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Cars 3: 2D (PG)

Cars 3: 2D

After being trounced in a race by upstart newcomer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), Everyone begins to wonder if Lighting McQueen (Owen Wilson) should retire. But Lightning isn't ready to throw in the towel yet, and with the help of another rookie - Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) – the old dog is going to learn some new tricks and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jul 201710:0012:3017:30
Wednesday 26 Jul 201710:0012:3017:30
Thursday 27 Jul 201710:0012:3017:30
Friday 28 Jul 201710:0015:0017:30
Saturday 29 Jul 201710:0015:0017:30
Sunday 30 Jul 201715:0017:30
Monday 31 Jul 201710:0015:0017:30
Tuesday 1 Aug 201710:0015:0017:30
Wednesday 2 Aug 201710:0015:00
Thursday 3 Aug 201710:0015:00

Smurfs: The Lost Village 2D (U)

Smurfs: The Lost Village 2D

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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Tuesday 25 Jul 201710:00
Wednesday 26 Jul 201710:00
Thursday 27 Jul 201710:00

A Dogs Purpose (PG)

A Dogs Purpose

"A Dog's Purpose" shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

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Tuesday 25 Jul 201710:15
Wednesday 26 Jul 201710:15
Thursday 27 Jul 201710:15

Despicable Me 3 2D (U)

Despicable Me 3 2D

Gru meets his twin brother Dru he never knew about.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jul 201710:2013:0015:3018:3020:40
Wednesday 26 Jul 201710:2013:0015:3018:3020:40
Thursday 27 Jul 201710:2013:0015:3018:30
Friday 28 Jul 201712:0014:1016:20
Saturday 29 Jul 201712:0014:1016:20
Sunday 30 Jul 201712:0014:1016:20
Monday 31 Jul 201712:0014:1016:20
Tuesday 1 Aug 201712:0014:1016:20
Wednesday 2 Aug 201714:1016:20
Thursday 3 Aug 201712:0014:1016:20

Dunkirk (12A)

Dunkirk

“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in

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Tuesday 25 Jul 201710:3013:0015:3016:4518:0019:3020:40
Wednesday 26 Jul 201710:3013:0015:3018:0019:3020:40
Thursday 27 Jul 201710:3013:0015:3018:0019:3020:40
Friday 28 Jul 201710:0013:0015:3018:0020:40
Saturday 29 Jul 201710:0013:0015:3018:0020:40
Sunday 30 Jul 201710:0013:0015:3018:0020:40
Monday 31 Jul 201710:0013:0015:3018:0020:40
Tuesday 1 Aug 201710:0013:0015:3018:0020:40
Wednesday 2 Aug 201710:0013:0015:3018:0020:40
Thursday 3 Aug 201710:0013:0015:3018:0020:40

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (U)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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Tuesday 25 Jul 201710:0012:00
Wednesday 26 Jul 201712:00
Thursday 27 Jul 201710:0012:00
Friday 28 Jul 201710:0012:0014:1016:2018:30
Saturday 29 Jul 201710:0012:0014:1016:2018:30
Sunday 30 Jul 201710:0012:0014:1016:2018:30
Monday 31 Jul 201710:0012:0014:1016:2018:30
Tuesday 1 Aug 201710:0012:0014:1016:2018:30
Wednesday 2 Aug 201710:0012:0014:1016:2018:30
Thursday 3 Aug 201710:0012:0014:1016:2018:30

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2D (12A)

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2D

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

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Tuesday 25 Jul 201712:0014:4517:4520:40
Wednesday 26 Jul 201712:0014:4517:4520:40
Thursday 27 Jul 201712:0014:4520:40
Friday 28 Jul 201712:2015:1020:00
Saturday 29 Jul 201712:2015:1020:00
Sunday 30 Jul 201712:2015:1020:00
Monday 31 Jul 201712:2015:1020:00
Tuesday 1 Aug 201712:2015:1020:00
Wednesday 2 Aug 201720:00
Thursday 3 Aug 201720:00

