SKY ARTS ANNOUNCE RAFT OF NEW PROGRAMMES

Sky Arts is celebrating its first anniversary as a free-to-air channel by announcing a raft of new programmes spanning every genre of the arts.



Phil Edgar Jones, Director, Sky Arts and Entertainment, commented: “To mark our year anniversary as a free to air channel we are proud to be bringing some incredible theatre to screen at a time when the performing arts is only just emerging from the hardest 18 months imaginable...


Despite those difficulties it’s inspiring to witness the great innovations our artists and institutions have dreamt up as culture has adapted to bring audiences brilliant work in new, exciting hybrid forms… it’s a real treat to be providing a home for such stellar talent on the channel.”



Beat the Devil TX November

A new film written and directed by David Hare (The Reader) starring Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) based on the sell-out stage play which premiered at London’s Bridge Theatre last year, originally directed by Nicholas Hytner.


Death of England: Face to Face TX November

An original film for TV by Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre Clint Dyer and playwright Roy Williams, with Neil Maskell and Giles Terera, and featuring Phil Daniels.


The Park Bench Plays TX November

Five new micro-plays from Birmingham Repertory Theatre which illuminate, interrogate and even celebrate today's socially distanced world.



The Invisible Hand TX November (1x60)

A new filmed version of the sell-out revival of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s seminal play which ran at Kiln Theatre in July.


Play in a Day TX December (3x60)

When the lights went out in theatres last year, hundreds of newly graduated young actors and dancers were left without the opportunity to kickstart their careers on stage and screen.


Anna-X TX December

Also part of Sonia Friedman Productions’ RE:EMERGE season, this new play by Joseph Charlton directed by Daniel Raggett stars Golden Golden Globe® winner Emma Corrin.



Rumpelstilzchen TX December

A Sky Original from BalletBoyz, directed and produced by International Emmy Award-winning Michael Nunn and William Trevitt with theatre and opera director Richard Jones.


Walden TX December

Filmed for the screen at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End, Amy Berryman’s debut play premiered earlier this year as part of Sonia Friedman Productions’ RE:EMERGE season.