Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

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Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

110 min - Art House & International,Comedy - 14 Nov 2014

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Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

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Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

110 min - Art House & International,Comedy - 14 Nov 2014

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Get Santa

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Get Santa

102 min - Comedy,Kids & Family - 5 Dec 2014

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The Nutcracker - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

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The Nutcracker - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

140 min - Ballet - 21 Dec 2014

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

98 min - Action & Adventure,Comedy - 19 Dec 2014

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Frozen - Sing-a-long

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Frozen - Sing-a-long

108 min - Animation; Children/Family - 31 Oct 2014

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Berlin Philharmonic New Years Eve Gala 2014 - Sir Simon Rattle & Pianist Menahem Pressler

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Berlin Philharmonic New Years Eve Gala 2014 - Sir Simon Rattle & Pianist Menahem Pressler

105 min - - 31 Dec 2014

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Paddington

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Paddington

96 min - COMEDY; FAMILY FOCUS; - 28 Nov 2014

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

123 min - Drama,Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 21 Nov 2014

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Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

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Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

77 min - Animation; Adventure; Family - 12 Dec 2014

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Annie!

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Annie!

119 min - Drama,Kids & Family,Musical & Performing Arts - 26 Dec 2014

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The Penguins Of Madagascar

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The Penguins Of Madagascar

92 min - Animation - 5 Dec 2014

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

145 min - Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 12 Dec 2014

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Dumb And Dumber To

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Dumb And Dumber To

110 min - Comedy - 19 Dec 2014

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The Penguins Of Madagascar

Rated U
The Penguins Of Madagascar

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified we could tell you... Read more »

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then ... you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world. 

December

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Rated 12A
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

From Academy Award R -winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Battle of the... Read more »

From Academy Award (R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor tohoard it as Bilbos frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide - unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. 

December
Sun 21st Please be aware that one of the Performances on this Day is presented with SUBTITLES, for the Hard of Hearing. Mouse over Performance Times to Check Which One. ALL customers are welcome in any event

3D The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Rated 12A
3D The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

From Academy Award R -winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Battle of the... Read more »

From Academy Award (R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor tohoard it as Bilbos frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide - unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. 

December

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

Rated PG
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. 

December
Sun 21st Please be aware that one of the Performances on this Day is presented with SUBTITLES, for the Hard of Hearing. Mouse over Performance Times to Check Which One. ALL customers are welcome in any event

Frozen - Sing-a-long

Rated PG
Frozen - Sing-a-long

Come and enjoy the Sing-a-long version of this Disney epic When a princess with the power to turn things into ice curses her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and... Read more »

Come and enjoy the Sing-a-long version of this Disney epic!

When a princess with the power to turn things into ice curses her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

December
Mini Merlins - midday matinees at pocket money prices. All tickets just £1.99. Present tickets at the kiosk to add a junior popcorn & drink for only £2!

Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

Rated U
Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn believes you cant judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. 

December

The Imitation Game

Rated 12A
The Imitation Game

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist... Read more »

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

December

The Nutcracker - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

The Nutcracker - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky Libretto Yuri Grigorovich Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man.... Read more »

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.

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December

Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

Rated U
Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadettes and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr. Poppy are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey When their new teacher Mr. Shepherd... Read more »

This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadettes and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr. Poppy are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey! When their new teacher Mr. Shepherd loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, as well as his fiancee Sophie and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, its up to the pupils of St Bernadettes to save the day. Led by the ever enthusiastic Mr Poppy, they embark on a Christmas journey like never before - but time is against them if they are to help Mr Shepherd get to New York in time for his magical yuletide wedding!

December

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Rated 12A
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. 

December

Paddington

Rated PG
Paddington

A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular childrens books by Michael Bond. 

December

Get Santa

Rated U
Get Santa

A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

December

Dumb And Dumber To

Rated 15
Dumb And Dumber To

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as lovable imbeciles Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in this sequel to Dumb and Dumber from original directing duo Bobby and Peter Farrelly. 

December

Annie!

Rated PG
Annie!

A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures comedy, Annie. Director Producer Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith,... Read more »

A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures comedy, Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Laurence "Jay" Brown, and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards. Celia Costas serves as Executive Producer.

Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid whos also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, its been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mum Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annies self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean its the other way around. 

