National Theatre Live, without Emma Freud! Well, actually it was the new Kenneth Branagh company, following in the steps of NTL. But they need to work on the intros.
The production was marvellous. Branagh as Leontes and Judi Dench as Paulina were the big names and both lived up to their reputations. But a very strong supporting cast kept the production moving and brught the characters to life (pun intended). Mitanda Raison was excellent as Hermione, a long way from her role as a spy in MI 5.
The audience seems to be building for these classical plays. Not as many people as were at Hamlet, but still,a big improvement since the beginning.