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The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Director: Mike Newell

Starring: Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode

Duration: 124 min


London, 1946. Charismatic and free-spirited writer Juliet (James) receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club founded in Guernsey during Nazi occupation. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As she learns about their wartime experiences and secrets, Juliet develops a life-changing bond with the book club and the island.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 201813:30

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2D (12A)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2D

Director: J.A. Bayona

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum

Duration: 128 min


It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

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Tuesday 19 Jun 201819:45
Wednesday 20 Jun 201813:0016:1519:00
Thursday 21 Jun 201813:3015:3019:00

Book Club (12A)

Book Club

Director: Bill Holderman

Starring: Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen

Duration: 106 min


Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol"s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

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Tuesday 19 Jun 201820:00
Wednesday 20 Jun 201816:00
Thursday 21 Jun 201816:30
Friday 22 Jun 201813:30
Saturday 23 Jun 201817:30
Monday 25 Jun 201813:30
Wednesday 27 Jun 201819:30
Thursday 28 Jun 201813:30

Berliner Philharmoniker Live Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert (12A)

Berliner Philharmoniker Live Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, I felt that I was finding my voice on that day. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 June 2018, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 201818:30

Sir Peter Hall's Akenfield (12A)

Sir Peter Hall's Akenfield
Showing as a part of Suffolk Day 2018. A countywide celebration of our wonderful county.

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.

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Thursday 21 Jun 201813:00

Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly - Live

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly (live from Glyndebourne)


Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action.


When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.


Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.


Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’, Annilese Miskimmon’s production updates the action to the 1950s. This post-war setting brings to the fore the darker elements of Puccini’s story. Little wonder that this opera has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon.


‘The emotional impact of the piece is devastating.’★★★★ Stage


Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.


Also on screen this summer: the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Handel’s Saul and the rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, Vanessa.


Creative team:

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber

Director Annilese Miskimmon

Designer Nicky Shaw


Cast includes:

Cio-Cio-San Olga Busuioc

Suzuki Elizabeth DeShong

Lieutenant B F Pinkerton Joshua Guerrero


London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus


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Thursday 21 Jun 201818:30

Ocean's 8 (12A)

Ocean's 8

Director: Gary Ross

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock

Duration: 110 min


An all-female extravaganza sees Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth) and Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) come together in Gary Ross’s star-studded spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. Following her release from prison, Debbie Ocean (a cunning Bullock) recruits a crew of eight, including Cate Blanchett as her right-hand woman, to carry out an unbelievably ambitious heist at New York City’s glitzy annual Met Gala. All eyes are on celebrity Daphne Kluger’s (Hathaway) $150-million diamond necklace as the savvy women-only squad stage a robbery like no other – all the while attempting not to raise a single eyebrow. Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story), Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) round off an ensemble cast.

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Friday 22 Jun 201814:0017:1520:00
Saturday 23 Jun 201813:3017:0019:45
Sunday 24 Jun 201814:0015:3019:00
Monday 25 Jun 201814:0017:1520:00
Tuesday 26 Jun 201814:3017:4520:00
Wednesday 27 Jun 201814:0017:1520:00
Thursday 28 Jun 201814:0017:1520:00

The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince

Director: Rupert Everett

Starring: Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett

Duration: 105 min


Rupert Everett directs and stars in the seldom-told story of the last days of exiled writer Oscar Wilde. Once the toast of London, Wilde is now a spent force. As he lies on his deathbed, the past comes flooding back to him, transporting him to other times and places.

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Friday 22 Jun 201817:0019:30
Saturday 23 Jun 201814:1520:10
Sunday 24 Jun 201812:3018:30
Monday 25 Jun 201817:4520:15
Tuesday 26 Jun 201814:0017:30
Wednesday 27 Jun 201813:3017:00
Thursday 28 Jun 201817:4520:15

Paddington (PG)

Paddington
Arriving in London from his native Peru with a ‘Please Look After This Bear’ label around his neck, our bewildered ursine friend is fortunately taken in by kindly Mr and Mrs Brown (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins). Voiced by Ben Whishaw, and named after the railway station he arrived at, Paddington embarks on a series of bemused adventures as he searches for one of his Aunt Lucy’s (Imelda Staunton) friends and finds himself dodging a malicious taxidermist with an unnatural aversion to bears (Nicole Kidman). This charming amalgam of CGI, animatronics and live action will delight fans old and new of the perennially popular children’s books by Michael Bond.