December
Sun 21st Special Advance Screening
Mon 22nd Special Advance Screening
Tue 23rd Special Advance Screening
Wed 24th Special Advance Screening

Unbroken

Rated 15
Unbroken

Academy Award R winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Louie Zamperini Jack OConnell who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47... Read more »

Academy Award (R) winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack OConnell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Director Jolie began shooting some of the most dramatic and challenging scenes on Wednesday, October 16, on location far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia, with Zamperini (OConnell) and his fellow airmen-Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mac (Finn Wittrock)-having impossibly survived being adrift in the open Pacific for several weeks. Working with cameras on a floating rig in choppy waters and braving the elements, with actors dieting for months to appear as depleted as their characters, Jolie completed a successful first day of a location shoot that promises to be rigorous and uniquely challenging.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrands ("Seabiscuit: An American Legend") enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperinis unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside OConnell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperinis brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as "The Bird." The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar (R)-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall). Academy Award (R) winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Miserables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBOs Behind the Candelabra).

Showing from the 26th December 2014, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

3D Exodus: Gods And Kings

Rated 12A
3D Exodus: Gods And Kings

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott Gladiator, Prometheus comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one mans daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion,... Read more »

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the story of one mans daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Showing from the 26th December 2014, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Exodus: Gods And Kings

Rated 12A
Exodus: Gods And Kings

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott Gladiator, Prometheus comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one mans daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion,... Read more »

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the story of one mans daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Showing from the 26th December 2014, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Alices Adventures In Wonderland - Encore - Royal Opera House

Alices Adventures In Wonderland - Encore - Royal Opera House

Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognisable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts. Wheeldon,... Read more »

Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognisable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts.

Wheeldon, along with composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll’s much-loved children’s classic. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works – there’s a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers – the ballet is above all a brilliant realisation of Carroll’s zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colourful score and ingenious stage-magic.

Starring

Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli

Composer

Joby Talbot

Conductor

David Briskin

Choreographer

Christopher Wheeldon

Production Information

Ballet in three acts

Running time 175 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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December

The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

Rated 15
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

Hammer Films goes in for a second round of fright with this follow-up to Woman in Black from a story idea by original author Susan Hill that finds the Eel Marsh House repurposed as a mental home for World War... Read more »

Hammer Films goes in for a second round of fright with this follow-up to Woman in Black from a story idea by original author Susan Hill that finds the Eel Marsh House repurposed as a mental home for World War II soldiers forty years later. Tom Harper directs. 

Showing from the 1st January 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

The Theory Of Everything

Rated 12A
The Theory Of Everything

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Showing from the 2nd January 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Into The Woods

Rated PG
Into The Woods

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows... Read more »

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. 

Showing from the 9th January 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Girl With A Pearl Earring & Other Treasures - Exhibition On Screen Season

Girl With A Pearl Earring & Other Treasures - Exhibition On Screen Season

After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the Girl with a Pearl Earring has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague, which has just completed extensive renovations. With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of... Read more »

After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the Girl with a Pearl Earring has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague, which has just completed extensive renovations.

With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of her enigmatic beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its stop in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable. The beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
January
2015

Testament Of Youth

Rated 12A
Testament Of Youth

is a searing story of love and war. Based on the classic First World War memoir, this is the incredible true story of one young womans struggle to survive the horrors of war, which robbed her of everyone and everything... Read more »

is a searing story of love and war. Based on the classic First World War memoir, this is the incredible true story of one young womans struggle to survive the horrors of war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but was ultimately unable to break her extraordinary spirit. 

Showing from the 16th January 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Treasure Island - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Live - National Theatre

Suitable for 10 years Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are... Read more »

Suitable for 10 years +

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
January
2015
Thu 22nd Treasure Island is suitable for children of 10yrs plus - A Great Family & Adult Treat from the National Theatre

Swan Lake - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

Swan Lake - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky Libretto Yuri Grigorovich  Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is... Read more »

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich 

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake.

White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic woman/swan is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterised by elegance, style and harmony.

With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
January
2015

Andrea Chenier - Live - Royal Opera House

Andrea Chenier - Live - Royal Opera House

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier 1896 presents a fictionalised account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas and shows why Puccini sometimes feared... Read more »

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (1896) presents a fictionalised account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, is Jonas Kaufmann, Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena (which includes the great aria ‘La mamma morta’, a favourite with Maria Callas) and Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i? stars as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. With a string of successful productions for The Royal Opera to his name, including Rigoletto and Les Troyens, director David McVicar brings Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.

