What If

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What If

102 min - Comedy; Drama; Romance - 22 Aug 2014

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What If

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What If

102 min - Comedy; Drama; Romance - 22 Aug 2014

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Lets Be Cops

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Lets Be Cops

105 min - Action & Adventure,Comedy - 29 Aug 2014

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Planes: Fire And Rescue

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Planes: Fire And Rescue

84 min - Animation,Kids & Family - 8 Aug 2014

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Earth To Echo

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Earth To Echo

91 min - Action & Adventure - 25 Jul 2014

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

103 min - Drama,Action & Adventure,Mystery & Suspense,Scienc - 29 Aug 2014

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The Nut Job

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The Nut Job

86 min - Comedy,Animation - 1 Aug 2014

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

121 min - Science Fiction & Fantasy - 1 Aug 2014

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The Purge: Anarchy

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The Purge: Anarchy

104 min - Horror - 25 Jul 2014

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Skylight - Encore - National Theatre

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Skylight - Encore - National Theatre

180 min - Theatre Encore - Stage to Screen - 19 Aug 2014

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Lucy

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Lucy

90 min - Action & Adventure - 22 Aug 2014

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Into The Storm

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Into The Storm

89 min - Mystery & Suspense - 22 Aug 2014

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One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

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One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

90 min - Concert Tour - 11 Oct 2014

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How To Train Your Dragon 2

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How To Train Your Dragon 2

102 min - Action & Adventure,Animation,Kids & Family,Science - 11 Jul 2014

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The Expendables 3

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The Expendables 3

127 min - Action & Adventure - 15 Aug 2014

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Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 1 - Deep Breath Plus Live Q&a With Peter Capaldi

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Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 1 - Deep Breath Plus Live Q&a With Peter Capaldi

151 min - Sci Fi; Drama - 23 Aug 2014

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The Unbeatables

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The Unbeatables

98 min - Children Film; Animated - 15 Aug 2014

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Hector And The Search For Happiness

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Hector And The Search For Happiness

120 min - Drama - 15 Aug 2014

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The House Of Magic

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The House Of Magic

86 min - Action & Adventure,Animation,Kids & Family,Art Hou - 25 Jul 2014

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The Inbetweeners Movie 2

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The Inbetweeners Movie 2

96 min - Comedy - 6 Aug 2014

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

131 min - Drama,Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 17 Jul 2014

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Central Cinema, Torquay

01803 380001

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Current Films & Showtimes

The Expendables 3

Rated 12A
The Expendables 3

The Expendables film series continues with this third entry featuring everyones favorite aging mercenaries, this time directed by Red Hills Patrick Hughes. 

August
Thu 21st Please be aware that one of the Performances on this Day is presented with SUBTITLES, for the Hard of Hearing. Mouse over Performance Times to Check Which One. ALL customers are welcome in any event
Sun 24th Please be aware that one of the Performances on this Day is presented with SUBTITLES, for the Hard of Hearing. Mouse over Performance Times to Check Which One. ALL customers are welcome in any event

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3D How To Train Your Dragon 2

Rated PG
3D How To Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chiefs son, who must capture a dragon in... Read more »

DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chiefs son, who must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe. 

August

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How To Train Your Dragon 2

Rated PG
How To Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chiefs son, who must capture a dragon in... Read more »

DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chiefs son, who must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe. 

August

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

Rated 12A
Guardians Of The Galaxy

Marvel Studios expands their cosmic presence on the big screen with this adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series. Nicole Perlman provides the script. 

August

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The Inbetweeners Movie 2

Rated 15
The Inbetweeners Movie 2

Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday.Directors:Damon Beesley, Iain Morris Writers:Damon Beesley, Iain Morris Stars:Larissa Jones, Joe Thomas, James Buckley

August

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Planes: Fire And Rescue

Rated U
Planes: Fire And Rescue

Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel to Disneys Planes. 

August

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Hector And The Search For Happiness

Rated 15
Hector And The Search For Happiness

Hector Simon Pegg is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara Rosamund Pike , he feels like a fraud: he hasnt really tasted life, and yet hes offering advice... Read more »

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasnt really tasted life, and yet hes offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. 

August

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What If

Rated 15
What If

Medical school dropout Wallace has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. He meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben, and they form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the... Read more »

Medical school dropout Wallace has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. He meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben, and they form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

August
Wed 20th Special Advance Screening
Thu 21st Special Advance Screening

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Lucy

Rated 15
Lucy

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks... Read more »

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. 

