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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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Tuesday 24 Apr 201813:3015:0017:0020:00
Wednesday 25 Apr 201811:3013:3017:0020:00
Thursday 26 Apr 201811:0014:0017:0020:00
Friday 27 Apr 201813:4517:0020:00
Saturday 28 Apr 201811:4514:4519:00
Sunday 29 Apr 201812:0015:0018:00
Monday 30 Apr 201814:0017:0020:00
Tuesday 1 May 201813:4516:3019:45
Wednesday 2 May 201814:0017:0019:30
Thursday 3 May 201814:0016:0019:45

Finding Your Feet (12A)

Finding Your Feet

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.


Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman.


moderate sex references, drug use, infrequent strong language

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Tuesday 24 Apr 201812:15
Wednesday 25 Apr 201817:45
Thursday 26 Apr 201812:0014:45

Funny Cow (15)

Funny Cow

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit. If you think that modern comedy is still lacking in gender equality, then this tough, streetwise British film shows that it"s also made giant strides since the in-your-face chauvinism of working men's clubs in decades past. And yet, ill-treatment by men is something our eponymous heroine is grimly used to, from childhood beatings to an abusive husband (scriptwriter Tony Pitts, on terrifying form). More a film about the power of laughter and how to transform pain into humor than a straight-up comedy, Funny Cow is a fitting showcase for Peake. So often dazzling on stage and television, she"s hilarious and heart-breaking here. There"s fine support too from cast-against-type Paddy Considine as her middle-class paramour and a swooning, melancholic soundtrack by Richard Hawley.

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Tuesday 24 Apr 201818:0020:30
Wednesday 25 Apr 201811:0014:3020:30
Thursday 26 Apr 201818:0020:30
Friday 27 Apr 201818:00
Sunday 29 Apr 201816:00
Tuesday 1 May 201814:15
Wednesday 2 May 201814:30

Parent & Baby: Funny Cow (15)

Parent & Baby: Funny Cow

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.


The film is played at a lower volume 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.

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Tuesday 24 Apr 201810:30

Toddler Time: Tee & Mo (U)

Toddler Time: Tee & Mo

The adventures of a fun-loving three-year-old monkey, Tee, and first-time super-mum, Mo, as they navigate the swings and roundabouts of their life together, learning what it takes to be a son and a mum.



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.

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

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Tuesday 24 Apr 201810:30

Never Steady, Never Still (15)

Never Steady, Never Still

Director Kathleen Hepburn

Starring Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, and Mary Galloway


A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.

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Friday 27 Apr 201814:15
Saturday 28 Apr 201816:15
Sunday 29 Apr 201813:15
Monday 30 Apr 201817:30
Thursday 3 May 201813:15

Custody (15)

Custody

Director Xavier Legrand

Starring Léa Drucker, Denid Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux

In French with English subtitles


“Nothing here is black and white,” says a lawyer at the onset of this riveting French drama, a portrait of an acrimonious custody battle viewed from the perspective of the 12-year-old boy caught in the middle. Indeed, nothing is straightforward in Xavier Legrand’s compelling first feature, which has us alternately siding with and against its young hero’s parents, as they negotiate the aftermath of a painful marital breakdown.



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Friday 27 Apr 201820:30
Saturday 28 Apr 201813:45
Sunday 29 Apr 201818:30
Monday 30 Apr 201820:15
Tuesday 1 May 201817:00
Wednesday 2 May 201817:00
Thursday 3 May 201817:15

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas (U)

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas

Dubbed into English.


A colourful animation film about a loveable archaeology student called Tad. When his professor discovers the legendary papyrus of King Midas, proving that the ancient king really could turn everything he touched to gold, Tad gets drawn into an archaeological mystery adventure.

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Saturday 28 Apr 201810:30

Met Live 17/18: Cendrillon (12A)

Met Live 17/18: Cendrillon
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

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Saturday 28 Apr 201817:55

Met Encore 17/18: Cendrillon (12A)

Met Encore 17/18: Cendrillon
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

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Monday 30 Apr 201812:00

Parent & Baby: The Guernsey Literary (12A)

Parent & Baby: The Guernsey Literary

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.


The film is played at a lower volume 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.