Starring

Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lu?i?

Composer

Umberto Giordano

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Director

David McVicar

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in Italian

Running time 150 minutes (approx)

Including one interval

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
January
2015

Big Hero 6

Rated TBC
Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends:... Read more »

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. (C) Disney

Showing from the 30th January 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

3D Big Hero 6

Rated TBC
3D Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends:... Read more »

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 

Showing from the 30th January 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of... Read more »

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting them with a severe test of resolve.

Shakespeares sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Loves Labours Lost and Loves Labours Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing).

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
February
2015

Treasure Island - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Encore - National Theatre

Suitable for 10 years Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are... Read more »

Suitable for 10 years +

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
February
2015
Wed 18th Treasure Island is suitable for children of 10yrs plus - A Great Family & Adult Treat from the National Theatre - Special Matinee Performance with Reduced Prices for Children!

Der Fliegende Hollander - Live - Royal Opera House

Der Fliegende Hollander - Live - Royal Opera House

Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good... Read more »

Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion. Tim Albery’s atmospheric 2009 modern-dress staging provides an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta will explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world. Admired for his Wagner interpretations with the CBSO and at Bayreuth, Andris Nelsons returns to steer the orchestra through Wagner’s stormy score.

Starring

Bryn Terfel, Adrianne Pieczonka, Peter Rose

Composer

Richard Wagner

Conductor

Andris Nelsons

Director

Tim Albery

Production Information

Opera in three acts

Sung in German

Running time 140 minutes (approx)

No interval

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February
2015

Loves Labours Won - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Loves Labours Won - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and... Read more »

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeares comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened before peace ultimately wins the day.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeares matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Loves Labours Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeares lifetime.

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March
2015

Romeo & Juliet - Bolshoi Ballet

Romeo & Juliet - Bolshoi Ballet

Music Sergei Prokofiev Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Cast Alexander Volchkov Romeo , Anna Nikulina Juliet In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets... Read more »

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast Alexander Volchkov (Romeo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet)

In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families. 

William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.

Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.

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March
2015

La Traviata - Live: English National Opera

La Traviata - Live: English National Opera

English National Opera: La traviata LIVE by Verdi A stunning production of Verdi’s masterpiece which reaches to the heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death.  The production is ideal for newcomers to opera with its contemporary... Read more »

English National Opera: La traviata (LIVE) by Verdi

A stunning production of Verdi’s masterpiece which reaches to the heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death.  The production is ideal for newcomers to opera with its contemporary staging, and a running time of less than two hours.

 

Conductor Roland Boer

Director Peter Konwitschny

Designer Johannes Leiacker

Lighting Designer Joachim Klein

Translator Martin Fitzpatrick

 

Violetta Elizabeth Zharoff

Alfredo Ben Johnson

Germont Anthony Michaels-Moore

Flora Clare Presland

Gaston Paul Hopwood

Baron Douphol Matthew Hargreaves

Marquis d’Obigny Charles Johnston

Dr Grenvil Martin Lamb

Annina Valerie Reid

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March
2015

Behind The Beautiful Forevers - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Behind The Beautiful Forevers - Live - National Theatre

Meera Syal The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris Broken, London Road . Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents.... Read more »

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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March
2015

Swan Lake - Live - Royal Opera House

Swan Lake - Live - Royal Opera House

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music... Read more »

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture. From the earliest days of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created by the great Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs draw on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III have a dark glamour rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside ‘white’ acts are rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.

Starring

Cast to be confirmed

Composer

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Conductor

Boris Gruzin

Choreographer

Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Production Information

Ballet in four acts

Running time 180 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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March
2015

Hamlet - Royal Exchange Manchester

Hamlet - Royal Exchange Manchester

From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes this unique and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's tragic Hamlet. In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed... Read more »

From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes this unique and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's tragic Hamlet. In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed as "delicately ferocious" by The Guardian and "a milestone Hamlet" by the Manchester Evening News.

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most iconic work. The play explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet's father is dead and Denmark has crowned a new king. Consumed by grief, he struggles to exact revenge, with devastating consequences.

This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was the Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade. Alongside Maxine Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women. Hamlet is brought to cinemas by director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin for the Royal Opera House/BBC won the Gramophone Contemporary Award and the Diapason d’or, and producers Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind the highly successful cinema broadcast of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach.

