Pompeii

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Pompeii

105 min - Drama,Action & Adventure,Mystery & Suspense - 2 May 2014

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Pompeii

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Pompeii

105 min - Drama,Action & Adventure,Mystery & Suspense - 2 May 2014

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Tarzan

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Tarzan

95 min - Action & Adventure,Animation,Kids & Family,Comedy - 2 May 2014

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The Amazing Spider-man 2

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The Amazing Spider-man 2

143 min - Drama,Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 18 Apr 2014

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Transcendence

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Transcendence

120 min - Drama,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 25 Apr 2014

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The Quiet Ones

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The Quiet Ones

98 min - Horror - 11 Apr 2014

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Divergent

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Divergent

140 min - Action, Adventure, Romance - 4 Apr 2014

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Plastic

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Plastic

102 min - Action, Comedy, Crime - 2 May 2014

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

136 min - Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 28 Mar 2014

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The Love Punch

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The Love Punch

95 min - Art House & International,Comedy - 18 Apr 2014

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The Winters Tale - Live - Royal Opera House

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The Winters Tale - Live - Royal Opera House

180 min - LIVE BALLET - 28 Apr 2014

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Noah

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Noah

138 min - Drama,Classics - 4 Apr 2014

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Driving Miss Daisy Plus Live Q & A With Angela Lansbury

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Driving Miss Daisy Plus Live Q & A With Angela Lansbury

130 min - Play plus Live Q & A - 25 May 2014

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Vikings - Live - From The British Museum

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Vikings - Live - From The British Museum

90 min - EXHIBITION - 24 Apr 2014

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Rio 2

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Rio 2

102 min - Animation,Kids & Family - 4 Apr 2014

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The Other Woman

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The Other Woman

110 min - Comedy - 25 Apr 2014

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Current Films & Showtimes

The Other Woman

Rated 12A
The Other Woman

After realizing she is not her boyfriends primary lover, a woman teams up with his wife and plots mutual revenge.

April
Wed 23rd Special Advance Screening
Thu 24th Special Advance Screening

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The Amazing Spider-man 2

Rated 12A
The Amazing Spider-man 2

For Peter Parker, life is busy, between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can't come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen's... Read more »

For Peter Parker, life is busy, between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can't come quickly enough.

Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away - but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

April
This film contains a sequence of flashing lights that may affect vulnerable viewers

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Vikings - Live - From The British Museum

Vikings - Live - From The British Museum

This special event offers an exclusive private view of the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend in the company of world experts, presented live in your local cinema. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and presented by historian and... Read more »

This special event offers an exclusive private view of the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend in the company of world experts, presented live in your local cinema. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and presented by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood, the exhibition will be brought to life by curators

Gareth Williams and Tom Williams, alongside experts on Viking ships and swords, burial and beliefs, language and legacy.

The exhibition is the first on the Viking world at the British Museum for over 30 years. Audiences will discover new ideas about the Vikings – people who were not just deadly raiders and pillagers but also peaceful traders, who sailed the seas of the world and whose thought- world was full of living gods of poetry and war.

Swords and axes, coins and jewellery, hoards, amulets and religious images show how Vikings created an international network connecting cultures over four continents.

At the centre of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long warship, the longest ever found. The Viking ship was a marvel of engineering and during the live broadcast craftsmen from the National Maritime Museum

will construct the prow of a great Viking ship, to show what made these vessels so spectacular – built for speed, endurance and deadly beauty.

A replica sailing ship will be installed in front of the Museum a dramatic Viking burial.will be staged as night falls.

Through our languages, our poetry, names and place names – even in our DNA – we can see how many of us can be connected across time to the Vikings.

With demonstrations, stunning close-up photography of the Viking objects in the exhibition and a live, torch-lit burial in the grounds of the Museum, the broadcast of Vikings Live will be a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped our modern lives.

April

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Rated 15
The Grand Budapest Hotel

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery... Read more »

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. 