Despicable Me 3 3D (U)

Despicable Me 3 3D

Gru meets his twin brother Dru he never knew about.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jul 201712:1514:20
Wednesday 26 Jul 201714:20
Thursday 27 Jul 201712:1514:20
Friday 28 Jul 201710:00
Saturday 29 Jul 201710:00
Sunday 30 Jul 201710:00
Monday 31 Jul 201710:00
Tuesday 1 Aug 201710:00
Wednesday 2 Aug 201710:00
Thursday 3 Aug 201710:00

War for the Planet of the Apes 2D (12A)

War for the Planet of the Apes 2D

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jul 201714:2017:20
Wednesday 26 Jul 201714:2017:20
Thursday 27 Jul 201714:2017:20
Friday 28 Jul 201714:2017:2020:20
Saturday 29 Jul 201711:0014:2017:2020:20
Sunday 30 Jul 201718:1020:40
Monday 31 Jul 201711:0014:2017:2020:20
Tuesday 1 Aug 201711:0014:2017:2020:20
Wednesday 2 Aug 201714:2017:2020:20
Thursday 3 Aug 201711:0014:2017:2020:20

Cars 3: 3D (U)

Cars 3: 3D

After being trounced in a race by upstart newcomer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), Everyone begins to wonder if Lighting McQueen (Owen Wilson) should retire. But Lightning isn't ready to throw in the towel yet, and with the help of another rookie - Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) – the old dog is going to learn some new tricks and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jul 201715:00
Wednesday 26 Jul 201715:00
Thursday 27 Jul 201715:00
Friday 28 Jul 201712:30
Saturday 29 Jul 201712:30
Sunday 30 Jul 201712:30
Monday 31 Jul 201712:30
Tuesday 1 Aug 201712:30
Wednesday 2 Aug 201712:30
Thursday 3 Aug 201712:30

War for the Planet of the Apes 3D (12A)

War for the Planet of the Apes 3D

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jul 201720:00
Wednesday 26 Jul 201720:00
Thursday 27 Jul 201720:00

Baby Driver (15)

Baby Driver

Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jul 201720:20
Friday 28 Jul 201720:40
Saturday 29 Jul 201720:40
Sunday 30 Jul 201720:40
Monday 31 Jul 201720:40
Tuesday 1 Aug 201720:40

47 Metres Down (15)

47 Metres Down

They say that a holiday is the perfect opportunity to try new things, to have experiences far removed from the monotony of everyday life. At least that's how Kate (Claire Holt) convinces her sister Lisa (Mandy Moore) to be lowered a few feet into the ocean, inside a rickety metal cage, and come face-to-face with a Great White shark. The pair are holidaying in Mexico, after Lisa finds herself on the receiving end of a messy break up with her long-term partner. Having been labelled as 'boring', she wants to be more adventurous and exert herself – and after meeting Benjamin and Louis in a bar, the sisters are persuaded to travel with them the following day and take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, when their cage breaks away from the vessel, they find themselves plummeting to the seabed, trapped, surrounded by feverish sharks – and with a rapidly decreasing oxygen supply.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 26 Jul 201717:00
Thursday 27 Jul 201717:00
Friday 28 Jul 201718:4020:45
Saturday 29 Jul 201718:4020:45
Sunday 30 Jul 201718:4020:45
Monday 31 Jul 201718:4020:45
Tuesday 1 Aug 201718:4020:45
Wednesday 2 Aug 201718:4020:45
Thursday 3 Aug 201718:4020:45

Girls Trip (15)

Girls Trip

Four friends (Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah) are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 26 Jul 201720:20
Thursday 27 Jul 201720:20
Friday 28 Jul 201718:0020:40
Saturday 29 Jul 201718:0020:40
Sunday 30 Jul 201718:0020:40
Monday 31 Jul 201718:0020:40
Tuesday 1 Aug 201718:0020:40
Wednesday 2 Aug 201718:0020:40
Thursday 3 Aug 201718:0020:40

NTL - Angels in America Part 2 - Perestroika (15)

