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Paddington 2 (PG)

Paddington 2

Paddington undertakes a number of odd jobs to afford a unique pop-up book from an antique book shop - a present for Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to find the thief.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201713:0015:3017:45
Wednesday 13 Dec 201715:3017:45
Friday 15 Dec 201715:0017:45
Saturday 16 Dec 201712:3015:0017:45
Sunday 17 Dec 201712:3015:0017:45
Monday 18 Dec 201715:0017:45
Tuesday 19 Dec 201715:0017:45
Wednesday 20 Dec 201712:3015:0017:45
Thursday 21 Dec 201715:0017:45

The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201713:4518:00
Wednesday 13 Dec 201713:4518:00
Thursday 14 Dec 201710:30
Saturday 16 Dec 201710:30
Sunday 17 Dec 201710:30

Ferdinand 2D (U)

Ferdinand 2D

FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover. From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of "Rio" and inspired by the beloved book "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, "Ferdinand" is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.

Book Tickets

Saturday 16 Dec 201710:0013:0015:0018:00
Sunday 17 Dec 201715:0018:00
Monday 18 Dec 201718:00
Tuesday 19 Dec 201715:0018:00
Wednesday 20 Dec 201715:0018:00
Thursday 21 Dec 201715:0018:00

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle 2D (12A)

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle 2D

When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of--Jumanji--they are immediately drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) "the top two feet of his body" and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they'll be stuck in the game forever...

Book Tickets

Wednesday 20 Dec 201718:0020:40
Thursday 21 Dec 201718:0020:40

Daddy's Home 2 (12A)

Daddy's Home 2

Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmas time perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201713:0015:3018:0020:20
Wednesday 13 Dec 201713:0015:3018:0020:20
Thursday 14 Dec 201713:0015:3018:0020:20
Friday 15 Dec 201715:3018:0020:20
Saturday 16 Dec 201715:3018:0020:20
Sunday 17 Dec 201718:0020:20
Monday 18 Dec 201715:3018:0020:20
Tuesday 19 Dec 201715:3018:0020:20
Wednesday 20 Dec 201712:3015:3020:20
Thursday 21 Dec 201715:3020:20

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


Book Tickets

Sunday 17 Dec 201714:30

The Star (U)

The Star

In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201716:00
Wednesday 13 Dec 201716:00
Saturday 16 Dec 201712:40
Sunday 17 Dec 201712:40

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle 3D (12A)

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle 3D

When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of--Jumanji--they are immediately drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) "the top two feet of his body" and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they'll be stuck in the game forever...

Book Tickets

Wednesday 20 Dec 201714:30
Thursday 21 Dec 201714:30

Wonder (PG)

Wonder

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201713:0015:3018:0020:30
Wednesday 13 Dec 201713:0015:3018:0020:30
Thursday 14 Dec 201713:0015:3018:0020:30
Friday 15 Dec 201715:3018:0020:30
Saturday 16 Dec 201720:30
Sunday 17 Dec 201720:30
Monday 18 Dec 201720:30
Tuesday 19 Dec 201720:30
Wednesday 20 Dec 201720:30
Thursday 21 Dec 201720:30

Justice League 2D (12A)

Justice League 2D

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201714:4017:4020:30
Wednesday 13 Dec 201711:4514:4017:3020:30
Thursday 14 Dec 201717:30 (Closed)20:30
Friday 15 Dec 201720:30
Saturday 16 Dec 201720:30
Sunday 17 Dec 201720:30
Monday 18 Dec 201720:30
Tuesday 19 Dec 201720:30

A Bad Moms Christmas (15)

A Bad Moms Christmas

Under-appreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki and Carla rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. As if creating the perfect holiday for their families isn't hard enough, they'll have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own respective mothers when they come to visit.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201721:00
Friday 15 Dec 201721:10
Saturday 16 Dec 201721:10

Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Murder on the Orient Express

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.  From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201713:0015:3020:30
Wednesday 13 Dec 201713:0015:3018:0020:30

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

Listy Do M3 (15)

Listy Do M3

“Listy do M3” follows a story of a few individuals, who will experience magical moments on one exceptional day. They will all face the power of love, family and forgiveness. They will also come to believe that this Christmas time is full of surprises…

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Dec 201720:30
Wednesday 13 Dec 201720:30

Star Wars Double Bill: Force Awakens & The Last Jedi (12A)

Star Wars Double Bill: Force Awakens & The Last Jedi

The Force Awakens

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.