April

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Rio 2

Rated U
Rio 2

The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel Anne Hathaway ,... Read more »

The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. 

April

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Frozen

Rated PG
Frozen

Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, Frozen is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff... Read more »

Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, "Frozen" is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Annas sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. 

April

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The Winters Tale - Live - Royal Opera House

The Winters Tale - Live - Royal Opera House

Following his delightful full-length ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Christopher Wheeldon continues his highly successful collaboration with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot to create his first ballet based on a Shakespeare play, the late romance The Winter’s Tale.... Read more »

Following his delightful full-length ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Christopher Wheeldon continues his highly successful collaboration with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot to create his first ballet based on a Shakespeare play, the late romance The Winter’s Tale. The story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet through remorse and regret – and after a statue comes miraculously to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. It is powerful material for ballet, with a story that allows for the portrayal of intense emotions between and within the characters, and the opportunity for the Company to create not just new central characters but the whole world around them.

Starring
Cast to be confirmed
 
Composer
Joby Talbot
 
Conductor
David Briskin
 
Choreographer
Christopher Wheeldon
 
Production Information
A new production from The Royal Ballet
Running time to be confirmed
Start time 7.15pm BST

April

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King Lear - Live - National Theatre

King Lear - Live - National Theatre

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale Timon of Athens, Collaborators in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between... Read more »

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

May

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Henry IV: Part I - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry IV: Part I - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters.... Read more »

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war.

Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters.

As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff.

With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne. 

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff. He is joined by Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. Jasper returns following his performance as Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade (2011), Alex returns to the RSC following his recent credits in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cardenio and The City Madam (2011).

May

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King Lear - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 12A
King Lear - Encore - National Theatre

King Learby William Shakespeare Academy Award winner Sam Mendes James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale Timon of Athens, Collaborators in the title role of Shakespeares tragedy. An aged king decides to... Read more »

King Learby William Shakespeare Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeares tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lears world descends into chaos.

May
Fri 16th 10.00hrs - General Public & School Performance (Schools Bookings - Please see News Item for how to book)

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 12A
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time - Encore - National Theatre

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne... Read more »

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

May

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Driving Miss Daisy Plus Live Q & A With Angela Lansbury

Driving Miss Daisy Plus Live Q & A With Angela Lansbury

The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play stars two of the world’s greatest living actors - five-time Tony Award® and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Earl Jones, alongside four time Tony... Read more »

The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play stars two of the world’s greatest living actors - five-time Tony Award® and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Earl Jones, alongside four time Tony Award® winner Boyd Gaines.

It tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. An iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship, the play has warmed the hearts of millions of theatregoers worldwide. The production was filmed at The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia in 2013.

The event will be broadcast from the BFI Southbank in London. The Q&A will provide an insight in to Angela’s motivations for doing the play and look back at her incredible career in film and on the stage.

May

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Driving Miss Daisy - Encore

Driving Miss Daisy - Encore

The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play stars two of the world’s greatest living actors - five-time Tony Award® and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Earl Jones, alongside four time Tony... Read more »

The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play stars two of the world’s greatest living actors - five-time Tony Award® and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Earl Jones, alongside four time Tony Award® winner Boyd Gaines.

It tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. An iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship, the play has warmed the hearts of millions of theatregoers worldwide. The production was filmed at The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia in 2013.

The event will be broadcast from the BFI Southbank in London. The Q&A will provide an insight in to Angela’s motivations for doing the play and look back at her incredible career in film and on the stage.

June
This screening DOES NOT include the Q&A with Angela Lansbury

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A Small Family Business - Live - National Theatre

A Small Family Business - Live - National Theatre

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval . A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it... Read more »

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

June

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Benvenuto Cellini - Live - English National Opera

Benvenuto Cellini - Live - English National Opera

Unseen in London for many years, and never previously at ENO, Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini is forged anew at the London Coliseum by director Terry Gilliam and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner - the identical pairing responsible for the company's award-winning... Read more »

Unseen in London for many years, and never previously at ENO, Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini is forged anew at the London Coliseum by director Terry Gilliam and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner - the identical pairing responsible for the company's award-winning The Damnation of Faust in 2011.

