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In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Bridge of Spies
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, "Bridge of Spies" tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan's life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
The Good Dinosaur
"The Good Dinosaur" asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters November 25, 2015, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo's family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way - a human boy. "The Good Dinosaur" is an extraordinary journey of self-discovery full of thrilling adventure, hilarious characters and poignant heart.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
After being symbolized as the 'Mockingjay' Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 3D
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival - they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] - Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features an acclaimed cast including Academy AwardÂ®-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Academy AwardÂ®-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The impressive lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 co-stars Academy AwardÂ®-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross. Lionsgate presents a Color Force / Lionsgate production.
The Lady in the Van
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's (Jane Brennan) home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Christmas with the Coopers
Love the Coopers follows the cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual christmas eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.
Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood (From the National Gallery) - Exhibtion On Screen 2015/2016 Season
Francisco Goya is Spain's most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain's troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. Through a great collection of unique works and Goya's letters, we reflect upon the man himself and the world he painted. Goya is an artist whose powerful vision and technical prowess makes him one of the most admired icons of the artistic world.
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James McAvoy is Victor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley's classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.
The Mikado (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season
Almost 30 years on from its premier, Jonathan Miller's dazzling inventive staging of The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum for what has become for many the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.
Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, Miller's Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. The combination of Gilbert's virtuosic wit, Sullivan's memorable melodies and Miller's hilarious antics is irresistible.
Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado for the first time, 46 years after making his ENO debut, while Richard Suart, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner's pathological 'little list', returns as Ko-Ko.
- Thu 3rd:
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Showing from the 5th December 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.
The Boney M Show - 2015 UK Tour (plus support local and very talented band Babylon 5)
The BONEY M Show with the B-Ladies
Rivers of Babylon ~ Daddy Cool ~ Ma Baker ~ Brown Girl in the Ring ~ Rasputin ~ Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday ~ Belfast ~ Gotta Go Home ~ Sunny ~ Painter Man ~ Mary’s Boy Child
Hooray! Hooray! the Boney M concert show is on its way. . .
- Packed - with million-selling hits like Brown Girl in the Ring, Daddy Cool, Rasputin, Ma Baker and Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday
- Featuring - spectacular costumes, props and dazzling dance routines
- Starring – four incredibly talented singers and dancers
When Boney M frontman Bobby Farrell tragically presented his last live show in December 2010 the production’s B-Ladies were left to continue the legend. . . Enter the Boney M Show’s new frontman Orlando, who has taken the production on to even bigger and better things: international tours that have seen the group become the must-see sensation across Europe.
Now they’re coming to the UK for a countrywide tour. Book your seat now, don’t be a sugar in a plum, plum, plum!
PLUS local support from The Babylon 5, https://www.facebook.com/thebabylon5
- Sat 5th:
Jane Eyre (Live) - National Theatre & Bristol Old Vic Production 2015/2016 Season
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre's spirited heroine faces life's obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.
- Tue 8th:
Santa's Christmas Cracker
Brand new for 2015, from the team behind the hit show Marty MacDonald’s Farm, comes the most Christmassy Christmas show ever…
SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER
Join the adventures of Dotty the Elf and Pompom the Penguin in a festive, interactive, song-filled visit to Santa’s home, that helps them discover the meaning of Christmas… before meeting Santa himself!
Every child wants to visit Father Christmas’s home at the North Pole and in Santa's Christmas Cracker they can do just that – plus, in our special meet, greet and treat, each child will get the chance to receive a special gift from Father Christmas himself!
Songs include festive favourites Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, and many, many more!
Santa’s Christmas Cracker is a family Christmas show particularly suitable for 2-7 year-olds - HO-HO-HO!
The performance lasts for 40 minutes (approx) and is followed by a meet, greet and treat with Santa (minimum 30 minutes).
Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers' masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. The Royal Opera's Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.
- Thu 10th:
Frozen - Sing Along
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," presents "Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
The Winter's Tale - Encore - Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's 2015/2016 Season
The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London's Garrick Theatre over the course of a year.
The season begins with The Winter's Tale. Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.
King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences...
The Winter's Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
The Nutcracker (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without The Royal Ballet's classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets.