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 23 Jun 201810:30

Billy Elliot - A 35mm Presentation (15)

Billy Elliot - A 35mm Presentation

Introducing the second of our new film recommendation strand - occassional films chosen by members of Team Abbeygate with a personal account of why they have chosen it.


Kay recommends Billy Elliot.


"Being a lass originally from the North East, I’ve always felt like I have a personal connection with Billy Elliot.

I come from a mining background and find its portrayal of the 1984 Miners’ strike all too real. I remember growing up and being told about what it was like and the film seems to tell the story really well – showing the true struggles of the Northern working class.

What I also love about Billy Elliot is the way it completely flips gender stereotypes on its head. Billy pursues his unconventional dream of performing ballet to the initial disapproval of his traditionally masculine father. Through his dancing, he dares to be different and is unapologetically himself which is something I completely admire and adhere to in my own life and is something we should all take note of!

I must have seen the film dozens of times but it still manages to make me laugh AND cry every time and, of course, bop along to its catchy T. Rex soundtrack without fail."


Showing from an original 35mm print

Year: 2000

Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters

Cert 15: Proof of age may be required.

Please note the film will start promptly.


Book Tickets

Sunday 24 Jun 201816:30

Parent & Baby: Ocean's 8 (12A)

Parent & Baby: Ocean's 8

This screening is only open to parents and guardians with babies under one year old.

The film is played at a lower level and with the lights on low.

These screenings are only for parents and guardians and their babies.

So there’s no need to worry about disturbing other guests while your film’s playing.


Director: Gary Ross

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock

Duration: 110 min


An all-female extravaganza sees Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth) and Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) come together in Gary Ross’s star-studded spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. Following her release from prison, Debbie Ocean (a cunning Bullock) recruits a crew of eight, including Cate Blanchett as her right-hand woman, to carry out an unbelievably ambitious heist at New York City’s glitzy annual Met Gala. All eyes are on celebrity Daphne Kluger’s (Hathaway) $150-million diamond necklace as the savvy women-only squad stage a robbery like no other – all the while attempting not to raise a single eyebrow. Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story), Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) round off an ensemble cast.


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Tuesday 26 Jun 201810:30

Toddler Time: Hey Duggee (U)

Toddler Time: Hey Duggee
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.

HEY DUGGEE- a place for children (and their parents) to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to DO THINGS!

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. Adults go 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 26 Jun 201811:00

L'Amant Double (18)

L'Amant Double

Director: François Ozon

Stars: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset


François Ozon returns with L’Amant Double, a sleek but gleefully irreverent erotic thriller that sees the prolific French auteur ramping up the sexual tension while keeping his tongue firmly in his cheek.


Marine Vacth (Jeune et Jolie) plays Chloé, a young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul (Dardennes favourite Jérémie Renier). When they decide to move in together, everything seems perfect, until a series of discoveries lead her to suspect that he may be living a double life. As she searches for the truth, Chloé’s investigations plunge her into a dark and bewildering world of smoke, mirrors and doppelgangers – where nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted.


Combining Hitchcockian intrigue with nods to Brian de Palma and David Cronenberg, this is a theatre of excess that delights in keeping its audience guessing. A whirlwind of heightened senses and amped-up drama, L’Amant Double is filthy, flamboyant and a whole lot of fun.


In French with English subtitles

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Tuesday 26 Jun 201820:30

A Wrinkle in Time (HOH) (PG)

A Wrinkle in Time (HOH)

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.


This is a special hard of hearing showing of the film and will include english subtitles.


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 30 Jun 201810:30

The Opera House (U)

The Opera House

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s.

Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.


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Sunday 1 Jul 201814:00
Monday 2 Jul 201817:45

Spartacus (1960) (PG)

Spartacus (1960)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton, Laurence Olivier


Kubrick’s first film in epic mode (the sole occasion he worked as director-for-hire) recreates the slave revolt led by the Libyan gladiator Spartacus (Douglas) which panicked Rome around 73 BC. Written by left-wing scriptwriter (and former blacklist victim) Dalton Trumbo, SPARTACUS features a superb cast - particularly in the Roman roles - and displays a political and historical intelligence absent from most Hollywood epics. Recently restored, the film climaxes with a memorable battle with avenging Roman cohorts positioning for the attack like pieces on a giant chessboard.