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Tuesday 1 May 201810:30

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 1 May 201811:00

120 BPM (15)

120 BPM

Director: Robin Campillo

Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Adèle Haenel, Arnaud Valois

Duration: 145 min


Moroccan-born French screenwriter, director and editor Robin Campillo, whose various credits include The Class (2008) and Eastern Boys (2013), draws on his own personal experience of the AIDS activist group ACT UP-Paris in the 1990s in this extraordinary portrait of its members, the issues they faced and the political activism they engaged in. Winner of the Grand Prix at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and destined to become a modern queer classic, 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) is by turns urgent, heart-breaking, sensual and life-affirming.


A film structured around the power of discourse, with many of its scenes taking place during the group’s weekly meetings, 120 BPM revolves around HIV-negative new member Nathan (Arnaud Valois) and his blossoming romantic relationship with strident group member Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart). Campillo has created an inspiring and deeply emotional tale that brilliantly balances the personal and the political.

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Tuesday 1 May 201819:30

Nothing Like a Dame: Exclusive Premiere Screening (12A)

Nothing Like a Dame: Exclusive Premiere Screening

Director: Roger Michell

Starring: Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright

Duration: 100 min


From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in…


NOTHING LIKE A DAME is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. NOTHING LIKE A DAME invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across Theatre, Television and Film. Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame...


In cinemas across the country on Wednesday 2nd May


Exclusive Premiere screenings include special filmed introduction by Dame Joan Plowright and exclusive interview with Roger Michell

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Wednesday 2 May 201820:00

ROH Live: Manon (12A)

ROH Live: Manon
KENNETH MACMILLAN’S POWERFUL TELLING OF MANON AND DES GRIEUX’S TRAGIC LOVE IS A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN BALLET, SET TO MUSIC BY MASSENET

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

CHOREOGRAPHY - KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC - JULES MASSENET

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Thursday 3 May 201819:15

The Magic Flute (re 2018) (U)

The Magic Flute (re 2018)

Duration: 135 min

1975  


A sparkling new restoration of Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-nominated screen adaptation of Mozart’s much-loved opera, in which the Queen of the Night tasks our hero Tamino with rescuing her beautiful daughter from a wicked sorcerer. THE MAGIC FLUTE synthesises Bergman’s expertise as one of the finest European film directors of his generation and as an experienced and highly acclaimed stage director. Framing his film as a theatre show, and eschewing movie stars in favour of new and established stage opera performers, he interfuses top-notch vocal performances with a stunning visual experience. Long absent from British cinema screens, this glorious reissue promise an unmissable treat.

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Sunday 6 May 201813:00

NT Live: Macbeth (2018) (15)

NT Live: Macbeth (2018)
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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Thursday 10 May 201819:00

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella + Satellite Q&A (12A)

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella + Satellite Q&A


Matthew Bourne’s CINDERELLA is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.


This special dance screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas.

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Tuesday 15 May 201819:00

An American In Paris: The Musical (12A)

An American In Paris: The Musical
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

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Wednesday 16 May 201819:45 (Sold Out)
Monday 21 May 201814:00
Thursday 24 May 201819:45

The Dam Busters at 75: Live From The Albert Hall (12A)

The Dam Busters at 75: Live From The Albert Hall

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Dan Snow is joined on stage by the Glenn Miller Orchestra plus special guests including family members of both Dam Busters crew and the film’s director Michael Anderson, historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt as they explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of a classic British film. The audience will include former members of the iconic 617 Squadron as well as current members of the Royal Air Force. Also witness an on stage ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment as we reflect on the science behind Barnes Wallis’ invention. This section will end with a stirring rendition of The Dam Busters March by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.


Followed by THE DAM BUSTERS.


Based on the legendary true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, THE DAM BUSTERS (1955) captures all the thrilling action and suspense of the magnificent exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with an ingeniously designed bouncing bomb.

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Thursday 17 May 201819:15

Suffragette - Bury Festival 2018 (12A)

Suffragette - Bury Festival 2018

A fantastic ensemble of British actress including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff and Romola Garai star in this drama that follows the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they risk everything in their fight for equality.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Friday 18 May 201818:00

Hidden Figures - Bury Festival 2018 (PG)

Hidden Figures - Bury Festival 2018

The inspiring true story of the vital role that three African American female mathematicians at NASA played in the early years of the US space programme. Featuring three incredible central performances by Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, who won a best supporting Oscar for her role.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Saturday 19 May 201814:00

Mary Poppins - Bury Festival 2018 (U)

