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Their Finest (12A)

Their Finest
In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. A beautifully crafted costume drama with terrific performances, Lone Scherfig's new film is a quietly subversive, funny and finally moving account of a little known story from one of the darkest, most uncertain periods of British history.

Director: Lone Scherfig

Writers: Gaby Chiappe (screenplay), Lissa Evans (novel)

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

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Wednesday 26 Apr 201717:0020:00
Thursday 27 Apr 201711:0014:0017:1520:00
Friday 28 Apr 201714:3017:3020:30
Saturday 29 Apr 201714:3017:3020:30
Sunday 30 Apr 201714:0016:4519:30
Monday 1 May 201711:1514:0016:4519:30
Tuesday 2 May 201711:3014:3020:15
Wednesday 3 May 201714:3017:3020:15
Thursday 4 May 201713:0016:0020:30

The Sense Of An Ending (15)

The Sense Of An Ending
A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Director: Ritesh Batra

Writers: Julian Barnes (novel), Nick Payne (adaptation/screenplay)

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter

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Wednesday 26 Apr 201716:15
Thursday 27 Apr 201713:3020:20

RSC Live: Julius Ceasar (12A)

RSC Live: Julius Ceasar
Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling in the corridors of power. Opening the Rome season, Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer, Don Quixote) directs Shakespeare’s epic and thrilling tragedy as the politics of spin and betrayal turn bloody and brutal.

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Wednesday 26 Apr 201719:00

Parent & Baby: Their Finest (12A)

Parent & Baby: Their Finest
This screening is only open to parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby's first birthday.

A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Director: Lone Scherfig

Writers: Gaby Chiappe (screenplay), Lissa Evans (novel)

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

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Thursday 27 Apr 201710:30

20th Century Women (15)

20th Century Women
In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women -- Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor -- to help with Jamie's upbringing.

Director: Mike Mills

Writer: Mike Mills

Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

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Thursday 27 Apr 201717:30

NT Education: Tweflth Night (12A)

NT Education: Tweflth Night
This is an education screening and not open to the general public.

For further information on how to organise a education screening for your school or college please email info@abbeygatecinema.co.uk

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Friday 28 Apr 201710:30 (Closed)

The Zookeeper's Wife (12A)

The Zookeeper's Wife
Kiwi director Niki Caro tells the astonishing true story of Antonina Zabinski (Chastain, The Help) and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh), whose Warsaw zoo became a hub for the Polish underground resistance during the Nazi occupation of their homeland. After much of it is destroyed during the German invasion in 1939, their once thriving animal sanctuary is left at the mercy of the Reich’s chief zoologist (Brühl, Rush). Risking execution if caught, the Zabinskis use what remains as a front for resistance plans to smuggle hundreds of Jews away from the Warsaw Ghetto to safety. By turns moving, riveting and extraordinary, The Zookeeper’s Wife is yet another triumph for Chastain following her recent Oscar nods, but the entire film is something of an ensemble piece with exceptional performances across the board.

Director: Niki Caro

Writers: Angela Workman (screenplay), Diane Ackerman (book)

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl

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Friday 28 Apr 201711:30
Saturday 29 Apr 201711:3018:00
Sunday 30 Apr 201711:0016:30
Monday 1 May 201711:0019:30
Tuesday 2 May 201717:15
Wednesday 3 May 201711:3015:00
Thursday 4 May 201714:30

Rules Don't Apply (12A)

Rules Don't Apply
The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress (Lily Collins), her determined driver (Alden Ehrenreich), and the eccentric billionaire (Warren Beatty) who they work for. It"s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her personal driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), only two weeks on the job and also from a religiously conservative background. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes" #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have an intimate relationship with a contract actress. But Hughes" absurd behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

Director: Warren Beatty

Writers: Warren Beatty

Stars: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga

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Friday 28 Apr 201715:00
Monday 1 May 201716:30
Tuesday 2 May 201712:0017:30
Wednesday 3 May 201720:30
Thursday 4 May 201711:30

The Hatton Garden Job (15)

The Hatton Garden Job
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; THE HATTON GARDEN JOB follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, drilling into a steel-and-concrete secured safety deposit vault in London’s well-to-do Hatton Garden jewellery quarter. But will they commit the crime of the century or pay with their lives? Starring Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, TV’s Downton Abbey), Larry Lamb (TV’s EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey), Phil Daniels (TV’s EastEnders, Quadrophenia), Mark Harris (Riot, Anuvahood), Joely Richardson (Snowden, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), David Calder (Rush, The Lady In The Van), Clive Russell (TV’s Game Of Thrones, Ripper Street) and Stephen Moyer (Concussion, TV’s True Blood), THE HATTON GARDEN JOB proves once and for all that crime doesn’t pay when you’re on a pension.