The Last Jedi

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.


Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 Dec 201721:20

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D (12A)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 Dec 201700:01 (Thu)
Thursday 14 Dec 201710:0012:0013:3015:1517:0020:30
Friday 15 Dec 201713:3015:1517:0018:0020:30
Saturday 16 Dec 201710:0013:3015:1517:0018:0020:30
Sunday 17 Dec 201710:0013:3015:1517:0018:0020:30
Monday 18 Dec 201713:3015:1517:0018:0020:30
Tuesday 19 Dec 201713:3015:1517:0018:0020:30
Wednesday 20 Dec 201713:3015:1517:0020:30
Thursday 21 Dec 201713:3015:1517:0020:30

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D (12A)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 Dec 201700:01 (Thu)
Thursday 14 Dec 201711:0014:3018:0019:00
Friday 15 Dec 201714:4019:00
Saturday 16 Dec 201711:3014:4019:00
Sunday 17 Dec 201711:3014:4019:00
Monday 18 Dec 201714:4019:00
Tuesday 19 Dec 201714:4019:00
Wednesday 20 Dec 201711:3019:00
Thursday 21 Dec 201719:00

Home Alone (PG)

Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Book Tickets

Saturday 16 Dec 201709:1510:15
Sunday 17 Dec 201709:1510:00 (Supportive Screening)10:15
Saturday 23 Dec 201710:15
Sunday 24 Dec 201709:1509:45 (Closed)

Pitch Perfect 3 (12A)

Pitch Perfect 3

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 20 Dec 201718:3020:45
Thursday 21 Dec 201718:3020:45

Italian Opera Season 2: Andrea Chénier (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera Season 2: Andrea Chénier

TEATRO ALLA SCALA

Running Time: 2h35’ (Opera in four acts)


Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, ANDREA CHÉNIER is loosely based on the turbulent real life events of the poet of the same name. Along with the servant Carlo Gérard, Chénier falls in love with young aristocrat Maddalena, and will do anything to win over her heart. First performed at the Teatro Alla Scala in 1896, Umberto Giordano’s opera is brought to life by Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband Yusif Eyvazov.


Conductor Riccardo Chailly

Stage Director Mario Martone

Starring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov


Book Tickets

Thursday 28 Dec 201720:00

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: The New Year's Eve Concert (12A LIVE)

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: The New Year's Eve Concert

Celebrate the end of 2017 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Gala Concert broadcast live from Berlin and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with star guest Joyce DiDonato. The internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano will perform Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs with the concert programme also including works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich. The cinema broadcast features exclusive interviews and programme insights.

Book Tickets

Sunday 31 Dec 201716:00

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



Book Tickets

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


Book Tickets

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.


Book Tickets

Sunday 21 Jan 201815:00

Attraction (12A TBC)

Attraction

Polish film with English Subtitles


Attraction is the latest movie by Fedor Bondarchuk, the director of the Russian box-office smash Stalingrad. It's a bold, epic sci-fi story following the devastating crash-landing of a mysterious flying object in Moscow, after it is shot down by the Russian Air Force. The drama unfolds in the ruins of a working-class suburb overwhelmed by the disaster, as the military struggles to control fear, anger, and the eventual clash between Earth and visitors from another galaxy.

Book Tickets

Sunday 21 Jan 201820:30 (Polish film with Eng Subtitles)
Tuesday 23 Jan 201820:30 (Polish film with Eng subtitles)

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.  


Book Tickets

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. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Book Tickets

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.


Book Tickets

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


Book Tickets

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.

Book Tickets

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".


Book Tickets

Wednesday 14 Feb 201819:00

National Theatres Live - Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (12A LIVE)

National Theatres Live - Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Benedict Andrews

Captured live in front of an audience.


Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.


On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?



Book Tickets

Thursday 22 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.

Book Tickets

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".


Book Tickets

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


Book Tickets

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

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

Stage Russia 2017-18 Season: Three Sisters

Three Sisters


Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they're desperate to escape. In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work's climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving.


Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken this classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. The entire cast, save for one, communicate throughout the performance solely in sign language. By doing this, the selfishness, isolation and lack of mutual understanding are dangerous and laden with disaster, the characters defenseless against a huge "sounding" world. Like a score, every scene is composed with sounds and noises. You can hear the wind whistling around the house, shrieking migratory birds, troops marching to marching music.