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Sunday 1 Jul 201812:30

The Piano (15)

The Piano

Director: Jane Campion

Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin


Jane Campion became the first female director to win the Palme d’Or for The Piano, her extraordinary, triumphant masterpiece about a mute woman’s rebellion in a newly colonised, Victorian-era New Zealand. Soundtracked by Michael Nyman’s evocative score, it won Oscars for Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in career-defining roles and Best Screenplay for Campion’s typically individualistic, female-centric script. We are delighted to be re-releasing a digital restoration, approved by Campion, in the film’s 25th anniversary year.


Hunter (who has an impressive three screen credits; besides her starring role, she played all of the piano pieces and served as sign language teacher for Paquin) gives a majestic silent performance as Ada McGrath, the mute Scotswoman and talented pianist who arrives with her strong-willed young daughter Flora (Paquin) in the New Zealand wilderness.


She is to marry frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill), having been sold him by her father, but takes an immediate dislike to him after he refuses to carry her beloved piano home with them, instead selling it to his overseer George Baines (Harvey Keitel). Attracted to Ada, Baines agrees to return the piano in exchange for lessons that gradually become a series of erotically charged sexual encounters. As the story unfolds like a Greek tragedy, complete with a chorus of Maori tribes, all of the characters’ long suppressed emotions come to the fore, as if elicited by the wildness of the natural world around them.


Concerning itself with Campion’s prevailing theme – women on the edge of societal norms (arriving after 1989’s Sweetie and An Angel at My Table and before Portrait of a Lady, Holy Smoke, In the Cut, Bright Star and her acclaimed HBO/BBC TV series Top of the Lake) – it remains perhaps her most definitive work, a tale of immediate urgency and tremendous expressive power by one of the most compelling filmmakers at work today, and long overdue for revisiting in cinemas.



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Tuesday 3 Jul 201820:00
Wednesday 4 Jul 201814:00

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (12A)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.  Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.


John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will ‘sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’ (Financial Times). With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike.


Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.

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Thursday 5 Jul 201819:20

2001: A Space Odyssey (U)

2001: A Space Odyssey

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester  


Heralded in 1968 as the most striking sci-fi film ever, Stanley Kubrick’s epic meditation on human evolution shines brilliantly almost half a decade later. The film opens with the discovery of a mysterious monolith by prehistoric, ape-like hominids. The narrative then jumps to the 21st century, when a scientist (William Sylvester) landing on the moon discovers an identical obelisk. Eighteen months later, a pair of astronauts (Dullea and Lockwood) journey to Jupiter in search of the monoliths with the aid of their omnipresent speaking computer, known as HAL 9000 (eerily voiced by Douglas Rain). The mission is fraught with tension and murderous intent as HAL begins to endanger the astronauts’ lives. Often regarded as a metaphor and moral allegory, Kubrick’s film is a visual tour de force with a stunning soundtrack.



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Friday 6 Jul 201819:30
Saturday 7 Jul 201817:00
Sunday 8 Jul 201813:00
Monday 9 Jul 201813:30

Wonderstruck (PG)

Wonderstruck

Tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress who's life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.


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 7 Jul 201810:30

The Breadwinner (12A)

The Breadwinner

Director: Nora Twomey


The third feature length film to come out of Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon, after The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2015), Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner revolves around the daily struggles facing 11-year-old Parvana in Taliban-controlled Kabul, Afghanistan. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie and based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel of the same name published in 2000, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and ultimately uplifting tale of familial love and loyalty in the face of oppression


After her father is unjustly arrested by the Taliban, Parvana’s family are left without a man of the house, and the young girl is forced to dress and pass herself off as a boy. This allows Parvana to move around the city and work to provide the money the family need to survive. In a culture where females are forbidden from travelling anywhere alone, this places Parvana in constant danger, but desperate times call for desperate solutions.