That production unleashed Gilliam's inexhaustible imagination as a storyteller of the first order, and Benvenuto Cellini offers this theatrical showman an equally rich canvas simply begging for his special flair.

With its stunning visual and musical set pieces such as the Mardi Gras carnival, Berlioz's first completed opera is based on the autobiography of celebrated 16th-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini.

Two entwined plots - Cellinis love for Teresa and his triumphant fulfilment of a commission to cast a bronze statue of Perseus - provide the framework for some of Berlioz's most vibrant, swashbuckling and tender music, against a plot of thwarted love, elopment, intrigue, disguise, mistaken identity, secular merry-making and sacred ceremony.

A stellar cast has been assembled for this significant new production, led by rising tenor Michael Spyres in the title role, with the stunning soprano Corinne Winters (last season's acclaimed Violetta) as Cellini's lover, Teresa. ENO favourite Willard White returns to the company to add Pope Clement VII to his already extensivelist of roles.

June

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Henry IV: Part II - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry IV: Part II - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. br br Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule.... Read more »

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface.

Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops.

Amongst the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets.

As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff. He is joined by Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. Jasper returns following his performance as Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade (2011), Alex returns to the RSC following his recent credits in A Midsummer Night's DreamCardenio and The City Madam(2011).

June

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Manon Lescaut - Live - Royal Opera House

Manon Lescaut - Live - Royal Opera House

This early Puccini masterpiece, Manon Lescaut, makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine... Read more »

This early Puccini masterpiece, Manon Lescaut, makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.

Starring
Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman and Maurizio Muraro
 
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
 
Conductor
Antonio Pappano
 
Director
Jonathan Kent
 
Production Information
A new production from The Royal Opera
Opera in four acts
Sung in Italian
Running time to be confirmed
Start time 6.45pm BST

June

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Ghosts - West End Theatre Series

Ghosts - West End Theatre Series

The West End Theatre Series is delighted to present Richard Eyre’s spell-binding adaptation Independent of GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen. Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best Revival, GHOSTS transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios following a sell-out run at... Read more »

The West End Theatre Series is delighted to present Richard Eyre’s "spell-binding" adaptation (Independent) of GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen.

Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best Revival, GHOSTS transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios following a sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre.

Helene Alving (Lesley Manville) has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald (Jack Lowden), the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving’s dissolute life.

Winner of Best Director for Richard Eyre at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and Best Actress for Lesley Manville at the Critic’s Circle Awards, this is a "powerfully moving" (Metro) production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Giving a "magnificent performance" (Guardian), Lesley Manville (Grief, Another Year) leads the cast in Richard Eyre’s "compellingly vibrant" (Evening Standard) adaptation.

5 Stars "Lesley Manville gives the performance of her life" - Sunday Telegraph

5 Stars "A masterpiece. Richard Eyre's new version has glories too many to list" - The Times

The Almeida Theatre production of GHOSTS was captured live in High Definition by Digital Theatre at Trafalgar Studios during the production’s strictly limited West End season. The West End Theatre Series is produced by Digital Theatre and distributed by CinemaLive.

Runtime: approx 95 minutes (no interval)

June

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Andre Rieu - 10th Anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert

Andre Rieu - 10th Anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2014 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 19th July, as part of a global cinema event In 2013, André’s Maastricht Concert broke... Read more »

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2014 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 19th July, as part of a global cinema event

In 2013, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office records for the highest grossing opening weekend for an Artists music concert and we would love for you all to join in to help us once again set a new record for Event Cinema.

This year is the 10th Anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht! Be prepared for emotions to soar, during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year as the maestro puts on a magnificent spectacle during this very special anniversary edition of his much-loved concerts.