March
2015

Rise & Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny - Live - Royal Opera House

Rise & Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny - Live - Royal Opera House

A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung... Read more »

A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English, and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.

Starring

Christine Rice, Willard W. White, Anne Sofie von Otter, Kurt Streit, Peter Hoare and Darren Jeffery

Composer

Kurt Weill

Conductor

Mark Wigglesworth

Director

John Fulljames

Production Information

Opera in three acts

Sung in English

Running time 180 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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April
2015

Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way Of Seeing - Exhibition On Screen Season

Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way Of Seeing - Exhibition On Screen Season

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdams Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world's favourite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery's collection and a celebration of the... Read more »

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdams Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world's favourite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery's collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Goghs death.

Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.

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April
2015

The Hard Problem - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
The Hard Problem - Live - National Theatre

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors . Hilary, a young... Read more »

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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April
2015

Ivan Le Terrible - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

Ivan Le Terrible - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

Music Sergei Prokofiev   Libretto Yuri Grigorovich Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and... Read more »

Music Sergei Prokofiev 

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

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April
2015

La Fille Mal Gardee - Live - Royal Opera House

La Fille Mal Gardee - Live - Royal Opera House

Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original... Read more »

Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet’s most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster’s colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Starring

Cast to be confirmed

Composer

Ferdinand Hérold

Conductor

Barry Wordsworth

Choreographer

Frederick Ashton

Production Information

Ballet in two acts

Running time 135 minutes (approx)

Including one interval

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May
2015

Man And Superman - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Man And Superman - Live - National Theatre

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman... Read more »

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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May
2015

The Pirates Of Penzance - Live: English National Opera

The Pirates Of Penzance - Live: English National Opera

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance LIVE by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh.  Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh Palme d’Or winner and five times Oscar nominee directs his first ever opera for the stage.... Read more »

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (LIVE) by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh. 

Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh (Palme d’Or winner and five times Oscar nominee) directs his first ever opera for the stage. Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera features much-loved favourites including A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One and I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.

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May
2015

The Impressionists - Exhibition On Screen

The Impressionists - Exhibition On Screen

They are the worlds most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas andtheir compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really Why and how did they paint What lies behind their enduring appeal To... Read more »

They are the worlds most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas andtheir compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really?Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal?To help answer these questions, the film has secured unique access to a major newexhibition focussing on the 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, theoutspoken champion of Impressionism. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is perhapsthe most comprehensive ever held about the Impressionists. Durand-Ruels bravedecision to exhibit the Impressionists in New York in 1886 introduced enlightened,wealthy Americans to modern French painting. In doing so, he not only filled greatAmerican galleries with Impressionist masterworks but also kept impressionismalive at a time when it faced complete failure. This energetic and revealing film willtell his remarkable story along with that of the Impressionists themselves.

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May
2015

La Boheme - Live - Royal Opera House

La Boheme - Live - Royal Opera House

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving... Read more »

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving attention to period and dramatic detail make his production a masterpiece of realism, while Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs evoke the atmosphere of 19th-century Paris. Several of today’s greatest opera stars return to bid farewell to this sublime staging, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimì, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccini’s most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history.

Starring

Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Lucas Meachem and Jennifer Rowley

Composer

Giacomo Puccini

Conductor

Dan Ettinger

Director

John Copley

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in Italian

Running Time 170 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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June
2015

Carmen - Live: English National Opera

Carmen - Live: English National Opera

English National Opera: Carmen LIVE by Bizet. Probably the most popular opera in the world. Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville. In ENO’s popular production, the action is a full-on battle of... Read more »

English National Opera: Carmen (LIVE) by Bizet.

Probably the most popular opera in the world. Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville. In ENO’s popular production, the action is a full-on battle of the sexes, fought out in the arena of the Spanish bullring.

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July
2015

Guillaume Tell - Live - Royal Opera House

Guillaume Tell - Live - Royal Opera House

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty,... Read more »

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.

Starring

Gerald Finley, Malin Byström, John Osborn, Enkelejda Shkosa, Sofia Fomina and Nicolas Courjal

Composer

Gioachino Rossini

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Director

Damiano Michieletto

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in French

Running time 240 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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July
2015

The Merchant Of Venice - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Merchant Of Venice - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the... Read more »

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeares uncompromising tragedy.

July
2015
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