Director: Ronnie Thompson

Writers: Ray Bogdanovich, Dean Lines

Stars: Matthew Goode, Joely Richardson, Stephen Moyer

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Friday 28 Apr 201718:30
Saturday 29 Apr 201715:30
Sunday 30 Apr 201711:30
Monday 1 May 201714:00
Tuesday 2 May 201715:00
Wednesday 3 May 201712:30
Thursday 4 May 201718:00

Get Out (15)

Get Out
American sitcom star Jordan Peele turns writer/director for this smartly observed, almost Hitchcockian comedy thriller concerning Chris (Kaluuya) and Rose (Williams), who’ve reached the stage in their relationship when it’s time for him to meet her parents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pan out as planned: Rose hasn’t told her parents that Chris is black, and despite their best efforts to appear liberal, her somewhat creepy mum and dad are revealed as being anything but.

Director: Jordan Peele

Writer: Jordan Peele

Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

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Friday 28 Apr 201721:00
Saturday 29 Apr 201721:00
Wednesday 3 May 201718:00

Winnie the Pooh (U)

Winnie the Pooh
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backsoon", and they set out to save him.

Come and celebrate the classic A. A. Milne characters in this 2011 Disney feature, narrated by John Clees

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Saturday 29 Apr 201710:30

Beauty And The Beast 2D (PG)

Beauty And The Beast 2D
Belle (Emma Watson) is a bookish young woman and keen inventor who goes in search of her father Maurice (Kevin Kline) when he disappears after visiting a mysterious castle. When she gets there, she is shocked to learn that he is the prisoner of the monstrous Beast (Dan Stevens) and volunteers to take his place. Initially terrified of her captive, she soon learns about how he was transformed from a handsome prince into his current state by a magical curse, and a tender love story soon develops.

Twilight director Bill Condon promises to bring a lavish sense of magic to this all-star remake of the celebrated 1991 animation. Anchored by Watson and Stevens, the movie also features Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Josh Gad as LeFou.

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Saturday 29 Apr 201712:30
Sunday 30 Apr 201713:40

Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition (15)

Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition
Director: George Miller. Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult. Australia 2015. 120 mins.

Ditching the vibrant colours of the 2015 cinema release, this black-and-white version is director George Miller’s preferred vision of his post-apocalyptic world, set chronologically between Mad Max and The Road Warrior.

Max Rockatansky (Hardy) joins a band of renegades fleeing across the wastelands, led by elite Imperator Furiosa (Theron). Furiosa is hell-bent on crossing the desert in her War Rig truck to reach sanctuary in her childhood homeland. They’re hotly and viciously pursued by the warlord Immortan Joe (franchise alumnus Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his ruthless followers, including the fearsome convoy driver Nux (Hoult).

Nominated for an impressive ten Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography, this is an awesome, pyrotechnic epic.

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Sunday 30 Apr 201719:15

Bunch Of Kunst: Sleaford Mods (18)

Bunch Of Kunst: Sleaford Mods
Thanks to their sweary rants about modern England, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called “the angriest band in Britain”. At 44, former chicken factory worker and father of two, Jason Williamson, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, a bus driver for Nottingham City Transport and avantgarde bedroom label owner, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos. “Bunch of Kunst” tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms.

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Tuesday 2 May 201720:30

Parent & Baby: Hatton Garden Job (15)

Parent & Baby: Hatton Garden Job
In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men. The total stolen may have a value of up to £200 million, the incident has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history."