Mary Poppins - Bury Festival 2018

Julie Andrews shines as everyone’s favourite magical nanny in this children’s classic that has been at the heart of family viewing for more than 50 years. It’s practically perfect in every way.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Sunday 20 May 201814:00

Erin Brockovich - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Erin Brockovich - Bury Festival 2018

Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her outstanding performance as the indomitable Erin Brockovich who almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Monday 21 May 201818:00

The Young Victoria - Bury Festival 2018 (PG)

The Young Victoria - Bury Festival 2018

This lavish period drama sees Emily Blunt portray one of the history’s most famous women in the early turbulent years of her reign.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Tuesday 22 May 201818:00

Out of Africa - Bury Festival 2018 (PG)

Out of Africa - Bury Festival 2018

Sydney Pollack’s classic 1986 film based on the memoirs of the intrepid Karen Blixen - with an Oscar-nominated performance by Meryl Streep - as she tries to balance love and independence in the searing heat of Kenya.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Wednesday 23 May 201814:00 (Sold Out)

Alien - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Alien - Bury Festival 2018

For the ultimate kick-ass woman, look no further than Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in the first of Ridley Scott’s science fiction horror series. Weaver’s compelling performance was one of the first female action heroes and continues to retain an important place in cinema history.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Thursday 24 May 201818:00

Silkwood - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Silkwood - Bury Festival 2018

The true story of Karen Silkwood, a nuclear whisteblower and union activist, who tried to uncover wrongdoing at the plutonium plant where she worked. It features an Oscar-winning performance by Meryl Streep and the screenplay is by the incredible Nora Ephron (When Harry met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) and Alice Arlen.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Friday 25 May 201818:00

Gorillas in the Mist - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Gorillas in the Mist - Bury Festival 2018

The true story that portrays the determination of Dian Fossey, whose work to document and protect the mountain gorillas of Rwanda was vital to their survival from extinction. Sigourney Weaver in the lead role was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Saturday 26 May 201818:00

Belle - Bury Festival 2018 (12A)

Belle - Bury Festival 2018

The second feature film from Amma Asante, one of the UK’s most talented directors and screenwriters. Based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy Captain and an African slave, who was raised at Kenwood House in London by her aristocratic great uncle.


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.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Sunday 27 May 201814:00

McKellen: Playing The Part Live (12A)

McKellen: Playing The Part Live

Join us on Sunday 27 May for McKellen: Playing the Part, hosted by Graham Norton and broadcast live to cinemas nationwide from London’s BFI Southbank. In Playing the Part, audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate one of Britain’s true acting icons on his birthday weekend.


Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorised insight.


McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.


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Sunday 27 May 201815:00

Exhibition: I, Claude Monet. (12A)

Exhibition: I, Claude Monet.
After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

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Monday 28 May 201818:00
Friday 1 Jun 201813:30

Dark River (15)

Dark River

Director: Clio Barnard

Starring: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean

Duration: 90 min


The third feature from Clio Barnard (The Arbor, Selfish Giant) is a brooding and emotive tale of family loyalty and betrayal. Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to the family farm after her father’s death, intent on claiming her inheritance. Her brother Joe (Game of Thrones’ Mark Stanley), who had been caring for their father up until his death, does not welcome her home warmly. Years of silence have estranged them, while Alice’s determination to claim legal tenancy further sours their relationship. Tensions swell as secrets are unearthed, bookended by P.J. Harvey’s interpretation of the folk song An Acre of Land.


Barnard originally conceived the film as an adaptation of Rose Tremain’s novel Trespass, which concerns family dynamics in rural France. Transplanting the bones of the story to Yorkshire, Dark River is the latest in a string of recent British films which engage with the rural landscape and stands out by the strength of its performances and Barnard’s distinctive eye.

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Tuesday 29 May 201820:30

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: An Ideal Husband (12A)

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: An Ideal Husband

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.


As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.


This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company, and it will be directed by Jonathan Church.


Starring Edward Fox, Freddie Fox and Frances Barber


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Tuesday 5 Jun 201819:15

Bolshoi 17/18: Coppélia (12A)

Bolshoi 17/18: Coppélia
Music Leo Delibes Choreography Sergei Vikharev Libretto Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

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Sunday 10 Jun 201816:00

ROH Live: Swan Lake (12A)

ROH Live: Swan Lake
THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET, WITH ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

CHOREOGRAPHY - MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY - LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC - PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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Tuesday 12 Jun 201819:15

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: Madam Butterfly - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: Madam 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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