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

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 32mins. / Opera in 3 Acts / 2 Intermissions.

 

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Performers:
Diana Damrau; Juan Diego Florez; Quinn Kelsey
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
Italian
Length:
212 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
15 December 2018

Next Performance:
15 December 2018 17:55

The King of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall.

Join the Maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way tostartthe new year!

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.

The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy André’s annual Maastricht concert each July.

Himself:
André Rieu
Hosted By:
Charlotte Hawkins
Distributor:
Piece Of Magic
Country:
Australia , Netherlands
Language:
English, Dutch
Length:
125 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert;

Release Date:
5 January 2019

Next Performance:
5 January 2019 19:00

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Becza³a as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 58mins. / Opera in 3 Acts / 2 Intermissions.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Gianandrea Noseda
Performers:
Anna Netrebko; Anita Rachvelishvili; Piotr Beczala; Carlo Bosi; Aaaambrogio Maestri
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
Italian
Length:
238 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
12 January 2019

Next Performance:
12 January 2019 17:55

National Theatre Live
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
By William Shakespeare

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
15 January 2019

Next Performance:
15 January 2019 19:00

THE QUEEN OF SPADES
OPERA IN THREE ACTS / NEW PRODUCTION
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 22 JANUARY 2019, 6.45PM

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.

The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is
set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere.

In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving
voice to his unfulfilled desires.

Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted
by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

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

Music:
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Directed by:
Stefan Herheim
Conductor:
Antonio Pappano
Choir:
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Russian
Length:
220 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
22 January 2019

Next Performance:
22 January 2019 18:45

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE - ENCORE PERFORMANCE

A recording of a 2017 live performance of the Oscar Wilde drama in which the mother of an illegitimate son encounters the man who deserted her years earlier.

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTAnominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wildes comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeares Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Companys Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in Londons West End.

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wildes marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

 

Directed by:
Dominic Dromgoole
Starring:
Eve Best; Anne Reid; Eleanor Bron; William Gaunt
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
155 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
23 January 2019

Next Performance:
23 January 2019 19:00

Shot at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul during the BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF’, an exclusive screening of the most sought-after concert of 2018 hits movie theaters worldwide for a one-day only event. This event will bring fans together to celebrate the seven members of the global boyband and their unprecedented international phenomenon.

Directed by:
Big Hit Entertainment
Themselves:
RM; Jin; SUGA; j-hope; Jimin; V; Jung Kook
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
English
Length:
130 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Music;

Release Date:
26 January 2019

Next Performance:
26 January 2019 16:00

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.  Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.




ENCORE PERFORMANCE - Monday 16th July
Please note that where advertised the 16th July performance is an ENCORE (recorded) screening of the live broadcast. 

Directed by:
Jonathan Butterell
Designer:
Anne Fleischle
Choreography:
Kate Prince
Cast:
John McCrea;  Josie Walker; Tamsin Carroll; Lucy Shorthouse; Phil Nichol
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
164 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
5 July 2018

Next Performance:
29 January 2019 19:00

LA TRAVIATA
OPERA IN THREE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY 2019, 6.45PM

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – 
Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.
 
Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Richard Eyre ’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

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


 

Music:
Giuseppe Verdi
Directed by:
Richard Eyre
Conductor:
Antonello Manacorda
Choir:
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
215 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
30 January 2019

Next Performance:
30 January 2019 18:45

National Theatre Live

I’m Not Running
by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.
 

Directed by:
David Hare
Starring:
Siân Brooke
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
200 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
31 January 2019

Next Performance:
31 January 2019 19:00

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

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 41mins. / Opera in 2 Acts / 1 Intermission.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Lois Langree
Performers:
Clementine Margaine; Aleksandra Kurzak; Roberto Alagna; Alexander Vinogradov
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
French
Length:
221 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
2 February 2019

Next Performance:
2 February 2019 17:55

YOUNG PICASSO
Directed by Phil Grabsky
Running time: 85 minutes

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

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

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

Directed by:
Phil Grabsky
Distributor:
Seventh Art Production
Language:
English
Length:
85 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Exhibition;

Release Date:
5 February 2019

Next Performance:
5 February 2019 19:00

DON QUIXOTE
BALLET IN A PROLOGUE AND THREE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2019, 7.15PM

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations.
Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet.

His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote
is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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


 

Choreography:
Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
Production:
Carlos Acosta
Conductor:
Martin Yates
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
19 February 2019

Next Performance:
19 February 2019 19:15

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN - (ENCORE PERFORMANCE)

A recording of a 2017 live performance from the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

A new production of Oscar Wildes 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 Londons 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 Shakespeares Globe.

The day of Lady Windermeres 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 Wildes most popular and witty plays.

Directed by:
Kathy Burke
Starring:
Samantha Spiro; Kevin Bishop; Jennifer Saunders
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
27 February 2019

Next Performance:
27 February 2019 19:00

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

Estimated Run Time 2hrs 55mins. / Opera in 2 Acts / 1 Intermission.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Enrique Mazzola
Performers:
Pretty Yende; Javier Camarena; Stephanie Blyte; Maurizio Muraro
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
French
Length:
175 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
2 March 2019

Next Performance:
2 March 2019 17:55

The 24th of March 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the real-life POW escape during World War II at the Luftwaffe-run Stalag Luft III prison in then German-occupied Poland. In honour of this, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening at the Eventim Apollo in London. The event will be live broadcast as a pre-show across UK cinemas, followed by THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963).