Director: Ronnie Thompson

Writers: Ray Bogdanovich, Dean Lines

Stars: Matthew Goode, Joely Richardson, Stephen Moyer

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Thursday 4 May 201710:30

NT Encore: Twelfth Night (12A)

NT Encore: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

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Thursday 4 May 201719:00

The Lego Batman Movie (U)

The Lego Batman Movie
Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

Director: Chris McKay

Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith(screenplay), Chris McKenna(screenplay), Erik Sommers (screenplay), Jared Stern (screenplay), John Whittington (screenplay), Seth Grahame-Smith(story by)

Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson

Great children's matinees every Saturday at 10.30am. Tickets are £2.00 each. Adults only admitted if accompanying children.

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Saturday 6 May 201710:30

Jack Nicholson: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (re 2017) (15)

Jack Nicholson: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (re 2017)
Director: Milos Foreman. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman. USA 1975. 133 mins.

Jack Nicholson is the ingenious, heroic free spirit R.P. ‘Mac’ McMurphy, who leads an uprising in the men’s ward of a mental hospital, run by heartless Nurse Ratched (Fletcher). Adapted from Ken Kesey’s best-selling 1962 novel and produced by Saul Zaentz (Amadeus, The English Patient) and Michael Douglas (his first producer role), the brilliant supporting cast includes Danny DeVito – in his first major role – as Martini, Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit), Christopher Lloyd (Taber) and Will Sampson as Chief Bromden.

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Sunday 7 May 201719:00

Toddler Time: Everything's Rosie (U)

Toddler Time: Everything's Rosie
Admission: Children £3.00 / Adults - FREE. Please note however, you must book your adult tickets when making your booking to ensure adult seats are reserved - they will show at £0.00 cost.

Toddler Time - Everything’s Rosie is an animated series for toddlers created by Victoria Corner for V&S Entertainment Ltd. It follows the adventures of a little girl named Rosie and her friends Will, Holly, Big Bear, Oakley the ancient oak tree and Raggles the rabbit.

Featuring a regular programme of child-friendly screenings, Toddler Time offers preschool children and their parents, guardians and carers a cheap opportunity to visit the cinema and introduce young children to this environment. Only adults with children will be admitted. Adult tickers are free, while children's tickets are £3 each.

Please note the show starts at the advertised time - there are no adverts or trailers.

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Tuesday 9 May 201710:30

I Am Not Your Negro (12A)

I Am Not Your Negro
Director: Raoul Peck. Featuring: James Baldwin. With the voice of Samuel L Jackson. France/USA 2016.

With unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work, award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck has completed the cinematic version of the book Baldwin never wrote – a radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. By confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassinations of these three men, we uncover a larger narrative of America’s historical and current denial and irrational relationship with race. Whilst it is partly anchored in the struggle for equality in the ’50s and ’60s, I Am Not Your Negro is about what it means to be black in America today.

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Tuesday 9 May 201720:30

NT Live: Obsession (15)

NT Live: Obsession
Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Thursday 11 May 201719:00

Alien Convenant (15)

Alien Convenant
Director: Ridley Scott. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston. USA 2017. 122 mins.

When the crew of the colony ship Covenant touch down on what appears to be an uncharted utopian planet on the far side of the galaxy, they make a harrowing and deadly discovery. With regular cinematographer Dariusz Wolski on board, Scott delivers the goriest chapter in the Alien franchise to date, recapturing the unsettling, claustrophobic horror of his 1976 masterpiece.

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Friday 12 May 201711:1514:1517:3020:30
Saturday 13 May 201714:3018:1521:00
Sunday 14 May 201713:0016:0019:00
Monday 15 May 201714:3017:3020:30
Tuesday 16 May 201714:0017:1520:00
Wednesday 17 May 201714:3017:3020:30
Thursday 18 May 201714:3017:3020:30

Met Live: Der Rosenkavalier (12A)

Met Live: Der Rosenkavalier
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite El?na Garan?a in her first North American performances as the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck, Erin Morley, Marcus Brück and Matthew Polenzani. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Teatro Regio Di Torino.

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Saturday 13 May 201717:30

Dementia Friendly: Grease Sing-A-Long (PG)

Dementia Friendly: Grease Sing-A-Long
Welcoming people living with dementia along with family, friends and carers to the second of our special screenings. Working in partnership with the Gatehouse Dementia Hub and the Dementia Action Alliance.