NTL - Angels in America Part 2 - Perestroika
Part 2, Perestroika

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

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

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

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

Book Tickets

Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00
Monday 14 Aug 201719:00 (Encore)

Beauty and the Beast 2D 2017 (PG)

Beauty and the Beast 2D 2017
An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Book Tickets

Friday 28 Jul 201710:15
Saturday 29 Jul 201710:15
Sunday 30 Jul 201710:00 (Supportive Screening)10:15
Monday 31 Jul 201710:15
Tuesday 1 Aug 201710:15
Wednesday 2 Aug 201710:15
Thursday 3 Aug 201710:15

Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert (12A TBC)

Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular

music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated

cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.


Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular

Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra,

sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor,

fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas

features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps

off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.


This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss

Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of

André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access,

interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.


Book Tickets

Sunday 30 Jul 201715:00

The Emoji Movie (U)

The Emoji Movie

Three emojis (T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris) embark on an epic adventure through a smartphone to save their world from deletion.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 2 Aug 201712:2014:45
Thursday 3 Aug 201712:2014:45

3D Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (12A)

3D Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a thousand planets - Lionsgate

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.


Book Tickets

Wednesday 2 Aug 201717:20
Thursday 3 Aug 201717:20

2D Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (12A)

2D Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a thousand planets - Lionsgate

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.


Book Tickets

Wednesday 2 Aug 201720:30
Thursday 3 Aug 201720:30

NTL - Angels in America Part 1 - Millennium Approaches (15)

NTL - Angels in America Part 1 - Millennium Approaches
Part 1, Millennium Approaches

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

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

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

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

Book Tickets

Monday 7 Aug 201719:00 (Encore)

RSC - Titus Andronicus (12A)

RSC - Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Book Tickets

Wednesday 9 Aug 201719:00

An Inconvenient Sequel-Live Event- Al Gore Live in Conversation (PG)

An Inconvenient Sequel-Live Event- Al Gore Live in Conversation

Al Gore Live in Conversation


Followed by a screening of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER , ONE NIGHT ONLY – FRIDAY 11 AUGUST –


Ahead of the films general cinema release on August 18th, Former Vice President Al Gore, will be participating in an exclusive streamed conversation event on Friday 11th August live from Picturehouse Central.


A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy

revolution. Vice President

Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both

private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and

passion.



Book Tickets

Friday 11 Aug 201719:15

National Theatre Live - YERMA (15)

National Theatre Live - YERMA
Synopsis: The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

Book Tickets

Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00

John le Carré - An Evening with George Smiley (TBC)

John le Carré - An Evening with George Smiley

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE SMILEY

In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)


Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character.


From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.


Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.


In support of MSF, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation, John le Carré is donating his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the live cinema broadcast, The Ink Factory, are donating their share of the profits to the charity.


Book Tickets

Thursday 7 Sep 201719:45

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii (TBC)

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.


‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.


Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder . ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.


Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.


Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 Sep 201720:00

Carmen on the Lake (12A LIVE)

Carmen on the Lake

Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet's Carmen is the story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador song.


On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage during the Bregenz festival.  As with their previous spectacular productions,  you can expect the staging of this classic tale to have an extravagantly original and innovative design, with the waters of the lake being used an extension of the stage.


This production of Carmen will be directed by Kasper Horton, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, with the set designed by the British artist Es Devlin. Her past work includes sets for such stars as Adele, Take That, U2, Pet Shop Boys and Kane West.  



Book Tickets

Thursday 14 Sep 201719:45

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season - The Seagull (12A)

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season - The Seagull

The Seagull

Stage Russia HD (Satirikon Theatre): Anton Chekhov’s first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev. Yury Butusov's frenetic production abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. This is not only a performance about the theatre, it is an anthology of the theatre that devours its children like monsters. With the shuffling of actors' roles, you begin to sense something of a quadraphonic portrait of the creative personality, which demonstrates that greatness is precariously close to mediocrity while suggesting that the opposite is also true. Chekhov's characters are in the process of creating their lives or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be a closely related activity.