August

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The House Of Magic

Rated U
The House Of Magic

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

August

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The Nut Job

Rated U
The Nut Job

Animated THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly voiced by Will Arnett , a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and... Read more »

Animated THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure. 

August
Thu 28th Please be aware that one of the Performances on this Day is presented with SUBTITLES, for the Hard of Hearing. Mouse over Performance Times to Check Which One. ALL customers are welcome in any event

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Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 1 - Deep Breath Plus Live Q&a With Peter Capaldi

Rated PG
Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 1 - Deep Breath Plus Live Q&a With Peter Capaldi

The feature-length first episode of the new series of Doctor Who lands this August in cinemas, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara. Set in Victorian London, episode one, Deep Breath, reunites the newly regenerated... Read more »

The feature-length first episode of the new series of Doctor Who lands this August in cinemas, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara.

Set in Victorian London, episode one, Deep Breath, reunites the newly regenerated Doctor and returning companion Clara with series regulars and fan favourites, Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax.

The episode is directed by Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Jekyll)

Producer: Nikki Wilson

Executive Producers: Brian Minchin & Steven Moffat

Announced Cast:

The Doctor – Peter Capaldi

Clara – Jenna Coleman

Madame Vastra – Neve McIntosh

Jenny Flint – Catrin Stewart

Strax – Dan Starkey

In Cinemas and on BBC One – 23rd August 2014

August
Sat 23rd Please note, the doors of the auditorium will be open by 19.30hrs and a pre programme of forthcoming Film & Event Cinema Trailers will be shown until 19.44hrs, when the exclusive to Cinemas programme starts, with the Episode starting at 19.50hrs BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment to this most anticipated new Episode of the Doctor Who Series

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3D Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Rated 18
3D Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Millers visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Millers classic stories with new tales, the towns... Read more »

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Millers visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Millers classic stories with new tales, the towns most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Millers 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLERS SIN CITY. (c) Dimension Films

August
Mon 25th Special Advance Screening
Tue 26th Special Advance Screening
Wed 27th Special Advance Screening
Thu 28th Special Advance Screening

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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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A Streetcar Named Desire - Live - National Theatre - Young Vic Production

Rated 12A
A Streetcar Named Desire - Live - National Theatre - Young Vic Production

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson The X-Files, The Fall as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster... Read more »

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

September

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Billy Elliot The Musical - Live

Billy Elliot The Musical - Live

Live from London’s West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time. Based on the Academy Award sup ® sup  nominated film first released in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical has... Read more »

Live from London’s West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time.

Based on the Academy Award®  nominated film first released in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London’s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world, winning over 80 theatre awards along the way including Tony Awards® and 5 Olivier Awards.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

The original creative team behind the film, including writer Lee Hall (book & lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer, Peter Darling, is joined by music legend Elton John (music) to produce a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

September
Sun 28th Special LIVE Performances of this Award Winning West End & Broadway Musical Theatre Masterpiece. Please note Doors Open 30 minutes before the advertised performance time - Book Early to Avoid Disappointment!

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One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

Rated TBC
One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

The biggest band in the world and global pop superstars, One Direction, bring their epic ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas all around the world. Across one un-missable weekend this October, join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis for... Read more »

The biggest band in the world and global pop superstars, One Direction, bring their epic ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas all around the world.

Across one un-missable weekend this October, join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis for their first ever full One Direction concert experience on the big screen. 

Recorded at Milan’s iconic San Siro stadium, experience the concert, featuring all of One Direction’s biggest hits, plus a 15 minute never before seen interview with the band cut with exclusive backstage tour footage, all in true high definition and 5:1 surround sound.

October

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Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 15
Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire , Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch 12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into... Read more »

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

October
Thu 30th ENCORE, due to Public Demand! Last time to see this award winning Theatre - Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature
Mon 3rd ENCORE, due to Public Demand! Last time to see this award winning Theatre - Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature

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JOHN - Live - National Theatre

Rated 18
JOHN -  Live  - National Theatre

JOHN  contains adult themes, language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs . Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television,... Read more »

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+.

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

December
Tue 9th JOHN - Contains adult themes, strong language & nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

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Treasure Island - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Live - National Theatre

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

Suitable for 10 years +

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

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

January
Thu 22nd Treasure Island is suitable for children of 10yrs plus - A Great Family & Adult Treat from the National Theatre

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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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Treasure Island - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Encore - National Theatre

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

Suitable for 10 years +

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

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

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

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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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