Admission: £4 (carers free of charge)

TICKETS FOR THIS SCREENING ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PERSON IN ADVANCE FROM THE CINEMA.

Please email andrea@abbeygatecinema.co.uk for further information.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 10.30am. The screening will include a 20 minute interval.

This event is open to all but we particularly invite people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers. We aim to provide a relaxing experience to share together and an opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation.

What makes these screenings special? The lights will be left on low and you are all welcome to move around, talk or sing along as you wish. There will be a 20 minute interval halfway through the film and the chance to buy ice-creams. Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be on offer before the screening from 10.30am so that you can have a chat with others and get to know the space.

Why are we doing these screenings? We want to ensure that we are accessible to the widest range of people as possible and we're really excited to be able to incorporate showings specifically aimed at those impacted by dementia.

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Monday 15 May 201711:00 (Closed)

Letters From Baghdad (PG)

Letters From Baghdad
Directors: Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl. With: Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell. USA/UK/France 2016. 93 mins. English, Arabic with English subtitles.

Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?

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Tuesday 16 May 201712:3018:00

Met Encore: Der Rosenkavalier (12A)

Met Encore: Der Rosenkavalier
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite El?na Garan?a in her first North American performances as the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck, Erin Morley, Marcus Brück and Matthew Polenzani. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Teatro Regio Di Torino.

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Wednesday 17 May 201712:00

NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (12A)

NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

***** ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian

***** ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard

***** ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro

***** ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times

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Thursday 18 May 201719:00

Bury Festival 2017: Sir Peter Hall's Akenfield (12A)

Bury Festival 2017: Sir Peter Hall's Akenfield
Directed by Sir Peter Hall in 1974 and often described as “a work of rural realism”, Akenfield has been digitised thanks to the British Film Institute’s Unlocking Film Heritage Digitisation Fund ensuring more access, for a wider audience, to Britain’s valuable film heritage via digital platforms Filmed in and around Charsfield in Suffolk, it was the people of the village who had the starring roles acting out the stories of 3 generations under Sir Peter’s direction based on a short script written by Akenfield’s author, Ronald Blythe.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Friday 19 May 201718:00

Bury Festival 2017: Draw On Sweet Night (12A)

Bury Festival 2017: Draw On Sweet Night
John Wilbye, considered the greatest of the Elizabethan madrigalists, spent his entire working life in the service of Sir Thomas and Lady Elizabeth Kytson at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk. This was not unusual – composers in the sixteenth century either worked for the Church or one of the great households. What is unusual is that after Wilbye’s second book of madrigals was published in 1609 he appears not to have composed anything else, yet Lady Elizabeth kept him on in the house until her death in 1628, showering him with gifts including the tenancy of the most prosperous sheep farm in the area.

So why, when Elizabeth died, did Wilbye throw all this up and spend the rest of his days with her daughter, the divorcee Lady Mary Darcy in Colchester? Why did he dedicate his second book of madrigals to the beautiful and notorious Lady Arbella Stewart? A collaboration with the internationally renowned vocal group; I Fagiolini, this sumptuously photographed film drama is a feast for movie fans and music lovers alike.

Starring Doon Mackichan, Sophia Di Martino, with Christian McKay and Nicky Henson, and introducing Mark Arends as John Wilbye.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Saturday 20 May 201714:00

Bury Festival 2017: In Love With Alma Cogan Plus Director Q&A (12A)

Bury Festival 2017: In Love With Alma Cogan Plus Director Q&A
We are delighted that director Tony Britten will join us for a Q&A after the screening.

Directed by Tony Britten Starring Roger Lloyd-Pack, Niamh Cussack and Gwyneth Strong

Filmed in Cromer, this gentle comedy-drama in the mould of LITTLE VOICE and LOCAL HERO revolves around the declining fortunes of a pier theatre in a run-down seaside resort. Theatre manager Norman (Roger Lloyd-Pack, much loved in TV’s Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley) clings to past glories, particularly to the ghost of 1960s singing star Alma Cogan, whom he once met. He eventually decides to leave behind the relics of a bygone entertainment era and help his long-suffering but devoted assistant Sandra (Niamh Cusack) to achieve her ambition of becoming a professional singer, unexpectedly enjoying a late-blossoming romance in the process.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Sunday 21 May 201714:00

Bury Festival 2017: Witchfinder General (15)

Bury Festival 2017: Witchfinder General
We are delighted that Pat Church will introduce the film. The daily rushes for Witchfinder General were shown at the Abbeygate by then projectionist Pat.