Kulyabin's sensational and endlessly beautiful Three Sisters, already a hit on the stages of Vienna and Paris, is a feast for the senses, heightening all of them even as we lose some of them.


Book Tickets

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)

Oscar Wilde Season: Lady Windermere's Fan (12A LIVE)

Oscar Wilde Season: Lady Windermere's Fan

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.


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Tuesday 20 Mar 201819:15

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)

Messiah from Bristol Old Vic (12A TBC)

Messiah from Bristol Old Vic

Messiah

28th March 2017

Running time: 135min including 15min interval


Long:

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.

Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists.

The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus’s life and death with all humanity.

Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage),‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.


Short:

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.

Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage),‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.


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Wednesday 28 Mar 201819:30

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

Royal Shakespeare Company - Macbeth (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company - Macbeth

MACBETH

‘Something wicked this way comes’

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.


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Wednesday 11 Apr 201819:00

Live Concert conducted by Kirill Petrenko (12A LIVE)

Live Concert conducted by Kirill Petrenko

The second live broadcast of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2017/18 Season is led by Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor designate of the orchestra, and features the exciting young pianist Yuja Wangperforming Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert also includes Paul Dukas's iridescent tone poem La Péri and Franz Schmidt’s Symphony No. 4 in C Major. The cinema broadcast features exclusive interviews and programme insights.

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Friday 13 Apr 201818:30

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

MET Opera 2017/18 Season: Luisa Miller

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his 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

Italian Opera Season 2: La Bohème (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera Season 2: La Bohème

TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA

Running Time: 2h20’ (Opera in four acts)


Set in the idyllic 19th century Paris, LA BOHÈME tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and a seamstress. But they are soon faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health which ends up putting their relationship to the test. This production of one of opera’s classic and unforgettable stories is led by a cast of four talented young artists as the lovers.


Conductor Michele Mariotti

Stage Director Graham Vick

Starring Mariangela Sicilia and Hasmik Torosyan


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Wednesday 18 Apr 201820:00

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)

Italian Opera Season 2: Don Pasquale (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera Season 2: Don Pasquale

TEATRO ALLA SCALA

Running time: 2h25’ (Opera in three acts)


Soprano Rosa Feola takes to the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. DON PASQUALE follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money. But Pasquale’s chosen bride isn’t who she seems and bears her own secret…


Conductor Riccardo Chailly

Stage Director Davide Livermore

Starring Ambrogio Maestri and Rosa Feola


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Tuesday 8 May 201820:00

National Theatre Live: Macbeth (12A)

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Rufus Norris

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

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

Photograph (Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear) by Jack Davison


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Thursday 10 May 201819:00

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

Italian Opera Season 2: Le Corsaire (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera Season 2: Le Corsaire

TEATRO ALLA SCALA

Running Time: 2h20’ (Ballet in three acts)


LE CORSAIRE follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn. With lavish sets and costumes, the choreography mirrors Russian ballet master Maris Petipa’s revival from 19th century St. Petersburg. Full of action, passion and a romantic twist form the heart of this unmissable ballet.


Conductor Patrick Fournillier

Choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes


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Wednesday 6 Jun 201820:00

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

Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert (12A LIVE)

Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says,

I felt that I was finding my voice on that day. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner

Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 June 2018, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.


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Wednesday 20 Jun 201818:30

Italian Opera Season 2: Billy Budd (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera Season 2: Billy Budd

TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA

Running Time: 2h20’ (Opera in four acts)


A gripping drama based on the short novel by Herman Melville, BILLY BUDD follows a young sailor who finds himself serving under the repressive regime of master-at-arms John Claggart in the Royal Navy. Unable to bear the goodness that Billy radiates, Claggert becomes determined to destroy him, leading Billy to take harsh actions against his superior. First performed at the Royal Opera House in 1951, this is a fresh and innovative contemporary opera.


Conductor Patrick Fournillier

Stage Director Deborah Warner


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Thursday 21 Jun 201820:00

Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo and Juliet (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo and Juliet

ROMEO & JULIET

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?


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


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


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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:00

Royal Shakespeare Company - The Merry Wives of Windsor (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company - The Merry Wives of Windsor

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR


Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

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

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


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Wednesday 12 Sep 201819:00