Peter Wright's enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky's score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
- Wed 16th:
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry -- the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film will act as the start of a new trilogy set after the events of Return of the Jedi. J.J. Abrams directs from a script by Michael Arndt.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 3D
The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry -- the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film will act as the start of a new trilogy set after the events of Return of the Jedi. J.J. Abrams directs from a script by Michael Arndt.
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La Damnation De Faust - Live - Opera National De Paris
The aging scholar Faust contemplates the renewal of nature. Hearing peasants sing and dance, he realizes that their simple happiness is something he will never experience. An army marches past in the distance. Faust doesn't understand why the soldiers are so enthusiastic about glory and fame.
Depressed, Faust has returned to his study. Even the search for wisdom can no longer inspire him. Tired of life, he is about to commit suicide when the sound of church bells and an Easter hymn remind him of his youth, when he still had faith in religion. Suddenly Méphistophélès appears, ironically commenting on Faust's apparent conversion. He offers to take him on a journey, promising him the restoration of his youth, knowledge, and the fulfillment of all his wishes. Faust accepts.
Méphistophélès and Faust arrive at Auerbach's tavern in Leipzig, where Brander, a student, sings a song about a rat whose high life in a kitchen is ended by a dose of poison. The other guests offer an ironic "Amen," and Méphistophélès continues with another song about a flea that brings his relatives to infest a whole royal court. Disgusted by the vulgarity of it all, Faust demands to be taken somewhere else.
On a meadow by the Elbe, Méphistophélès shows Faust a dream vision of a beautiful woman named Marguerite, causing Faust to fall in love with her. He calls out her name, and Méphistophélès promises to lead Faust to her. Together with a group of students and soldiers, they enter the town where she lives.
Faust and Méphistophélès hide in Marguerite's room. Faust feels that he will find in her his ideal of a pure and innocent woman. Marguerite enters and sings a ballad about the King of Thule, who always remained sadly faithful to his lost love. Méphistophélès summons spirits to enchant and deceive the girl and sings a sarcastic serenade outside her window, predicting her loss of innocence. When the spirits have vanished, Faust steps forward. Marguerite admits that she has dreamed of him, just as he has dreamed of her, and they declare their love for each other. Just then, Méphistophélès bursts in, warning them that the girl's reputation must be saved: the neighbors have learned that there is a man in Marguerite's room and have called her mother to the scene. After a hasty goodbye, Faust and Méphistophélès escape.
Faust has seduced then abandoned Marguerite, who still awaits his return. She can hear soldiers and students in the distance, which reminds her of the night Faust first came to her house. But this time he is not among them.
Faust calls upon nature to cure him of his world-weariness. Méphistophélès appears and tells him that Marguerite is in prison. She has accidentally given her mother too much of a sleeping potion, killing the old woman, and will be hanged the next day. Faust panics, but Méphistophélès claims he can save her—if Faust relinquishes his soul to him. Unable to think of anything but saving Marguerite, Faust agrees. The two ride off on a pair of black horses.
Thinking they are on their way to Marguerite, Faust becomes terrified when he sees demonic apparitions. The landscape becomes more and more horrible and grotesque, and Faust finally realizes that Méphistophélès has taken him directly into hell. Demons and damned spirits greet Méphistophélès in a mysterious infernal language and welcome Faust among them.
Hell has fallen silent after Faust's arrival—the torment he suffers is unspeakable. Marguerite is saved and welcomed into heaven.
- Thu 17th:
Casse-Noisette Compagnie LIVE from Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
The live cinema broadcast of Jean-Christophe Maillot's large-scale masterpiece Casse-Noisette Compagnie celebrates the 30th anniversary of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. In the ballet choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot pays tribute to Monaco, the country that has been his adopted home for 20 years. The traditional story of The Nutcracker is re-imagined to create a magical world of dreams and stories, told by a magnificent company of dancers with flamboyant costumes and scenery. Set in a circus, with a young girl, Clara, as its central character, the ballet takes elements from different children's fairy tales including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella to create a unique and surprising spectacle high in colour and emotions. This extraordinary cinema event will be broadcast live from the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and introduced by H.R.H. the Princess Caroline of Hanover, the President of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
- Wed 30th:
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs - Presented by RAMPS
A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own. The dwarfs grow to love their unexpected visitor, who cleans their house and cooks their meals.