A disturbing tale of evil set during the English Civil War. When Matthew Hopkins is appointed Witchfinder General by the Puritans under Cromwell, he is empowered to travel the countryside with his henchmen and collect a fee for each witch from whom he extracts a confession - a policy which is exploited to the full. Filmed in Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds and Thetford.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Monday 22 May 201718:00

Bury Festival 2017: With Love From Suffolk (12A)

Bury Festival 2017: With Love From Suffolk
We are delighted that producers Matthew McGuchan and Julien Mery will introduce the film and do a Q&A after the screening.

With Love From... Suffolk is a feature film that celebrates love in all its guises. Set entirely within Suffolk, it is not just a funny and tender exploration of relationships - it's also love letter to our magnificent county. With Love From... Suffolk offers a compilation of stories about the unique bonds between characters living in this county. In the vein of romantic, multi-stranded films such as Love Actually and New York, Love You, we want to engage and entertain our audience, evoking laughter, drama and romance, with a life-affirming message overall.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Tuesday 23 May 201718:00

Bury Festival 2017: The Bridge (1992) (12A)

Bury Festival 2017: The Bridge (1992)
Directed by Syd Macartney. Starring Saskia Reeves, David O'Hara and Joss Ackland.

In the hot summer of 1887, life seems idyllic when Isobel Hetherington and her three young daughters moved into their seaside residence. But when Phillip Wilson Steer arrives for his annual painting visit, a chain of events set off to change their lives forever. Overcome by his first sight of Isobel, Steer immediately decides to capture her on canvas; and as the painting grows, so does their love for each other. But jealousy and tragedy eventually force them to confront reality. The Bridge was filmed in Walberswick, Dunwich and Yoxford in Suffolk.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Wednesday 24 May 201714:00

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra (12A)

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

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Wednesday 24 May 201719:00

Bury Festival 2017: Requiem For A Village (18)

Bury Festival 2017: Requiem For A Village
Directed by David Gladwell Starring Vic Smith, Villagers of Witnesham and Metfield

The idyllic, rural past of a Suffolk village is explored through the memories of an old man in this lyrical, extraordinary, little-seen film from filmmaker David Gladwell. Although best known for his celebrated work as editor on Lindsay Anderson's If.... and O Lucky Man!, Gladwell has, until now, rarely been recognised as the director of a number of groundbreaking films. Preceded by an earlier short film from David Gladwell.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Thursday 25 May 201718:00

Bury Festival 2017: Drowning By Numbers (18)

Bury Festival 2017: Drowning By Numbers
Directed by Peter Greenaway Starring Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson and Joely Richardson.

Cissie Colpitts (Joan Plowright) drowns her cheating husband and in the ensuing cover-up enlists the help of lonely coroner Henry Madgett (Bernard Hill), an old friend with a longstanding weakness for her charms. But when Cissie's daughter (Juliet Stevenson) and granddaughter (Joely Richardson) both decide to resort to the same methods for solving conflicts with their own frustrating husbands, the Colpitts women and their repeated appeals for help begin to wear on Madgett's conscience. As the plot progresses, visual and spoken numbers appear in the scenes, counting from one to 100. Filmed in and around Southwold, Suffolk.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Friday 26 May 201718:00

Bury Festival 2017: Chicklit (12A)

Bury Festival 2017: Chicklit
Directed by Tony Britten Starring Christian McKay, Dakota Blue Richards, Niamh Cusack, John Hurt and Cathy Tyson

A charming comedy about four male friends that will try literally anything to save their favourite local pub from closing down. After brainstorming through ideas, the group decides to write a chick lit, or more specifically a 'mummy porn' novel following the huge success of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. Soon after, the novel gets picked up! Now, the only problem is that the publisher insists that the young woman 'author' does press and publicity. Desperate to keep their involvement a secret, the four guys hire an out of work actress to 'role play' the part of the author. This leads to her becoming the star in the film adaptation of the book and turns the tables on the guys as she is now the one in control - leaving them with the awful prospect of having to secretly churn out sex novels for the foreseeable future. Filmed in Holt, Norfolk.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Saturday 27 May 201718:00