230 minutes (with two 10 intermissions included)

Russian with English Subtitles


Book Tickets

Sunday 17 Sep 201714:15
Thursday 21 Sep 201719:00

ROH 2017/18 - The Magic Flute (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - The Magic Flute

Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems...David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias. As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING

ONE INTERVAL


SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


Book Tickets

Wednesday 20 Sep 201719:15
Sunday 24 Sep 201714:00

King Lear: Live from Shakespeare's Globe (12A LIVE)

King Lear: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

King Lear: Live from Shakespeare’s Globe


King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand new retelling of one the Bards’ greatest plays will capture your heart on September 21.


Book Tickets

Thursday 21 Sep 201719:00

Exhibition on Screen - Canaletto and the Art of Venice (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen - Canaletto and the Art of Venice

CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE - at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Directed by David Bickerstaff

Running time: 85 minutes


EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.


The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.


Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.


Book Tickets

Tuesday 26 Sep 201718:30
Sunday 1 Oct 201714:15 (Encore)
Wednesday 4 Oct 201712:00 (Encore)14:15 (Encore)

Black Sabbath: The End Of The End (TBC)

Black Sabbath: The End Of The End

The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. After nearly 50 years together, the Birmingham band took to the stage for the last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on their final tour ever. They performed generation-spanning songs that have defined a genre in front of a sold-out arena and, in exclusive new interviews, the band themselves tell it how they lived it. After half a century, this is your chance to hear the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.

Book Tickets

Thursday 28 Sep 201720:00

ROH 2017/18 - La Bohéme (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - La Bohéme

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But

their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING

ONE INTERVAL


SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


Book Tickets

Tuesday 3 Oct 201719:15
Sunday 8 Oct 201714:00 (Encore)

MET Opera 2017-18 Season: Norma (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017-18 Season: Norma

Bellini’s masterpiece boasts one of the most famous arias in all of opera, the beautiful “Casta diva.” Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals—only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed. Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma and Joyce DiDonato as her rival Adalgisa lead a cast of bel canto heavyweights, with Joseph Calleja as Norma’s unfaithful lover, Pollione, and British favourite Matthew Rose returning to the Met as Norma’s father, Oroveso.

Book Tickets

Saturday 7 Oct 201717:55

RSC - Coriolanus (12A TBC)

RSC - Coriolanus

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.


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


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


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Wednesday 11 Oct 201719:00

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Die Zauberflote (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Die Zauberflote

                                                   

Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno the foolish bird catcher learn wisdom enough to help him? The Queen of the Night’s aria, with its stratospheric high notes, is just one of the countless highlights in this tale of love and magic, mysterious secrets, and whimsical fantasy. Julie Taymor’s (The Lion King) enchanting production captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its enlightened nobility. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a cast of rising young stars.  


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Saturday 14 Oct 201717:55

Opéra National de Paris - Don Carlos Live (12A LIVE)

Opéra National de Paris - Don Carlos Live

“Why should I be indiscreet when my silence can do him no harm, and possibly protect him? Why warn the sleeper of the storm cloud overhead?... It is enough for me to guide it away from you in silence, so that you may waken to clear skies.”  - The Marquis of Posa, Don Carlos, Schiller, Act IV, Scène 6


If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s Don Carlos, a work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders.


Politics, religion, history and psychoanalysis are all entwined here, increasingly exacerbating the fears and taboos between the protagonists. Krzysztof Warlikowski strips down a tragedy haunted by ghosts, and places the intimate at the heart of an imaginary fresco truer than history itself. Along with Philippe Jordan, he reveals to the public the very first version of this great five-act opera: the version modified by Verdi himself for the work’s first performance in 1867. Echoing this historic version, the Paris Opera will be scheduling the five-act version of Don Carlos in Italian in 2019.



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Thursday 19 Oct 201716:45

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season Le Corsaire (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season Le Corsaire

Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.


Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.