But one day while the dwarfs are at their diamond mine, the Queen arrives at the cottage disguised as an old peddler woman and persuades Snow White to bite into a poisoned apple. The dwarfs, warned by the forest animals, rush home to chase the witch away, but they are too late to save Snow White from the poisoned apple. They place her in a glass coffin in the woods and mourn for her. The Prince, who has fallen in love with Snow White, happens by and awakens her from the wicked Queen's deathlike spell with "love's first kiss."
Two Pigeons / Rhapsody (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music's dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton's romantic style.
The second half of the programme features Ashton's delicate, deceptively comic The Two Pigeons - a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere.
- Tue 26th:
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Live) - Donmar Warehouse Production - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season
Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home.
Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
- Thu 28th:
Jim Davidson - Charlton Nil - Spring 2016 Tour
The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE takes to the road with his brand new show Charlton Nil.
Son of a Glaswegian father, born and bred in Charlton.
From drummer to window cleaner via shelf stacker, to a theatre near you.
Guaranteed to be an irreverent, outrageous and truthful night.
For one night only!
'Boy does Jim know how to deliver his gospel.....
'The audience could have stayed all night.......... he speaks with a rare honesty'
5 stars Express
“Showman Jim triumphs… he hit the spot again and again”
Sunday Express *****
“Standing ovation to packed houses every night“
The Mirror ****
“Davidson was cheered to the rafters”
“A master of his art”
- Sat 30th:
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang make their big-screen debut, like they've never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world's most lovable beagle - and flying ace - embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.
- Sun 31st:
La Traviata (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
La traviata is regarded as one of Verdi's finest operas, and Richard Eyre's traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera's most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera's greatest heroines, based on the reallife courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23. In this revival, Violetta is sung by Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva in her debut with The Royal Opera, following her successful appearance as Violetta at the Glyndebourne Festival.
- Thu 4th:
Il Trovatore - Live - Opera National De Paris
Act I – The duel
Scene 1: The guard room in the Conte di Luna’s palace
The followers of the Count di Luna keep watch as he makes his nightly vigil under the windows of Leonora, one of the queen's ladies in waiting, whom he loves. Meanwhile, Ferrando, the captain of the guard, keeps his men awake by narrating a terrible happening of 15 years ago: an old woman, accused of casting the evil eye over the count's brother, was burnt at the stake. The subsequent disappearance of the boy, followed by the discovery of a child's skeleton in the ashes, led to the conclusion that the woman's daughter, who was present at the burning, had thrown him into the flames to avenge her mother. She was never found, but Ferrando swears that he would recognize her. As he relates how the witch has continued to haunt the castle, the soldiers are seized with superstitious terror.
Scene 2: The palace gardens
Leonora does not love the count, but the troubadour Manrico. As she waits for him she tells her companion Inez how she first saw him at a tourney and loved him. She rejects Inez's warning of the dangers of her infatuation. They retire and the count appears, his lovelorn musings interrupted by the sounds of Manrico's lute and serenade. In the dark Leonora mistakenly embraces the count, Manrico reproaches her and she explains the error.
The count confronts Manrico, not only as his rival, but as a follower of the rebellious Count of Urgel; and they rush off to fight a duel.
Act II – The gypsy
Scene 1: A gypsy encampment in Biscay
As the gypsies sing and work at their anvils, Azucena broods on the fate of her mother, burned as a witch. She explains the circumstances to Manrico (who had left her at an early age to pursue his ambitions and was thus ignorant of the story), going on to tell him how she had intended to avenge her mother by burning the count's son, but had become confused and killed her own child instead. In answer to Manrico's puzzled question about his identity, she assures him that he is indeed her own son - the horrible memory caused her mind to wander and she did not know what she was saying. She reminds him that she has always loved him and has just nursed him back to health after he was wounded in a battle against the count's forces. The battle had taken place just after the duel in which Manrico had spared the count's life, as a voice from heaven seemed to command him. Azucena urges him to strike without hesitation if the occasion arises again. A message is brought that Leonora, believing Manrico dead, is about to enter a convent. Brushing aside Azucena's pleas that he is too weak to travel, he rushes off to prevent Leonora from taking the veil.
Scene 2: Outside the convent
The count has come to abduct Leonora, but Manrico's followers defeat him and rescue her.