Bury Festival 2017: The Go-Between (PG)

Bury Festival 2017: The Go-Between
Directed by Joseph Losey. Starring Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Edward Fox

A young teenage boy, Leo, is invited to a wealthy school friend's rich family estate and is drawn into a love affair between his friend's twenty-something sister, Marian, and the family neighbour, even though she is engaged to be married. She uses Leo as a go-between, sending messages to her lover. Despite feeling he is betraying her fiancé Hugh, Leo carries on being the messager boy and discovers more about the attraction between men and women along the way. A long hot summer in Norfolk forms more than just a backdrop for The Go-Between, Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter’s adaptation of L.P Hartley’s 1953 novel. For Losey the county became the bewitching heart of the film. He insisted that the entire production be made in Norfolk and sent his art director on an extensive project to scout locations, especially in the countryside around Norwich including Hanworth, Heydon, Hickling and Thornage.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Sunday 28 May 201714:00

Bury Festival 2017: The Theory Of Everything (12A)

Bury Festival 2017: The Theory Of Everything
Directed by James Marsh. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and David Thewlis

Stephen Hawking is one of the towering figures of our time, a brilliant scientist who brought his groundbreaking ideas into popular consciousness with the bestselling A Brief History of Time. But it’s the dignified way he has lived with motor neurone disease that has helped to make him so widely revered and admired by the public. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING tells the story of Stephen the man, starting with his years as a postgraduate student in 1960s Cambridge and his blossoming romance with Jane Wilde (Jones). As his disease progresses, he turns away from Jane in the hope of sparing her pain – but she has other ideas. This profound and moving film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and Eddie Redmayne’s stunning performance as Stephen has earned him the Oscar for Best Actor.

Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films. Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly. All Festival films are unallocated seating. Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.

Made In East Anglia: A season of films shot in and around East Anglia curated by Abbeygate Cinema General Manager Jonathan Carpenter for the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2017.

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Sunday 28 May 201717:00

The Hippopotamus + Satellite Q&A with Stephen Fry (15)

The Hippopotamus + Satellite Q&A with Stephen Fry
Join Stephen Fry, cast and film-makers live by satellite from the Hay Literary Festival for a Q&A after the screening.

Director: John Jencks. Starring: Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine. UK 2017. 89 mins.

After he is fired from his job, disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Allam) is summoned to Swafford Hall, the country manor of his friends Lord and Lady Logan (Modine and Shaw), to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s gift with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of events – and some good whisky bottles – in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry’s seminal novel.

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Sunday 28 May 201719:30

Sing 2D (U)

Sing 2D
An enterprising koala puts on the world’s greatest singing show in this hilarious animated comedy. Buster Moon is a koala whose pride and joy is his theatre. But the once grand building has fallen on hard times and looks set to close its doors forever unless Buster can find a way to revive its fortunes. The one idea he has is to put on the world’s greatest singing competition – but will he find the next Leona Lewis or the next Honey G? From acclaimed director Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow) comes this charming and hilariously funny animated comedy featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and Taron Egerton.

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Saturday 3 Jun 201710:30

British Museum Presents: Hokusai (12A)

British Museum Presents: Hokusai
British Museum Presents: Hokusai is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: Beyond The Great Wave. Filmed in Japan and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of digital art history. Hokusai spent his life studying and celebrating our common humanity as well as deeply exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a protective presence and potential source of immortality. Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and other Impressionists, is the father of manga and the only painter with his own emoji.

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Sunday 4 Jun 201715:00

ROH Live: The Dream.... (12A)

ROH Live: The Dream....
The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite And Armand.

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.

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Wednesday 7 Jun 201719:15

Glyndebourne: La Traviata (12A)

Glyndebourne: La Traviata
Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne.

Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris. But she’s not the marrying kind – at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s racy past and an equally merciless disease.

There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced through with melodies as familiar as the story.

Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera.

‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands.’ ***** The Observer

Captured live in 2014. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Also on screen this summer: Brett Dean’s brand new Shakespeare-inspired opera, Hamlet (live) and a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (live).

