Storks 2D (U)
Inferno contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Bridget Jones's Baby (15)
Storks 3D (U)
Jack Reacher Never Go Back, contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Trolls 3D (U)
Trolls 2D (U)
Finding Dory 3D (U)
Finding Dory 2D (U)
How much do you love your partner? How much do you trust them? And can they trust you? Mozart's classic opera Così fan tutte puts two pairs of lovers to the test - with great music but distinctly unexpected results.
For this new production, director Jan Philipp Gloger creates a richly theatrical world as the playground for this quirky comedy, where two men try to woo each other's partners for a bet. Don Alfonso - the puppet master of this experiment in love - is here a theatre director who uses all the sets, props and tricks of his trade to invent new scenes to challenge the lovers' affections. This lively, youthful and imaginative take on one of the world's best-loved operas is performed by a cast of rising stars conducted by Semyon Bychkov.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES,INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL. SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Doctor Strange 2D (12A)
Doctor Strange 3D (12A)
Slugi Boze (15)
Slugi Boze is a Polish thriller in which a police detective investigates a series of apparent suicides involving young female members of a Gregorian church choir.
An identity in crisis; a country in revolution. Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared - apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand
Duchess Anastasia. Known as 'Anna Anderson', she couldn't remember her past and she was presumed to be an imposter. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived, a remnant of the old world.
One of Kenneth MacMillan's first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna's nightmare of memory and identity. To music by Tchaikovsky and Martin?, we follow the events leading to the murder of a family, and Anna's confused dreams - or memories. A powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina, this is a rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer.
Bolshoi Ballet 2016 - 17: A Bright Stream (12A LIVE)
Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich's score, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities (including Principal Dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a sylph) and many colourful characters! The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky's brilliantly choreographed smash.
The Royal Opera's lavish production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach's masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace.
At the centre of these extraordinary tales of clockwork dolls, magical glasses, ghostly voices and sensual courtesans is the vivid imagination of the drunken Romantic poet Hoffmann. Charismatic young tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Hoffmann - compelled to tell the story of his lovers who, he believes, have all been stolen by a succession of arch villains. Superb baritone Thomas Hampson performs all four villains. The music includes the famous 'Barcarolle' and the stunning showpiece numbers are perfect vehicles for the vocal virtuosity of Sofia Fomina as the clockwork doll Olympia, Christine Rice as the courtesan Giulietta, and Sonya Yoncheva as Hoffmann's last love Antonia.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS. SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Christmas with André, a festive celebration (12A LIVE)
Exclusively for cinemas, André invites his fans to his hometown with an intimate live tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in an interactive Q&A hosted by Charlotte Hawkins.
Originally intended by Chekhov as a comedy, and firmly directed by original director Konstantin Stanislavsky as a tragedy, many artists have had to deal with the dual nature of the play. Over one hundred years after its first performance, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, never at peace, but finally back at its home.
Recorded live at the Moscow Art Theatre. Performed in Russian with English subtitles.
The Australian Ballet: Cinderella (12A LIVE)
This award-winning, critically acclaimed production was created by Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world's most sought after choreographers, with extraordinary designs by Jerome Kaplan.
I Am Bolt (12A TBC)
In this film he shares unprecedented access to himself, welcoming us into his life as an Olympic & sporting legend, best friend, teammate and son. Experience first-hand & close up what being Usain Bolt is really like - from his grueling training days with his incredible coach and sprint team, to competing on the global stage, much of which was shot by Usain himself.
The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wrightin 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.
Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing - including an exquisite pas de deuxbetween the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince - make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL
One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don't miss this glorious revival of Pinter's comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.
Bolshoi Ballet 2016 - 17: The Nutcracker (12A LIVE)
Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi's principals, Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich's staging of E. T. A. Hoffmann's fairy tale will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.
RSC Live: The Tempest (12A LIVE)
Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.
In a unique partnership with Intel, we will be using today's most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare's magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Italia Live - Coppélia (12A)
Mauro Bigonzetti interprets the rich score by Delibes as a web of illusion, deception, reality and memories. The new Coppe´lia, interpreted for the dancers of La Scala, will feature Roberto Bolle in the opening performances and Patrick Fournillier, a specialist in the romantic repertoire will grace the podium.
Screening Live from: Teatro Alla Scala
In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince. In the purest style of classical ballet, the Bolshoi's peerlessly sumptuous staging with luxurious sets and costumes brings Perrault's tale to life. A must-see!
International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war.
Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi's exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 3 HOURS, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL.SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Amadeus (12A LIVE)
Bolshoi Ballet 2016 - 17: Swan Lake (12A LIVE)
A ballet of ultimate beauty, and a score of unparalleled perfection, born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of the white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside Denis Rodkin as a powerful and emotional Siegfried. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi's corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.
The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels - Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves - with elements of her letters, essays and diaries. Acclaimed British composer Max Richter (Infra, Sum and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons) creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS
Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.
Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.
Exhibition on Screen - I, Claude Monet (12A LIVE)
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.
The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.
Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).
Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride.
Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel dì' (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL. SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Bolshoi Ballet 2016 - 17: A Hero Of Our Time (12A LIVE)
"Give me everything, it is still not enough." This story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece, three separate tales recounting Pechorin's heartbreaking betrayals. Is he a real hero? Or is he just a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.
ROH - Royal Ballet 2016 - 17 Season - Jewels (12A LIVE)
George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauréprovides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinskyand the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'.
Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company
The Australian Ballet: Coppélia (12A LIVE)
With its world premiere in cinemas in 2017, Coppélia is a sparkling tale of magic and mischief, re-imagined by founding Artistic Director Peggy van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie.
This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946.
With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck's brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.
RUNNING TIME TO BE CONFIRMED. THERE WILL BE TWO INTERVALS .
Twenty years on since the death of the great director, Teatro alla Scala is proposing new staging, yet calling to the podium the man who conducted it the first time round - the great Zubin Mehta. The dizzying role of Konstanze is sung by Lenneke Ruiten, with the emerging Mozart tenor Mauro Peter in the role of Belmonte.
Screening Live from: Teatro Alla Scala
ROH - Royal Opera 2016 - 17 Season - Otello (12A LIVE)
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.
A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL. SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Cavalleria Rusticana/pagliacci (12A LIVE)