Act III – The gypsy’s son
Scene 1: Outside the fortress of Castellor
As the count lays siege to the fortress, which is under Manrico's command, Azucena is found wandering near the camp and brought to the count, accused of spying. Ferrando recognizes her as the woman responsible for the death of the count's brother and in terror she cries to Manrico to save her. Realizing that she is Manrico's mother, in addition to her crime, the count prepares to execute her.
Scene 2: Inside the fortress
Manrico and Leonora are preparing for their wedding when Ruiz brings the news that Azucena is about to be burnt at the stake. Manrico rushes off to rescue her, explaining to Leonora that his mother's claims outweigh hers.
Act IV – The execution
Scene 1: The Aliaferia palace
Ruiz brings Leonora to the tower where Manrico is imprisoned, having been captured in his vain attempt to save Azucena. Monks intone the miserere as Manrico laments that death is slow in coming. Leonora pleads with the count for Manrico's life, offering herself in exchange. As he joyfully accepts her bargain, she takes poison, intending to leave him only her dead body.
Scene 2: Inside the dungeon
Manrico soothes Azucena, who is terrified at the idea of fire, and she falls asleep comforted by the idea that they will soon return to their mountain home.
When Leonora tells Manrico that he is free, he suspects the price she has paid and upbraids her, realizing only as she collapses at his feet, that she is dying to save him. The count appears as she breathes her last, and realizing that he has been deceived, orders Manrico's immediate execution. Azucena wakes too late to prevent this, but is able to avenge her mother by telling the horrified count with her dying breath that he has just killed his brother.
- Thu 11th:
Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening With Puccini [Recorded]
Operatic superstar Jonas Kaufmann is no stranger to the big screen, and in 2015 he makes his highly anticipated solo cinematic debut with this concert film and documentary. Shot on location in Italy, the film features Jonas' critically acclaimed Puccini concert from La Scala, Milan and includes all of Puccini's most loved tenor arias including 'Nessun dorma'. The cameras also go behind the scenes and follow Jonas around Milan as he talks about what it takes to be the world's greatest tenor and why Puccini's music is so special to him.
- Fri 12th:
Renoir: Reviled and Revered - [Recorded] - Exhibtion On Screen 2015/2016 Season
He is one of the most fiercely debated artists and yet one of the most influential. Picasso collected more Renoirs than any other artist. Matisse revered him. Monet too. He was an artist that was instrumental in creating the Impressionist movement and then totally rejected it and went in a completely new direction - with extraordinary results. The Barnes Collection in Philadelphia has more Renoirs than any other gallery in the world and it's there that the search begins to tell the remarkable story of this remarkable artist.
- Tue 16th:
Dr. Feelgood and Eddie and the Hot Rods - 2016 Concert Tour
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970's Dr Feelgood has become one of the most popular live rhythm and blues acts in the world. Dr Feelgood have enjoyed a string of hit singles in many countries including "Milk & Alcohol", "Down at the Doctors", "Roxette", "She's a wind up" and "See you later Alligator".
The last album to feature Lee Brilleaux, "Down at the Doctors", was recorded live on Canvey Island at the band's own music bar just two months before he died. Lee's final wish was for the band to carry on and so it was decided to continue.
The current line-up of the band is led by their drummer Kevin Morris, and features Steve Walwyn on lead guitar, Phil Mitchell on bass and charismatic vocalist, Robert Kane.
- Sat 20th:
As You Like It (Live) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season
Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
- Thu 25th:
Nights On Broadway - The Bee Gees Story
You can't see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see 'Nights on Broadway' and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb.
Known also as 'The Irish Bee Gees', all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, JBlack. Having originated and sold out theatres in Ireland, the show is now touring in the UK.
'Nights On Broadway' presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over 4 decades from the 60s to the 90s. The full live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers which define the show.
This is a totally live concert experience which prides itself on musical, in particular vocal authenticity, while the accompanying costume changes compliment the show to give audiences a truly original feeling.
As well as their live theatre performances, the band have appeared on each of Ireland's national television stations (RTE, TV3, TG4). Late in 2012 they joined forces with UK Musical Director JBlack who specialises in tribute show development ("The Stones", "JBlack sings Bob Dylan", "Real Diamond", "Garfunkel and Simon"). He has refined the music and the structure of the show to enhance the orchestration allowing the beauty of the three voices of principal characters to shine.
Whether you favor the golden era of the 60s, the dance floor hits of the 70s, the comeback hits of the 80s & 90s or the string of hits they wrote for various artists along the way, this show has something to entertain everyone from the novice to the most discerning fan.
