Annie!

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Annie!

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

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Annie!

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Annie!

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

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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

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The Nutcracker - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

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The Nutcracker - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

140 min - Ballet - 21 Dec 2014

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Paddington

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Paddington

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

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Dumb And Dumber To

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Dumb And Dumber To

110 min - Comedy - 19 Dec 2014

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Get Santa

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Get Santa

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

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Frozen - Sing-a-long

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Frozen - Sing-a-long

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

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

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

105 min - - 31 Dec 2014

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

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

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Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

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Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

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

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Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

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Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

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

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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

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The Penguins Of Madagascar

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The Penguins Of Madagascar

92 min - Animation - 5 Dec 2014

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Current Films & Showtimes

Frozen - Sing-a-long

Rated PG
Frozen - Sing-a-long

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

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

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

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

The Penguins Of Madagascar

Rated U
The Penguins Of Madagascar

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

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

December

Paddington

Rated PG
Paddington

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

December

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Rated 12A
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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

December

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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

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

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

December

3D The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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

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

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

December

Dumb And Dumber To

Rated 15
Dumb And Dumber To

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

December

Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

Rated U
Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

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

December

Get Santa

Rated U
Get Santa

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

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

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

Rated PG
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

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

December
Tue 23rd 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

Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

Rated U
Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey?

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

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

December

3D Exodus: Gods And Kings

Rated 12A
3D Exodus: Gods And Kings

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

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

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

Exodus: Gods And Kings

Rated 12A
Exodus: Gods And Kings

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

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

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

The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

Rated 15
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

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

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

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

The Theory Of Everything

Rated 12A
The Theory Of Everything

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

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

Into The Woods

Rated PG
Into The Woods

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

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

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

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.

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

Big Hero 6

Rated TBC
Big Hero 6

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

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

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

3D Big Hero 6

Rated TBC
3D Big Hero 6

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

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

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

Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

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

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

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

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

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February
2015

Treasure Island - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Encore - National Theatre

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

Suitable for 10 years +

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

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

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

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.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
March
2015

Behind The Beautiful Forevers - Live - National Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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March
2015

The Hard Problem - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
The Hard Problem - Live - National Theatre

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

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

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

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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April
2015

Man And Superman - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Man And Superman - Live - National Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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May
2015

The Merchant Of Venice - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Merchant Of Venice - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

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

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

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

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

July
2015
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