THERE is a chance for people to see a Shakespeare classic on screen over the festive period.

Neuadd Buddug, in Bala, will host an encore screening of NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra on Thursday, December 27.

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead.

General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome.

But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.

In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

The Neuadd Buddug screening gets underway at 7pm on December 27.

Tickets are priced at £12.50.

Before then, Neuadd Buddug will play host to a classic offering on Thursday, December 20 (7.30pm).

On screen at the venue will be 1957 comedy film The Smallest Show on Earth.

Directed by Basil Dearden, the film stars Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford, with the likes of Leslie Phillips and Sid James in supporting roles.

Festive fun will be available on December 21 and 22 with screenings of The Grinch.

The 3D computer-animated Christmas comedy film is based on the 1957 Dr Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, and written by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow, The Grinch stars the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely and Angela Lansbury.

It is narrated by Pharrell Williams.