- Sat 27th:
The Car Man - Matthew Bourne's Production
A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet's popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies. The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960's America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge. Lez Brotherston's epic design, Chris Davey's evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne's vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a powerful and uncompromising vision of small-town America.
- Wed 2nd:
The Magic Flute (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season
Live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD. The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. Mozart's timeless classic explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno must overcome a series of trials in order to rescue the princess Pamina from the grasp of the manipulative Queen of Night. This is a fantastically theatrical and imaginative staging from Complicite Theatre's artistic director Simon McBurney where live sound effects and breathtaking animations help bring this captivating tale to life. 'A wonderfully original Magic Flute' Daily Express The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music-making of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina. 'Startling humour and theatrical wizardry' The Observer The Magic Flute is sung in English with subtitles.
- Wed 9th:
The New Jersey Boys Oh What a Night!
The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The New Jersey Boys, based in Plymouth, take their audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times - The Four Seasons. This choreographed show, featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the talented all round entertainer Gary Gould, is a clever mixture of tight vocal harmonies, superb solo spots and light comedy.
The packed two set programme includes all the hits such as Sherry, Big Girls don't Cry, Walk Like a Man and many more. This is a wonderful opportunity to see where it all began when four boys from New Jersey, USA invented their own unique sound which became a world - wide success. Early booking is recommended for this show which consistently sells out at venues across the UK.
- Fri 11th:
Legally Blonde: The Musical - Presented by RAOST
Legally Blonde The Musical was an international major hit with 3 triumphant years in the West End and winner of 7 major awards including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards). This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you've got! Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends, she learns that its so much better to be smart than just a party girl.
Iolanta / The Nutcracker - Live - Opera National De Paris
Directed for the stage by Dmitri Tcherniakov, this exceptional program combines all the talents of the Paris Opera and offers an opera and a ballet in a single evening: Tchaikovsky originally intended Iolanta and The Nutcracker to be staged together. However, since their debut performance at Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre in 1892, they have been presented separately.
The composer found inspiration for his opera in Danish playwright Henrik Hertz's work recounting the romantic story of Iolanta, the blind daughter of King René. Protected by her father in his Provençal château, the princess ultimately regains her sight before marrying the gallant knight Vaudémont. The Nutcracker is based on a tale by Hoffmann adapted by Alexandre Dumas. This "fairy-tale ballet" recounts the adventures of young Clara one Christmas night, during which the nutcracker she has been given leads her into a magical world.
In collaboration with stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov and conductor Alain Altinoglu, five choreographers - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Edouard Lock, Benjamin Millepied, Arthur Pita and Liam Scarlett -will each work on a specific passage of the ballet. The role of Iolanta will be sung by Sonya Yoncheva and the Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet will perform The Nutcracker.
Like a two-sided mirror reflecting the dreams of a composer who took refuge in the realms of the imaginary, the Paris Opera is reviving the original diptych. Alain Altinoglu conducts and Dmitri Tcherniakov stages this production that symbolizes the link between opera and ballet.
- Thu 17th:
Boris Gudunov (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky's historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer's vision of Pushkin's play about Tsar Boris Godunov - who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605 - was too much for the management of the Imperial Theatres, who demanded changes that were incorporated in the second version of the opera, in which Boris finally had its premiere in 1874.
Many commentators, nevertheless, prefer the integrity of the original, which makes few concessions to operatic conventions. Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel's assumption of the title role - one of the most complex characters in opera - while John Graham-Hall appears as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.
- Mon 21st:
Alice in Wonderland
Join Alice on a magical adventure through Wonderland this Easter as she meets your favourite characters, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and of course Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.
From start to finish, this fantastic production will have you in fits of laughter as the cast deliver fast paced comedy routines for both young and old, alongside telling you the story of this this much loved Lewis Carroll classic.
Featuring a professional cast, beautiful scenery and dazzling costumes you can't miss this Panto style show for the whole family! Remember the date and don't be late!
Giselle (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet's title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death.
For the ballerina this is a role of two contrasting halves: in Act I she must appear naïve and artless, her dancing alive with an earthy enthusiasm; in Act II she transforms into light and air, her dancing so ethereal as to seem weightless. In Peter Wright's production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty.