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Sunday 22 Oct 201716:00

ROH 2017/18 - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream? Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty 's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING

TWO INTERVALS


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Monday 23 Oct 201719:15
Sunday 29 Oct 201714:00 (Encore)

From The Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona Un Ballo In Maschera (12A LIVE)

From The Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona Un Ballo In Maschera

Envy, conspiracy, love, jealousy, revenge and ultimately, forgiveness come together in this Verdi’s intensely passionate masterpiece.


The political intrigue at the heart of the opera initially aroused the anger of contemporary censors; indeed, Verdi and his librettist were compelled to make alter the setting, moving the action away from the original Sweden to the distant US: Boston.


The great Polish tenor Piotr Beczała returns to the Liceu in one of his most acclaimed roles, singing alongside soprano Ekaterina Metlova. Vincent Lemaire’s staging and Vincent Boussard’s sets reinforce the dark and mysterious atmosphere surrounding the piece, which features lavish costumes by Christian Lacroix. The cast, directed by the true Verdi specialist Renato Palumbo, also features two Verdi leaders: Dolora Zajick and Marco Caria.



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Tuesday 24 Oct 201719:00

Hamlet (Encore) (12A LIVE)

Hamlet (Encore)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.


Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.


As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.


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Sunday 5 Nov 201719:00

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: The Suicide (12A LIVE)

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: The Suicide

The Suicide

Stage Russia HD (Theatre Art Studio): Sergey Zhenovach's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's comedy centers around a young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause. Flattered by this notoriety  but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact. Designer Alexander Borovsky’s walled-up stage with two stories of raggedy doors allows for slapstick chases and gives Zhenovach the opportunity to play entire scenes offstage, freeing it of realistic details and keeping the focus on the characters and their predicaments. Once the production builds up a head of steam, the laughs come fast and furious. The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd.


180 minutes (with one 15 minute intermission included)

Russian with English subtitles


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Thursday 9 Nov 201719:00
Sunday 19 Nov 201714:15

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season The Taming Of The Shrew (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season The Taming Of The Shrew

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.


Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!


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Sunday 12 Nov 201715:00

Follies (12A LIVE)

Follies

Follies is a dazzling musical by Stephen Sondheim (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George), performed for the first time on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage.  The cast includes Imelda Staunton, who was recently on NT Live screens in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee; and the production will also include a 21-piece orchestra.  It promises to be a visual and musical extravaganza, and we’re delighted to be bringing it to screens.

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Thursday 16 Nov 201719:00

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: The Exterminating Angel (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: The Exterminating Angel

Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film. The cast is filled with established British names including Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Ieystn Davies and John Tomlinson. “Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times).

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Saturday 18 Nov 201717:55

Exhibition on Screen - David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Art (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen - David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Art

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS: A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016

Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow

Running time: 85 minutes


Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.

Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.


Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.


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Tuesday 21 Nov 201718:30
Sunday 26 Nov 201714:15 (Encore)
Wednesday 29 Nov 201712:00 (Encore)14:15 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Nutcracker (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Nutcracker

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.

A holiday tradition for the whole family,  The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!


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Sunday 3 Dec 201715:00

ROH 2017/18 - The Nutcracker (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - The Nutcracker

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical

adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.


APPROXIMATE RUNNINT TIME: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES


ONE INTERVAL


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Tuesday 5 Dec 201719:15
Sunday 10 Dec 201714:00 (Encore)

National Theatres Live - Young Marx (12A LIVE)

National Theatres Live - Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.


1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.


Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.


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Thursday 7 Dec 201719:00

Opéra National de Paris-La Bohéme Live (12A LIVE)

Opéra National de Paris-La Bohéme Live

“Who am I? I’m a poet. What do I do? I write. And how do I live? I live!” – Rodolfo, Act I


No one better described the half-starved, struggling artists of mid-nineteenth century Paris than the writer Henri Murger in Scènes de la Vie de Bohème.


These bohemian artists are ready to burn a manuscript to try to keep warm yet, in an era of triumphant bourgeois materialism, they dream of another existence. Taking up these scenes of Bohemian life, Puccini offers us a heart-breaking love story and some of the most beautiful music in the history of opera, telling the story of the poet Rodolfo and the fragile Mimi.