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Tuesday 10 Jul 201817:45

Met Summer Encore: Il Trovatore (12A)

Met Summer Encore: Il Trovatore

Verdi

Il Trovatore

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with a troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s gritty, Goya-inspired production.


Transmitted live on October 3, 2015

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Wednesday 11 Jul 201813:30

Time Trial (18)

Time Trial

Director: Finlay Pretsell

Stars: Thomas Dekker, David Millar


TIME TRIAL gives us an exhilarating and terrifying place in the race, providing an immersive experience as close to actually competing as you will ever see on film. David Millar, shrouded in darkness, declares an intention to rise again.


A sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling. We are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours. The euphoria and the fatigue, the highs and the lows. It's as if it were ourselves struggling through the bumpy roads of France. David bluntly and fearlessly narrates his last season in the saddle, intimate and immediate, along with the intricate relationships of cyclist, road crew, fellow competitors, manic fans, and the media circus surrounding it all.

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Thursday 12 Jul 201818:30

Muse: Drones World Tour (PG)

Muse: Drones World Tour

Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across the globe. Known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production the tour saw the band perform “in the round” from the middle of the arena, with the stage design and configuration giving fans a full 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience.


Central to the tour’s visuals were the Drones, which flew autonomously above the stage and across the audience, alongside giant projections which interacted with the band members on stage. This spectacle, featuring LEDs and lasers perfectly complimented the band’s celebrated repertoire. Key songs performed on the tour included “Psycho”, “Madness”, “Uprising”, “Plug in Baby”, “Supermassive Black Hole” and Knights of Cydonia.”


Filmed and recorded over multiple shows the concert movie includes never before seen special effects along with an exclusive insight from the band in the introduction.


The New York Times has described the Muse live experience as “an endless build-up, heading for one peak after another — is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available.” Here, we find the band at the height of their powers, creating an unforgettable fan experience that demands to be seen on the big screen.  


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Thursday 12 Jul 201820:30

Barry Lyndon (1975) (12A)

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Marisa Berenson, Ryan O'Neal, Patrick Magee

Duration: 185 min


Thackeray’s titular 18th-century Irish rogue – energetically played by a young Ryan O’Neal – shoots a love rival in a duel and flees for Dublin, but convoluted mishaps soon find him fighting for both sides in the Seven Years War. His bravery and good fortune then lead him into a gambling career alongside the shady Chevalier de Balibari (Magee). Barry later meets, seduces and marries the beautiful Lady Lyndon (Berenson) against her family’s wishes, only to fritter away her fortune along with his chances of becoming a true member of the aristocracy. After the success of 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick’s next film was another discursive, albeit very different, work – sumptuously filmed, meticulously scripted and performed with gusto. Following initial critical indifference, it is now recognised as a genuine masterpiece.


Contains moderate violence, sex and nudity.

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Sunday 15 Jul 201812:30

In The Fade (18)

In The Fade

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven) returns with In The Fade, a gripping, edge-of-your-seat contemporary thriller exploring the lengths one woman would go to seek retribution after a brutal terrorist attack.


Inspired by shocking real-life events, the film tells the story of Katja (Diane Kruger), whose life is torn apart when her husband and young son are suddenly killed in a bomb attack. A police investigation points to a pair of young neo-Nazis as the key suspects, but when a lack of evidence fails to fully incriminate them, Katja is forced to take matters into her own hands and her hunt for justice begins to take increasingly dangerous and unexpected turns.


Winner of the Best Actress award at Cannes 2017, the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring a career-defining central performance from Kruger, In the Fade is a timely and all-too-urgent drama about a woman pushed to the edge as she desperately searches for the answers she believes to be out there.

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Tuesday 17 Jul 201820:30

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (2018) (12A)

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (2018)
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:00

Met Summer Encore: Turandot (12A)

Met Summer Encore: Turandot

Puccini

Turandot

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.


Transmitted live on January 30, 2016

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Thursday 19 Jul 201814:00

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (12A)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver. Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Oscar winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie's three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).


Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgĺrd, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Lily James, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Andy Garcia and Cher.