- Wed 6th:
The Big V - Britain's Biggest Variety Spectacular!
Britain's biggest variety spectacular is coming to The Regal Theatre! A whirlwind of circus, dance, song, magic and more, featuring a line-up of sensational stars. From the circus world you may see acrobatics, tap dancing jugglers or hula hooping contortionists. We might be joined by a mysterious magic mind reader or a top comedy musical act. Put all this alongside our stunning resident showgirl dancers and you are guaranteed a night of thrills, laughs and amazement for all the family! Plus, there is a chance to be a part of the show! We offer a spot on stage to a lucky local star to show off their talent. If you are a singer, comedian, dance troupe or dancing dog and think you have what it takes, visit our Facebook page 'TheBigVShow' to enter!
- Sat 9th:
Monet to Matisse: Painting The Modern Garden - Exhibtion On Screen 2015/2016 Season
Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London. From the exhibition walls to the beauty of artist gardens like Monet's Giverny, we take a magical journey to discover how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas.
- Tue 12th:
Dreamboys 2016 UK Tour
After a massive sold out 2015 UK Tour, The Dreamboys are back with a brand new Show and UK Tour for 2016!
The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male glamour show, perfect for a girls’ night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on some of the UKs biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Pineapple Dance Studios, Loose Women, This Morning and The Only Way Is Essex and massive sold out Worldwide Tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys have earned themselves the title of the only male strip group in history to have celebrity status.
If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, then look no further then these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed 2 hour Show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more!!!
This is one action packed night of Music, Muscle, Magic and Mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss!!!
Rich Hall - 3:10 to Humour
“Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work” – The Guardian
“captivating and brilliant… ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause” – Sunday Mirror
Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries ‘Rich Hall’s Continental Drifters’, ‘Rich Hall’s The Dirty South’’ and ‘How The West Was Lost’.
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian who's plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.
“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” – Scotland On Sunday
“Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon” – The Sun
Rich has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on ‘Stand Up For The Week’ (Channel 4), ‘QI’ (BBC1/2), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC1), ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1), ‘Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive’ (BBC4), ‘Rich Hall’s Gone Fishing’ (BBC4), ‘Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee’ (BBC2) ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2) and his most recent BBC4 documentary 'Rich Hall's Californian Stars'.
‘Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else’ – The Scotsman
“Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better” - STV
Other strings to his bow include writing for The David Letterman Show, which he won two Emmy’s for and was the inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons. Rich is also an accomplished author, he has released three books, Magnificent Bastards, I Blame Society and Things Snowballs, all released by Abacus Books. Hall has also released two very successful stand-up DVD’s in 2001 and 2009 through Universal Pictures UK.
Rich Hall’s latest audio CD ‘Waitin’ on a Grammy’ is available to buy on CD and download now from http://store.offthekerb.co.uk
- Sat 16th:
Lucia Di Lammermoor (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers... It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera's most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and is regarded as one of Donizetti's finest works.
The opera has not been seen at the Royal Opera House in more than a decade, so this new production by Katie Mitchell will be a particularly important and exciting event. The title role will be sung by Diana Damrau, an expert in the coloratura repertory, while American tenor Charles Castronovo takes on that of her secret lover, the reckless and passionate Edgardo.
- Mon 25th:
Rigoletto - Live - Opera National De Paris
During a party at the Duke’s palace in Mantua, the Duke brags of his romantic conquests. He surveys his court to choose a woman with whom to pass the night and selects the Countess Ceprano. Rigoletto, the hunchbacked court jester, mocks her cuckolded husband. Marullo reveals that Rigoletto has a secret lover whom he goes to see each night. Together with the Count of Ceprano, they decide to kidnap the woman. The Count of Monterone enters, demanding justice for the honor of his daughter, who was seduced by the Duke. Rigoletto insults him, and Monterone curses the Duke and Rigoletto. Rigoletto is very troubled by the curse, and fears for the safety of his daughter, whom he has kept carefully hidden from the courtiers.
On his way home, the jester meets Sparafucile, an assassin who offers him his services, but Rigoletto declines. He returns home and greets Gilda, his daughter, the woman the court mistakenly suspects of being his lover. When Rigoletto leaves, the Duke bribes Gilda’s governess, and presents himself to Gilda as a poor student named “Gualtier Maldè.” He declares his love for Gilda, whose beauty he admired in church. He hears footsteps, and escapes. The courtiers approach and trick Rigoletto into helping them kidnap Gilda.
