an All Day Breakfast, a variety of small, large, and sharing plates, and a selection of sweet desserts.
As well as the updated wine list – a fine selection of wines which can partner well with the food or be enjoyed on the riverside tables, overlooking Hammersmith Bridge – the Bar also boasts Meantime’s Brewery Fresh London Lager that is delivered by Meantime’s tankers direct from the maturation tanks at the brewery, into another custom-engineered tank above the bar. It’s a unique way of serving beer, and the difference can be tasted right away: a smoother lager, with enhanced aromas and well-rounded flavours.
The full menu can be found at https://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/visit/food-drink.
DIVE IN MEMBERSHIP:
Dive In membership offers resident local to the venue enhanced and unique opportunities to engage with the Riverside Studios artistic programme and the building in general.
For further details, please see here: https://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/community/dive-in-membership