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Friday 20 Jul 201810:3013:3016:1518:0019:0021:45
Saturday 21 Jul 201811:4514:4517:4018:2020:30
Sunday 22 Jul 201813:5016:4519:30
Monday 23 Jul 201812:1515:0017:4520:30
Tuesday 24 Jul 201814:0017:0020:00
Wednesday 25 Jul 201812:1515:0017:4520:30
Thursday 26 Jul 201812:1515:0017:4520:30

Glyndebourne: Saul - Recorded (2015) (12A)

Glyndebourne: Saul - Recorded (2015)

George Frideric Handel

Saul (Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015)


David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart.


Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope.


Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.


‘This magical, mesmerising new production of [Handel’s] Old Testament-inspired oratorio has the wow factor in spades – music-theatre at its knockout best.’ ★★★★★ Daily Mail

Sung in English with English subtitles. Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015.

Also on screen this summer: the world-renowned tale of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly (live) and the rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, Vanessa.


Creative team:

Conductor Laurence Cummings

Director Barrie Kosky

Designer Katrin Lea Tag


Cast includes:

Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück

David Iestyn Davies

Jonathan Allan Clayton


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Glyndebourne Chorus


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Thursday 26 Jul 201819:30

Andre Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert (12A)

Andre Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert

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 2018 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 summer it will be all about the world of love! Amore, my tribute to love is André’s tribute to love,

the love for music and for both of his families : the small one, his wife and children - and the big one, the

Johann Strauss Orchestra.


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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Sunday 29 Jul 201815:00
Wednesday 8 Aug 201814:00

Glyndebourne: Vanessa - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: Vanessa - Live

Samuel Barber

Vanessa (live from Glyndebourne)


A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.


Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.


An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire.


Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.


Sung in English with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.


Creative team:

Conductor Jakub Hrůša

Director Keith Warner

Designer Ashley Martin-Davis


Cast includes:

Vanessa Emma Bell

Erika Virginie Verrez

The Old Baroness Doris Soffel


London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus


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Tuesday 14 Aug 201818:30

Met Summer Encore: Eugene Onegin (12A)

Met Summer Encore: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Beloved American soprano Renée Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited young love. The opera’s sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production.


Transmitted live on February 24, 2007


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Wednesday 15 Aug 201813:30

Met Summer Encore: Madama Butterfly (12A)

Met Summer Encore: Madama Butterfly

Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.


Transmitted live on April 2, 2016

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Wednesday 22 Aug 201814:00

Jonas Kaufmann - Under The Stars (U)

Jonas Kaufmann - Under The Stars

Regarded as one of the world's greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin's iconic Waldbuhne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars.


Please note the performance starts promptly at the advertised time.

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Thursday 30 Aug 201819:30

NT Live: Julie (12A)

NT Live: Julie

Julie

by Polly Stenham

after Strindberg


Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.


Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.


This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.


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Thursday 6 Sep 201819:00

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2018) (12A)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2018)
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor...

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Wednesday 12 Sep 201819:00

NT Live: King Lear (12A)

NT Live:  King Lear

National Theatre Live

King Lear

By William Shakespeare


★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.


Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.


Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.


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Thursday 27 Sep 201819:00

Met Live 18/19: Aida (12A)

Met Live 18/19: Aida

In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies.Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

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Saturday 6 Oct 201817:55

Met Encore 18/19: Aida (12A)

Met Encore 18/19: Aida

In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies.Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

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Monday 8 Oct 201813:30

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: The Importance Of Being Earnest (12A)

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: The Importance Of Being Earnest

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.


Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.


This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.  

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Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:15

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour (12A)

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts. Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!    


The 60th Anniversary Tour will be recorded live on Friday 12 October and screened at Abbeygate cinema on Sunday 14 October in celebration of Sir Cliff's 78th birthday.


With a repertoire featuring six decades of such timeless hits as Devil Woman, Congratulations or We Don’t Talk Anymore, this will be Cliff Richard's most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.


Recorded Live on Friday 12 October.


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Sunday 14 Oct 201815:00
Wednesday 17 Oct 201814:00

ROH Live: Mayerling (12A)

ROH Live: Mayerling

DANGEROUS DESIRES, FAMILY SECRETS AND POLITICAL INTRIGUES TWIST THROUGH EVERY MOMENT OF DARING CHOREOGRAPHY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN’S BALLET INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS.


Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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Monday 15 Oct 201819:15

Met Live 18/19: Samson et Dalila (12A)

Met Live 18/19: Samson et Dalila

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

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Saturday 20 Oct 201817:55

Met Live 18/19: La Fanciulla del West (12A)

Met Live 18/19: La Fanciulla del West

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Saturday 27 Oct 201817:55

ROH Live: Die Walküre (12A)

ROH Live: Die Walküre

ANTONIO PAPPANO CONDUCTS AN INTERNATIONAL CAST IN THE SECOND OPERA OF RICHARD WAGNER’S EPIC DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN.


Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human

emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS | SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

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Sunday 28 Oct 201817:00

Exhibition on Screen - Degas: Passion for Perfection (12A)

Exhibition on Screen - Degas: Passion for Perfection

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.


Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.


“Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas

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Wednesday 7 Nov 201817:45
Thursday 8 Nov 201814:00

Met Live 18/19: Marnie (12A)

Met Live 18/19: Marnie

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

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Saturday 10 Nov 201817:55

Bolshoi 18/19: La Sylphide (12A)

Bolshoi 18/19: La Sylphide

Music Herman Severin Løvenskiold

Choreography Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville

Libretto Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni


Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love… La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.  Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.


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Sunday 11 Nov 201815:00

ROH Live: La Bayadère (12A)

ROH Live: La Bayadère

NATALIA MAKAROVA’S PRODUCTION OF THIS 19TH-CENTURY CLASSIC BALLET BRINGS AN EXOTIC WORLD OF TEMPLE DANCERS AND NOBLE WARRIORS TO LIFE.


Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 5 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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Tuesday 13 Nov 201819:15

RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida (12A)

RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida

Duration: 210 min


"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion"


Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.


Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare's home town.


The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.


Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.


With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

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Wednesday 14 Nov 201819:00

NT Live: The Madness of George III (12A)

NT Live: The Madness of George III

The Madness of George III

by Alan Bennett


Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


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Tuesday 20 Nov 201819:00

Bolshoi 18/19: Don Quixote (12A)

Bolshoi 18/19: Don Quixote

Music Léon Minkus

Choreography Alexei Fadeyechev

Libretto Marius Petipa after Miguel de Cervantes



Cast Ekaterina Krysanova (Kitri), Semyon Chudin (Basilio), Alexei Loparevich (Don Quixote), Olga Smirnova (The Queen of Dryads), Anna Tikhomirova (A street dancer), Kristina Karasyova (Mercedes)


Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi.


Captured live on 10 April, 2016


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Sunday 2 Dec 201815:00

ROH Live: The Nutcracker 2018 (12A)

ROH Live: The Nutcracker 2018

A CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND A CLASSIC WITH A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF BALLET FANS AROUND THE WORLD.


The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL

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Monday 3 Dec 201819:15

Met Live 18/19: La Traviata 2018 (12A)

Met Live 18/19: La Traviata 2018

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo.

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Saturday 15 Dec 201817:55

Met Encore 18/19: La Traviata (12A)

Met Encore 18/19: La Traviata

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo.

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Monday 17 Dec 201813:30

Bolshoi 18/19: The Nutcracker (12A)

Bolshoi 18/19: The Nutcracker

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich


Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins. The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.


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Sunday 23 Dec 201815:00

Met Live 18/19: Adriana Lecouvreur (12A)

Met Live 18/19: Adriana Lecouvreur

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

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Saturday 12 Jan 201917:55

Bolshoi 18/19: La Bayadère (12A)

Bolshoi 18/19: La Bayadère

Music Léon Minkus

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto after Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov


Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.  La Bayadère is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. A must-see!


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Sunday 20 Jan 201915:00

ROH Live: The Queen of Spades (12A)

ROH Live: The Queen of Spades

TCHAIKOVSKY’S MOST AMBITIOUS OPERA CONTAINS SOME OF HIS GREATEST MUSIC AND IS A POWERFUL STUDY OF DESTRUCTIVE OBSESSION.


In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

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Tuesday 22 Jan 201918:45

ROH Live: La Traviata 2019 (12A)

ROH Live: La Traviata 2019

RICHARD EYRE’S BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION PROVIDES THE PERFECT SETTING FOR VERDI’S OPERA ABOUT A COURTESAN WHO SACRIFICES ALL FOR LOVE.