John Sturges dramatisation of the true story of a group of British, American and Canadian POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is arguably the best World War II adventure film ever made. A host of big-name stars meshes beautifully in this meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics.

Running Order:

6pm. Live Show Broadcast Via Satellite Into Cinemas.
7.05pm Interval
7.25pm Film – Part 1
8.55pm Interval
9.10pm Film – Part 2
10.30pm End
 

Directed by:
John Sturges
Starring:
Steve McQueen; James Garner; Richard Attenborough
Distributor:
Park Circus
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
240 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Action; Drama; History;

Release Date:
24 March 2019

Next Performance:
24 March 2019 18:00

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: AN IDEAL HUSBAND - ENCORE PERFORMANCE

A recording of a 2018 live performance from the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
 
A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

Directed by:
Ross MacGibbon
Starring:
Edward Fox; Freddie Fox; Frances Barber; Nathaniel Parker; Sally Bretton; Susan Hampshire
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
160 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
27 March 2019

Next Performance:
27 March 2019 19:00

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

Estimated Run Time 5hrs 20mins. / Opera in 3 Acts / 2 Intermissions.

See this film at:

Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Philippe Jordon
Performers:
Christine Goerke; Eva-Marie Wesbroek; Stuart Skelton; Jamie Barton; Greer Grimsley; Gunther Groissbock
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
German
Length:
320 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
30 March 2019

Next Performance:
30 March 2019 17:00

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
OPERA IN FOUR ACTS / NEW PRODUCTION
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2019, 6.15PM

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)
an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.
 
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS, 15 MINUTES INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS.  SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES.

Directed by:
Christof Loy
Designer:
Christian Schmidt
Conductor:
Antonio Pappano
Choir:
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
255 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
2 April 2019

Next Performance:
2 April 2019 18:15

REMBRANDT
From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Directed by Kat Mansoor
Running time: 90 minutes

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

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

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

Directed by:
Kat Mansoor
Distributor:
Seventh Art Production
Language:
English
Length:
90 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Exhibition;

Release Date:
9 April 2019

Next Performance:
9 April 2019 19:00

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.
 

Directed by:
Kimberley Sykes
Designer:
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
17 April 2019

Next Performance:
17 April 2019 19:00

FAUST
OPERA IN FIVE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2019, 6.45PM

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.

Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as
the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet
and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French
grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris.

Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed
by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

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

Directed by:
David McVicar
Designer:
Charles Edwards
Conductor:
Dan Ettinger
Choir:
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
French
Length:
225 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
30 April 2019

Next Performance:
30 April 2019 18:45

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre, London Tuesday 09 OCTOBER 2018, 7.15pm.
Running time: 165 minutes (12AL TBC)

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
9 October 2018

Next Performance:
1 May 2019 19:00

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

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 29mins. / Opera in 2 Acts /  Intermission.

See this film at:

Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Performers:
Isabel Leonard; Adrianne Pieczonka; Erin Morley; Karen Cargill; Karita Mattila; David Portillo; Dwayne Croft
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
French
Length:
209 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
11 May 2019

Next Performance:
11 May 2019 17:00

All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

 

Writer:
Arthur Miller
Directed by:
Jeremy Herrin
Performers:
Jenna Coleman; Colin Morgan
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
1 November 2018

Next Performance:
14 May 2019 19:00

FLIGHT PATTER / NWITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR / NEW SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
THREE BALLETS ONE WORLD PREMIERE
LIVE IN CINEMAS THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019, 7.15PM

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

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading 
choreographers.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on
migration.
 
Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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

Choreography:
Christopher Wheeldon / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Crystal Pite
Music:
Ezio Bosso; Antonio Vivaldi / Henryk Miko³aj Górecki
Conductor:
Ariane Matiakh / Ariane Matiakh
Orchestra:
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
195 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
16 May 2019

Next Performance:
16 May 2019 19:15

VAN GOGH & JAPAN
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 85 minutes

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

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

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

 

Directed by:
David Bickerstaff
Distributor:
Seventh Art Production
Language:
English
Length:
85 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Exhibition;

Release Date:
4 June 2019

Next Performance:
4 June 2019 19:00

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
 

Directed by:
Justin Audibert
Designer:
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
5 June 2019

Next Performance:
5 June 2019 19:00

ROMEO AND JULIET
BALLET IN THREE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2019, 7.15PM

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

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers.

The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all
too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

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

Choreography:
Kenneth MacMillan
Music:
Sergey Prokofiev
Designer:
Nicholas Georgiadis
Conductor:
Pavel Sorokin
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
195 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
11 June 2019

Next Performance:
11 June 2019 19:15

'To whom should I complain?'

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.
 

Directed by:
Gregory Doran
Designer:
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
31 July 2019

Next Performance:
31 July 2019 19:00