The courtiers tell the Duke that they have abducted Rigoletto’s lover and that she is enclosed in the Duke’s bedchamber. He realizes that it is Gilda, and excitedly goes to her. The jester confronts the courtiers, and astonishes them by saying that they have kidnapped his daughter (not his lover.) A bed-tousled Gilda enters. Alone with her father, she confesses her love for the Duke. As Monterone is being taken to the dungeon, Rigoletto vows vengeance on the Duke who has ruined his daughter.
Rigoletto has brought Gilda to Sparafucile’s inn to show her the real nature of the man she loves. The Duke, once again incognito, flirts with Sparafucile’s sister, Maddalena. Gilda laments his faithlessness, but still loves him. Rigoletto sends her home, disguised as a boy in order to avoid notice. Rigoletto then hires Sparafucile to kill the Duke. According to their agreement, Sparafucile will kill the Duke and deliver him in a sack to the jester. However, his sister wants to save the handsome young man. Therefore, they decide to kill the first person to appear at the inn, in order to deceive the hunchback. Gilda, having heard everything, knocks at the inn’s door, ready to die in order to save the man she loves. She enters the inn, and is stabbed. Sparafucile gives Rigoletto the sack with the corpse, but in the distance, the Duke can be heard singing. With horror, the hunchback discovers that Gilda is in the sack; she dies, asking for his forgiveness, and Rigoletto remembers Monterone’s curse.
- Tue 26th:
The Stones - Europe's No. 1 Tribute to The Rolling Stones
The Stones bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert, with a front man who looks, sounds, feels and moves like Mick Jagger himself, a young Keith Richards who lives in the 1970's, and a band that kicks out the music with the same loose but tight feel of the Rolling Stones. The greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World.
If you like the Rolling Stones you will need to see and hear this band.
- Sat 7th:
Frankenstein (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley's gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, it inspires Scarlett to explore the very depths of human nature and our need to find acceptance and a place in the world.
For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.
- Wed 18th:
Strictly Musical Fever
Strictly Musical Fever is an electric celebration of musical theatres finest shows, from Broadway to West End favourites - this show will have you singing along and dancing in your seat from start to finish.
Delivered by a cast of professional singers and dancers, the show features beautiful costumes and dazzling choreography whilst paying tribute to your favourite shows in an evening of first class entertainment.
Strictly Musical Fever is simply not to be missed!
- Sat 4th:
Hamlet (Live) - Royal Shakespeare Company 2016 Season
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.
Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.
Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.
- Wed 8th:
Werther (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season
Based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther's hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man... The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, - small wonder that Werther is often considered to be the composer's finest work.
The Royal Opera's Music Director Antonio Pappano returns to conduct film, theatre and opera director Benoît Jacquot's classic production. Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as Werther, alongside Joyce DiDonato, who sings her first Charlotte (one of the great French mezzo roles) in this staging.
- Mon 27th:
Romeo and Juliet - Live - Branagh Theatre Company (From the Garrick Theatre London)
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy. A longstanding feud between Verona's Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict. Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.
- Thu 7th:
A Night of Dirty Dancing - The Ultimate Tribute Show - 2016 UK Tour
No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.
Recast and re-scripted for 2016, it’s all down to Kellerman’s end of season show. Revel in the moments you loved, the memories you made and music that’s resonated throughout the years: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.
Don’t be the one sitting in the corner. Immerse yourself in the timeless, theatrical treat. Take a trip back to the summer of ’63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance.
Please note this show is not affiliated with ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ currently on tour in the UK and worldwide.
Promoter reserves the right to alter programme
“The main man Johnny Castle (Darius J James) showed off Patrick Swayze’s snake-hips moves.” Catherine Watts, Ipswich Star
“The jam-packed stage show lived up to all expectations with laughter, fun and frolics galore” Leona Greenan, Hamilton Advertiser
“No dirt, but plenty of dancing. . . a fast-moving, slickly-choreographed treat” John Pettitt, Keighly News
“I, along with many others, were only too happy to be taken on a trip back to the summer of ’63 to have a brilliant evening full of entertainment” Shirley Bartynek, Hamilton Advertiser
- Sat 23rd: