SOME of the best in live theatre will be coming to the big screen at local theatres again this autumn.

The new season of offerings from National Theatre Live opens next Thursday, September 3.

Screenings will be taking place at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, Theatre Gwaun in Fishguard and Theatr Mwldan in Cardigan.

The Beaux’ Stratagem is a wild comedy of love and money by Irish dramatist George Farquhar.

It follows the ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London and their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

The season includes chances to see some very well-known faces from TV and film.

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which will be broadcast on Thursday, October 15, with an Encore broadcast on Wednesday, October 28. This eagerly anticipated production will be broadcast live from the Barbican in London.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

On Friday, November 20, the hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York, will be broadcast.

James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in the landmark revival of John Steinbeck's play, which is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

The final performance of the season will be Jane Eyre on Tuesday, December 8.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

Tickets and more information are available from the relevant theatre's website and box office.

Screenings at the Torch are at 7pm, except the encore screening of Hamlet on October 28 which is at 2.30pm and tickets for The Beaux' Stratagem are £12.50 (£11.50). All other screenings are £14 (£12.50).