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The Death of Stalin (15)- Subtitled

Theinternal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic formin a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director ArmandoIannucci (In the Loop, Veep)

In thedays following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle forcontrol; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have moresinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately tryingto remain alive.

A filmthat combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death ofStalin has an international all-star cast of Michael Palin, Steve Buscemi,Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, AndreaRiseborough, Paddy Considine and Simon Russell Beale.

18/11/2017 10:30
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10:30
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NT Live: Follies

StephenSondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the firsttime at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrowthe iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their finalperformance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songsand lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in thisdazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’sdirected by Dominic Cooke (TheComedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards,Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

18/11/2017 14:00
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Sat, Nov 18
14:00
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Jungle (15)

From the acclaimed director of Wolf Creek, Jungle is the gripping survival-thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, based on the terrifying true story of three backpackers getting lost in the depths of the Amazon.

Young Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) leaves a safe future behind to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest. When he and two fellow adventurers meet the charismatic Karl Ruchprecter and follow him into the jungle, what begins as the realization of a dream soon turns into a harrowing psychological fight for survival.

 

18/11/2017 To 23/11/2017
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The Death of Stalin (15)

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep)

In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle fo rcontrol; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin has an international all-star cast of Michael Palin, Steve Buscemi,Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine and Simon Russell Beale.

18/11/2017 To 23/11/2017
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Breathe (12A)

Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio.

Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering;transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

24/11/2017 To 30/11/2017
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Marshall ( 15)

As thenation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends ThurgoodMarshall (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a blackchauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault andattempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a highprofile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partneredwith Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad), a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried acase.

ThurgoodMarshall became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in 1967 butyears before in this early part of his career he was just a lawyer, battlingprejudice and bigotry, inside and outside of the courtroom.

24/11/2017 To 30/11/2017
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17:45
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Breathe (12A) - Subtitled

Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio.

Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering;transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

25/11/2017 10:30
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Sat, Nov 25
10:30
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Oscar Wilde Season: A Woman of No Importance
28/11/2017 19:15
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Tue, Nov 28
19:15
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Murder on the Orient Express ( TBC)

Hercule Poirot(Kenneth Branagh) boarded the Orient Express hoping for an uneventful journey but  Poirot is approached by Ratchett, (JohnnyDepp) an American businessman. Ratchet claims his life is in danger and wants Poirot’s assistance. Despite offers of increasingly substantial sums of money,Poirot declines Ratchett's proposal

The next morning whilst the train is marooned in a large snow drift, Ratchett is found murdered. Everyone on-board is a suspect from the Russian Princess (Judi Dench) to the Governess (Daisy Ridley) to the Maid(Olivia Coleman). Who is the murderer? Can Poirot uncover them before they strike again? Who will survive this fateful trip?

01/12/2017 To 14/12/2017
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14:00
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The Killing of A Sacred Deer (TBC)

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife (NicoleKidman) and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (BarryKeoghan), a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin's intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

 

This is a disquieting tale from the singular vision of The Lobster director YorgosLanthimos, sure to stay with you long after the credits have faded.

01/12/2017 To 06/12/2017
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Fri, Dec 1
20:30
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Murder on the Orient Express (TBC) - Subtitled

Hercule Poirot(Kenneth Branagh) boarded the Orient Express hoping for an uneventful journey but  Poirot is approached by Ratchett, (JohnnyDepp) an American businessman. Ratchet claims his life is in danger and wants Poirot’s assistance. Despite offers of increasingly substantial sums of money,Poirot declines Ratchett's proposal

The next morning whilst th etrain is marooned in a large snow drift, Ratchett is found murdered. Everyone on-board is a suspect from the Russian Princess (Judi Dench) to the Governess (Daisy Ridley) to the Maid(Olivia Coleman). Who is the murderer? Can Poirot uncover them before they strike again? Who will survive this fateful trip?

02/12/2017 10:30
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Sat, Dec 2
10:30
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The Royal Ballet Present "The Nutcracker"

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

05/12/2017 To 23/12/2017
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19:15
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NT Live: Young Marx
07/12/2017 To 09/12/2017
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19:00
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (TBC)
08/12/2017 To 14/12/2017
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Fri, Dec 8
14:00
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The Florida Project (15)
08/12/2017 To 14/12/2017
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20:30
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Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool (TBC) - Subtitled
09/12/2017 10:30
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Sat, Dec 9
10:30
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (TBC)
15/12/2017 To 22/12/2017
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Fri, Dec 15
17:45
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Good Time (15)
15/12/2017 To 22/12/2017
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Fri, Dec 15
20:20
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Good Time (15) - Subtitled
16/12/2017 10:30
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Sat, Dec 16
10:30
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (TBC) - Subtitled
23/12/2017 10:30
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10:30
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The Royal Opera present "Rigoletto"

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.

Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

16/01/2018 To 23/01/2018
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The Royal Opera House Presents "Tosca"

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.

Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

07/02/2018 To 14/02/2018
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Wed, Feb 7
19:15
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RSC LIVE: Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twinsare separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strangeland. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia,who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is thespitting image of his twin sister...

ChristopherLuscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company totackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of"the whirligig of time".

14/02/2018 To 21/02/2018
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Wed, Feb 14
19:00
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NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
22/02/2018 To 09/03/2018
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Thu, Feb 22
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The Royal Ballet presents "The Winter's Tale"

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

28/02/2018 To 05/03/2018
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Wed, Feb 28
19:15
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The Royal Opera presents "Carmen"

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

06/03/2018 To 13/03/2018
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Tue, Mar 6
18:45
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NT Live: Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl,Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude,Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) playsCaesar and David Morrissey (The Missing,Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The BridgeTheatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of theirhomes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated éliteconspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on thestreets of the capital.

NicholasHytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greetsCaesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally thatassembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
22/03/2018 19:00
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Thu, Mar 22
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The Royal Ballet Presents "Bernstein Centenary"

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

27/03/2018 To 03/04/2018
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Tue, Mar 27
19:15
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The Royal Opera Presents "MacBeth"

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

04/04/2018 To 10/04/2018
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RSC LIVE: Macbeth

‘Something wicked this way comes’

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meetsthree witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets outon the path to murder.

Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychologicalthriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of NiamhCusack to the Company.

11/04/2018 To 18/04/2018
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Wed, Apr 11
19:00
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The Royal Ballet Presents "Manon"

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

03/05/2018 To 09/05/2018
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The Royal Ballet Present "Swan Lake"

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since1934.This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additionalchoreographyby Artist in Residence LiamScarlett. While remaining faithful to thePetipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of thisclassic ballet, in collaboration with hislong-term designer John Macfarlane. PrinceSiegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swansturns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under aspell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only atnight. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’sfirst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and mostadmired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premierein 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production byMarius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that SwanLake has become part of not only ballet consciousnessbut also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime,symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrastsbetween Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created byIvanov.

 

 

12/06/2018 To 19/06/2018
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Tue, Jun 12
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NT LIVE:Macbeth

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlesslyfighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces ofelemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy,directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road),will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil,Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and LadyMacbeth.

21/06/2018 19:00
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RSC LIVE: Romeo and Juliet

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

18/07/2018 To 25/07/2018
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RSC LIVE: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

12/09/2018 To 19/09/2018
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