The staging of this new production has been entrusted to Claus Guth, who sets the drama in a future devoid of hope, in which love and art become the sole means of transcendence.


Conductor Gustavo Dudamel (currently Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) leads a fantastic cast, including Sonya Yoncheva, Aida Garifullina, Atalla Ayan, Alessio Arduini and Artur Ruciński.


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Tuesday 12 Dec 201718:15

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: Uncle Vanya (12A LIVE)

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

Stage Russia HD (Vakhtangov Theatre): Rimas Tuminas' reimagining of Anton Chekhov's tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions, We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several chairs of different colors. This "Uncle Vanya" is about what Chekhov’s characters think and what they admit to only at moments of emotional turmoil. They are at times tongue-tied or overly brutal, but their revelations break out of them fervently, desperately  just as a man breaks out of a stuffy room into the open air. A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky.


180 minutes (with one 15 minute intermission included)

Russian with English subtitles



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Thursday 11 Jan 201819:00
Sunday 14 Jan 201814:15

ROH 2017/18 - Rigoletto (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Rigoletto

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect...David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING

ONE INTERVAL


SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


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Tuesday 16 Jan 201819:15
Sunday 21 Jan 201814:00 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Romeo And Juliet (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Romeo And Juliet

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.


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Sunday 21 Jan 201815:00

Exhibition on Screen - Cezanne Portraits of a Life (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen - Cezanne Portraits of a Life

CÉZANNE PORTRAITS OF A LIFE

From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Directed by Phil Grabsky

Running time: 85 minutes


EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.


One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.  


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Tuesday 23 Jan 201818:30
Sunday 28 Jan 201814:15 (Encore)
Wednesday 31 Jan 201812:00 (Encore)14:15 (Encore)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Andris Nelsons conducts.

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Saturday 27 Jan 201817:55

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Lady Of The Camellias (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Lady Of The Camellias

As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…


Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.


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Sunday 4 Feb 201815:00

ROH 2017/18 - Tosca (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Tosca

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures

up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera

captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and

Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why. A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO

INTERVALS


SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


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Wednesday 7 Feb 201819:15
Sunday 11 Feb 201814:00 (Encore)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: L'Elisir d'Amore (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: L'Elisir d'Amore

The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth. The production stars Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his moving “Una furtiva lagrima.” Rising South African soprano Pretty Yende is the spirited Adina, Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

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Saturday 10 Feb 201817:00

RSC - Twelfth Night (12A TBC)

RSC - Twelfth Night

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


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


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Wednesday 14 Feb 201819:00

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: La Boheme (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: La Boheme

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, and living it up in their local cafe. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, the pair instantly fall in love. But Mimì is ill, Rodolfo is jealous, and their romance is doomed from the start. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple, singing two sublime Puccini favourites—“Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “Che gelida manina.” Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away.

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Saturday 24 Feb 201817:30

From The Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona Romeo & Juliet (12A LIVE)

From The Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona Romeo & Juliet

Charles Gounod’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy returns to the stage of the Gran Teatre del Liceu after an absence of over three decades.


Co-produced with the Santa Fe Opera, this production is conducted by Josep Pons and directed by Stephen Lawless. The action is moved to the context of the American Civil War (1861-1865), providing clear context for the insurmountable divisions between the Capulets and the Montagues. The lovers live in a classic mortuary, foreshadowing their fatal destiny from the very start of their infatuation.


Hailed by Plácido Domingo as “one of the most exciting opera divas of today and tomorrow”, Aida Garifullina stars as Juliet alongside Saimir Pirgu, who has been described by Opera Today as "one of the world's most important interpreters of lyric tenor roles".


