In Alice's Playhouse you will discover an exceptional collection of feature films adapted from some of the most celebrated plays ever written. Often featuring towering performances, outstanding direction and exceptional writing, this collection is a superb archive of contemporary drama masterfully transferred to the silver screen. Filmizations of The Bard's work may be scrolled via the 'Shakespeare' sub-feature in green on the left, along with other notable playwrights who have been adapted for celluloid. For adaptations of novels and short stories, check the 'Special Interest' link and click on 'Based on...' Right: Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh relax during the filming of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.
The film of the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Anton Chekhov's play. Chekhov's portrayal of the frustrations and disillusi... Read more
One of the most gripping and heartfelt stories to emerge from the Holocaust, this magnificent adaptation of the acclaimed play is based on the writing... Read more
British comedy writing maestros Ray Galton and Alan Simpson ('Hancock's Half Hour', 'Steptoe and Son') created the 'Playhouse' series in the late Seve... Read more
A strong version of Henrik Ibsen's play about a woman's struggle for independence against her husband's will. Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) risks destruc... Read more
An entertaining adaptation of Noel Coward's play, set in 1929 and starring Jessica Biel as the brash American divorcee who shocks the prim English fam... Read more
Recorded live at The Theatre Royal in Bath, Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners tells of the clever schemes and comic ruses that unfold one n... Read more