From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:45

Met Live 18/19: Carmen (12A)

Met Live 18/19: Carmen

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

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Saturday 2 Feb 201917:55

Exhibition on Screen - Young Picasso (12A)

Exhibition on Screen - Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?


Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.


The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

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Monday 11 Feb 201917:45
Thursday 14 Feb 201914:00

ROH Live: Don Quixote (12A)

ROH Live: Don Quixote

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP TRIUMPH IN CARLOS ACOSTA’S VIBRANT PRODUCTION OF THIS DAZZLING BALLET.


Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful

squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the

whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote

is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL

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Tuesday 19 Feb 201919:15

Met Live 18/19: La Fille du Régiment (12A)

Met Live 18/19: La Fille du Régiment

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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Saturday 2 Mar 201917:55

Bolshoi 18/19: The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

Bolshoi 18/19: The Sleeping Beauty

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto after Ivan Vsevolojski and Marius Petipa



Cast Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Désiré), Alexei Loparevich (The Evil Fairy Carabosse), Yulia Stepanova (The Lilac Fairy), Vitaly Biktimirov (Catalabutte), Artemy Belyakov (Bluebird), Anastasia Denisova (Princess Florine)


The Princess Aurora falls  under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling  into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features  scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.


Captured live on 22 Jan, 2017


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Sunday 10 Mar 201915:00

Met Live 18/19: Die Walküre (12A)

Met Live 18/19: Die Walküre

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

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Saturday 30 Mar 201917:00

ROH Live: La forza del destino (12A)

ROH Live: La forza del destino

CHRISTOF LOY DIRECTS A STAR-STUDDED CAST OF SINGERS, INCLUDING ANNA NETREBKO, JONAS KAUFMANN AND LUDOVIC TÉZIER, IN VERDI’S EPIC OPERA, CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO.


Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS, 15 MINUTES INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

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Tuesday 2 Apr 201918:15

Bolshoi 18/19: The Golden Age (12A)

Bolshoi 18/19: The Golden Age

Music Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman



Cast Nina Kaptsova (Rita), Ruslan Skvortsov (Boris), Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Lyuska)



In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,”, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka…

With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!


Captured live

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Sunday 7 Apr 201916:00

Exhibition on Screen - Rembrandt (12A)

Exhibition on Screen - Rembrandt

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.


Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen.


For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

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Tuesday 9 Apr 201917:45
Thursday 11 Apr 201914:00

ROH Live: Faust (12A)

ROH Live: Faust

EXPERIENCE THE DECADENCE AND ELEGANCE OF 1870S PARIS IN DAVID MCVICAR’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF GOUNOD’S BEST-LOVED OPERA.


There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performedby a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

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Tuesday 30 Apr 201918:45

Met Live 18/19: Dialogues des Carmélites (12A)

Met Live 18/19: Dialogues des Carmélites

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

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Saturday 11 May 201917:00

ROH Live: Flight Pattern / Within the Golden Hour / New work (12A)

ROH Live: Flight Pattern / Within the Golden Hour / New work

TWO RECENT WORKS AND ONE WORLD PREMIERE SHOWCASE THE CONTEMPORARY FACE OF THE ROYAL BALLET.


The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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Thursday 16 May 201919:15

Bolshoi 18/19: Carmen Suite / Petrushka (12A)

Bolshoi 18/19: Carmen Suite / Petrushka

Carmen Suite

Music Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin

Choreography Alberto Alonso

Libretto Alberto Alonso after Carmen de Prosper Mérimée


Petrushka

Music Igor Stravinsky

Choreography Edward Clug


Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.


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Sunday 19 May 201916:00

Exhibition on Screen - Van Gogh & Japan (12A)

Exhibition on Screen - Van Gogh & Japan

“I envy the Japanese”  Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.


One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.


After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.


In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

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Monday 10 Jun 201917:45
Thursday 13 Jun 201914:00

ROH Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

ROH Live: Romeo & Juliet

SHAKESPEARE’S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN’S 20TH-CENTURY BALLET MASTERPIECE.


Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:15