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Tuesday 27 Feb 201819:00

ROH 2017/18 - The Winter's Tale (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - The Winter's Tale

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS


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Wednesday 28 Feb 201819:15
Sunday 4 Mar 201814:00 (Encore)

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: Macbeth Kino (12A LIVE)

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: Macbeth Kino

Macbeth.Kino


Stage Russia HD (Lensoviet Theatre): Yuri Butusov’s pastiche of conflicting styles only touches on the storyline of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, reflecting, instead, both confusion from confronting the myth and the desire to unveil it. It follows a non-linear technique, compiling fragments, jumbling up the characters, having them swap roles, understanding that only by blending together these singular moments can the desired completeness be achieved. The scenes are like flaming auroras, fragments of dreams and visions. The surrealistic action in the style of David Lynch plunges the audience into a state of subtle sensuousness. Macbeth.Kino is a beautiful nightmare that sends shivers down your spine and makes you feel like staying in it for good.


280 minutes (with two 10 minute intermissions included)

Russian with English subtitles


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Thursday 1 Mar 201819:00
Sunday 18 Mar 201814:15

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Flames Of Paris (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Flames Of Paris

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…


Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.


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Sunday 4 Mar 201815:00

ROH 2017/18 - Carmen (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its

1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen

would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music

written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s

endlessly fascinating central character.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE

INTERVAL


SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


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Tuesday 6 Mar 201818:45
Sunday 11 Mar 201814:00

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Semiramide (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Semiramide

Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won. Based on a story by Voltaire, this rarely performed tragic opera reveals The Barber of Seville composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light. The title role—composed for Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran—features some of the most demanding vocal music he ever wrote. Angela Meade takes on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.

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Saturday 10 Mar 201817:55

Exhibition on Screen - Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen - Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING

From the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Directed by David Bickerstaff

Running time: 90 minutes


Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.


Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.


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Tuesday 20 Mar 201818:30 (Encore)
Sunday 25 Mar 201814:15 (Encore)
Wednesday 28 Mar 201812:00 (Encore)14:15 (Encore)

National Theatres Live - Julius Caesar (12A LIVE)

National Theatres Live - Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.


Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.


Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


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Thursday 22 Mar 201819:00

ROH 2017/18 - Bernstein Centenary / New McGregor (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Bernstein Centenary / New McGregor

BERNSTEIN CENTENARY

NEW McGREGOR / THE AGE OF ANXIETY / NEW WHEELDON


Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet

has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray

into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS


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Tuesday 27 Mar 201819:15
Sunday 1 Apr 201814:00 (Encore)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Cosi fan tutte (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Cosi fan tutte

Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The cast features Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi as the sisters put to the test, with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as their fiancés, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts Mozart’s delightful score.

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Saturday 31 Mar 201817:55

ROH 2017/18 - Macbeth (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking

behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING

ONE INTERVAL


SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Wednesday 4 Apr 201819:15
Sunday 8 Apr 201814:00 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Giselle (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Giselle


When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until  death…


Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.


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Sunday 8 Apr 201815:00

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Luisa Miller (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Luisa Miller

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.

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Saturday 14 Apr 201817:30

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: Drillalians (12A LIVE)

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: Drillalians

Drillalians


Stage Russia HD (Stanislavsky ElectroTheatre): Alongside earthly reality another civilization exists parallel to it. Drillalia, the land of the Drill, is inhabited by numerous races, and its people throughout history have traveled to and from Earth, leaving signs of genius behind, while opening up their own world to destruction. We follow the initiation and adventures of a Drillalian Prince - a magician, pagan priest and hero - on a journey through time and space, in an effort to save his people. Boris Yukananov's visionary modern opera, which perfectly weds drama and music, is an exceptional event in the sphere of new theatre in Moscow.


150 minutes (with two 10 minute intermissions included)

Russian with English subtitles


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Thursday 19 Apr 201819:00
Sunday 22 Apr 201814:15

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Cendrillon (12A LIVE)

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Cendrillon

A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her—did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery with her good-natured father and his imperious wife, until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the archetypal wicked stepmother.