Creative team:

Conductor Mark Elder

Director Tom Cairns

Designer Hildegard Bechtler

Cast includes:

Violetta Venera Gimadieva

Alfredo Michael Fabiano

Giorgio Tassis Christoyannis

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

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Thursday 8 Jun 201718:00

NT Live: Peter Pan (PG)

NT Live: Peter Pan
All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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Saturday 10 Jun 201713:30

ROH Encore: The Dream... (12A)

ROH Encore:  The Dream...
The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite And Armand.

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.

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Wednesday 14 Jun 201712:00

Exhibition: Michelangelo: Love and Death (12A)

Exhibition: Michelangelo: Love and Death
To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery). This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.

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Monday 19 Jun 201718:30

NT Live: Salomé (15)

NT Live: Salomé
The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs )

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Thursday 22 Jun 201719:00

ROH Live: Otello (12A)

ROH Live: Otello
Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Wednesday 28 Jun 201719:15

ROH Encore: Otello (12A)

ROH Encore: Otello
Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Wednesday 5 Jul 201712:00

La Bohème: Live From Taormina 2017 (12A)

La Bohème: Live From Taormina 2017
Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years – from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars.

Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini’s La bohème, the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, this retelling of the timeless classic will enchant cinema audiences with its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique.

For one night only, come and experience this spectacular opera on the big screen, live from Taormina, Sicily!

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Wednesday 5 Jul 201719:30

Glyndebourne: Hamlet (12A)

Glyndebourne: Hamlet
Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy.

Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare.

A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet.

Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne’s former Music Director.

Neil Armfield has directed numerous productions for Opera Australia, including their first full-length presentation of The Ring Cycle. He is the director of the acclaimed films Candy and Holding the Man.

‘The themes of life and death, love and betrayal have opera written all over them.’

—Brett Dean, Composer

Sung in English with English supertitles

Also on screen this summer: a timeless production of La traviata (captured live in 2014) and a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (live).

Creative team

Composer Brett Dean

Librettist Matthew Jocelyn

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski

Director Neil Armfield

Set Designer Ralph Myers

Costume Designer Alice Babidge

Cast includes

Hamlet Allan Clayton

Gertrude Sarah Connolly

Ophelia Barbara Hannigan

Claudius Rod Gilfry

Polonius Kim Begley

Ghost of Old Hamlet John Tomlinson

Horatio Jacques Imbrailo

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

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Thursday 6 Jul 201718:00

NT Live: Angels in America Part 1 Millennium Approaches (15)

NT Live: Angels in America Part 1 Millennium Approaches
Part One, Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.

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Thursday 20 Jul 201719:00

Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht concert

Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht concert
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.

This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

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Saturday 22 Jul 201719:00
Sunday 30 Jul 201714:00

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2 Perestroika (15)

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2 Perestroika
Part Two, Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

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Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00

Glyndebourne: La clemenza di Tito (12A)

Glyndebourne: La clemenza di Tito
Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works.

Vitellia’s path to the throne is thwarted by the man who deposed her father, so she presses her admirer Sesto to murder him.

Driven by love, Sesto does his worst. But in return, receives a lesson in forgiveness.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozart’s opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him.

Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.

Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Also on screen this summer: a timeless production of La traviata (captured live in 2014) and Brett Dean’s brand new Shakespeare-inspired opera, Hamlet (live).

Creative team

Conductor Robin Ticciati

Director Claus Guth

Designer Christian Schmidt

Cast includes

Tito Steve Davislim

Vitellia Alice Coote

Sesto Kate Lindsey

Servilia Joélle Harvey

Annio Anna Stéphany

Publio Clive Bayley

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Glyndebourne Chorus

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Thursday 3 Aug 201718:00

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus (12A)

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

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Wednesday 9 Aug 201719:00

NT Live: Yerma (15)

NT Live: Yerma
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

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Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00

RSC Live: Coriolanus (2017) (12A)

RSC Live: Coriolanus (2017)
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

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Wednesday 11 Oct 201719:00

RSC Live: Twelfth Night (2018) (12A)

RSC Live: Twelfth Night (2018)
'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.'

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

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Wednesday 14 Feb 201819:00