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age. Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe, who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!

July

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The Two Gentlemen Of Verona - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Two Gentlemen Of Verona - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia... Read more »

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl.

Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.

With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.

This is the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.

September

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Medea By Euripides - Live - National Theatre

Medea By Euripides - Live - National Theatre

Medea by Euripides is the first production of the 2014 2015 National Theatre Live Season. Helen McCrory The Last of the Haussmans returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides powerful tragedy, in a new version... Read more »

Medea by Euripides is the first production of the 2014/2015 National Theatre Live Season.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one days grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

September

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Manon - Live - Royal Opera House

Manon - Live - Royal Opera House

Manon Lescaut is a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th-century Paris. Kenneth MacMillan brings Manon’s story vividly to life, with his ballet, which evokes the brutality and decadence described in Abbé Prévost’s infamous novel,... Read more »

Manon Lescaut is a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th-century Paris. Kenneth MacMillan brings Manon’s story vividly to life, with his ballet, which evokes the brutality and decadence described in Abbé Prévost’s infamous novel, as well as the feckless character of Manon herself – torn between love for the poet Des Grieux and her desire for money and attention. The cast of complex characters includes the callous Monsieur GM, the swaggering Jailer, Manon’s roguish brother Lescaut and his coquettish Mistress, but at the ballet’s heart are the duets MacMillan created for Manon and Des Grieux, which are among the most emotionally intense and erotically charged ever choreographed.

Starring

Marianela Núñez and Federico Bonelli

Composer

Jules Massenet

Conductor

Barry Wordsworth

Choreographer

Kenneth MacMillan

Production Information

Ballet in three acts

Running time 155 minutes (approx)

Includes two intervals

October

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I Due Foscari - Live - Royal Opera House

I Due Foscari - Live - Royal Opera House

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco... Read more »

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari (sung by Domingo) and his son, Jacopo (Francesco Meli), who has been brought back from exile to face charges of treason. Jacopo is innocent, but neither the pleas of Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia (Maria Agresta) nor those of his powerful father are enough to save Jacopo from condemnation by the hostile Council of Twelve. This taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and newly presented in an acclaimed staging by the American director Thaddeus Strassberger, which had a much praised premiere in Los Angeles in 2012 and has gone on to further success in Valencia and Los Angeles.

Starring

Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Maria Agresta and Maurizio Muraro

Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Director

Thaddeus Strassberger

Production Information

Opera in three acts

Sung in Italian

Running time 155 minutes (approx)

Including one interval

October

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Lelisir Damore - Live - Royal Opera House

Lelisir Damore - Live - Royal Opera House

Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging, which matches the piece’s perfect blend of sentiment and tomfoolery. Italian conductor and former Jette Parker Young Artist Daniele Rustioni conducts a starry cast. Lucy Crowe takes... Read more »

Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging, which matches the piece’s perfect blend of sentiment and tomfoolery. Italian conductor and former Jette Parker Young Artist Daniele Rustioni conducts a starry cast. Lucy Crowe takes the dazzling soprano lead as Adina, the most sophisticated woman in the village, loved from afar by Vittorio Grigolo’s handsome but shy Nemorino. Nemorino meets a worrying rival in Levente Molnár’s braggart Sergeant Belcore, until the love potion sold to him by Bryn Terfel’s larger-than-life travelling quack, Dr Dulcamara, gives him a powerful dose of courage – with both comic and touching results.

Starring

Vittorio Grigolo, Lucy Crowe, Bryn Terfel and Levente Molnár

Composer

Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor

Daniele Rustioni

Director

Laurent Pelly

Production Information

Opera in three acts

Sung in Italian

Running time 165 minutes (approx)

Includes one interval

November

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Alices Adventures In Wonderland - Live - Royal Opera House

Alices Adventures In Wonderland - Live - 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

December

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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

January

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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).

February

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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

February

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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.

March

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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

March

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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

April

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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

May

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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

June

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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

July

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