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Saturday 28 Apr 201817:55

ROH 2017/18 - Manon (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Manon

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 Georgiad is 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.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING

TWO INTERVALS


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Thursday 3 May 201819:15
Sunday 6 May 201814:00 (Encore)

Exhibition on Screen - I, Claude Monet (Encore) (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen - I, Claude Monet (Encore)

I, CLAUDE MONET

Directed by Phil Grabsky

Running time: 87 minutes


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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Tuesday 22 May 201818:30 (Encore)
Sunday 10 Jun 201814:00 (Encore)
Wednesday 13 Jun 201812:00 (Encore)14:15 (Encore)

Opéra National de Paris-Pite, Pérez, Shechter Live (12A LIVE)

Opéra National de Paris-Pite, Pérez, Shechter Live

"When I choreograph, it is the very act of creating and observing that connects me most deeply with the natural world, with the brutality and beauty it contains." - Crystal Pite


Three contemporary choreographers come together for a program that leads the Opera’s dancers to a new form of modernity where bodies vibrate with intensity.


Canada’s Crystal Pite returns with The Seasons’ Canon, a dazzling creation that thrilled audiences at the Palais Garnier last season. Spain’s Iván Pérez occupies the stage of the Opera for the first time with a creation for ten male dancers. To conclude the evening, Israel’s Hofesh Shechter, often lauded for his telluric, trance-evoking dances, offers a new version of his piece The Art of Not Looking Back.



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Thursday 24 May 201818:15

Opéra National de Paris-Boris Godounov Live (12A LIVE)

Opéra National de Paris-Boris Godounov Live

“Living power is unbearable for the people. They can love only the dead.” - Boris, Boris Godounov, Alexandre Pushkin


In 1824, when Pushkin turned to Boris Godounov for his first historical drama, he knew well the colossus he was tackling. Armed with his reading of Shakespeare, Pushkin retold the epic history of the dazzling reign of the Tzar of Russia (1598-1605). Indeed, elements of Macbeth appear throughout this political fable, in which an imposter with ambitions for the throne haunts Boris, pretending to return as the child that Boris had once killed in order to seize power. Adapting this epic poem, Mussorgsky composed a meditation on the solitude of power, a populist drama in which the real protagonist is the Russian people with its burden of eternal suffering.


Ivo Van Hove is no stranger to grand political frescos, having previously staged Tragédies Romaines and Kings of War, both based on plays by Shakespeare. This is his first production for the Paris Opera.


The production stars Ildar Abdrazakov, “one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world” (Vanity Fair) and “one of the most exciting Russian singers to emerge on the international scene in the past decade” (Opera News).


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Thursday 7 Jun 201818:45

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season- Coppélia (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season- Coppélia

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 2017/18 - Swan Lake (12A LIVE)

ROH 2017/18 - Swan Lake

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 flock 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 first 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.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS


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Tuesday 12 Jun 201819:15
Sunday 17 Jun 201814:00 (Encore)

Opéra National de Paris-Don Pasquale Live (12A LIVE)

Opéra National de Paris-Don Pasquale Live

“I may well be mature of age, but I’m still well preserved, and as far as strength and sprightliness go, I’ve enough, and some to spare.” – Don Pasquale, Don Pasquale, Act I, Scene III


“Foolish indeed is he who marries in old age.” Thus ends Don Pasquale: with a wise dictum not lacking in irony that sums up the disappointments of its hero, a rich bachelor keen to marry, who is deceived by his nephew Ernesto and his young bride-to-be Norina. First performed in Paris in 1843, at the turning point of several eras, Don Pasquale, a composite and varied work, is the apotheosis of opera buffa. Performed for the first time at the Paris Opera, the production has been entrusted to Italian director, Damiano Michieletto, who transports us directly to the sincerity and dramatic splendor at the heart of a seemingly light‑hearted work.


Bass Michele Pertusi sings the title role, joined by tenor Lawrence Brownlee, whose “instrument of great beauty and expression” is “perfectly suited” to the great operas of Donizetti (NPR Music). Nadine Sierra, winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, sings as the flirtatious and mischievous Norina.


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Tuesday 19 Jun 201818:15