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The Greatest Showman (TBC)

"TheGreatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth ofshow business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Inspiredby the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tellsthe story of P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a visionary who rose from nothing tocreate a circus that became a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwidesensation. The pedigree of this show is impeccable, with songs from  Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and JustinPaul (“La La Land”) and starring turns from Academy Award nominee MichelleWilliams , Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

19/01/2018 To 25/01/2018
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Lover For A Day (15)

French with English Subtitles

After a devastating breakup, the only place twenty-three-year old Jeanne (Esther Garrel) has to stay in Paris is the small flat of her father, Giles (Eric Caravaca). But when Jeanne arrives, she finds that her father’s new girlfriend has moved in too: Arianne, a young woman her own age. (Louise Chevillotte) Each is looking for their own kind of love in a city filled with possibilities.

Fresh from being awarded the SACD prize from the French Writers and Directors Guild in Cannes, Critics are calling the film “Alluring and very elegantly crafted”, ”delectable” and “A bittersweet, and intoxicating study of relationships in flux”
19/01/2018 To 26/01/2018
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Fri, Jan 19
17:45
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The Greatest Showman (TBC) - Subtitled

"The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a visionary who rose from nothing to create a circus that became a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The pedigree of this show is impeccable, with songs from  Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring turns from Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams , Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

20/01/2018 10:45
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10:45
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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.

23/01/2018 14:00
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Hostiles (15)

Captain Blocker (Christian Bale) is a an habitually ruthless oppressor of the Native American peoples, who has been ordered to accompany dying Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi)  to his homeland on the Valley of the Bears. On the way, the party comes across Rosalie (Rosamund Pike), a pioneer woman whose entire family has been brutally slaughtered by Commanches and Blocker takes it upon himself to be her protector and lead her to safety.

This mournful and persistently powerful Western is set in a world of beauty, tears and blood and director and writer Scott Cooper uses this to examine the nature of toxic masculinity and the violence by which the west was won, with devastating effect.

26/01/2018 To 01/02/2018
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Molly's Game (TBC)

The true story of Molly Bloom(Jessica Chastain), a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba), who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Written by and directed by Aaron Sorkin ,in his directorial debut, Molly’s Game is a peek behind the scenes of the world of illegal gambling and the celebrities, athletes and mobsters who stand to lose everything, if Molly’s poker face cracks.

26/01/2018 To 01/02/2018
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Fri, Jan 26
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Molly's Game (TBC) - Subtitled

The true story of Molly Bloom(Jessica Chastain), a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally,unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba), who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Written by and directed by Aaron Sorkin ,in his directorial debut, Molly’s Game is a peek behind the scenes of the world of illegal gambling and the celebrities, athletes and mobsters who stand to lose everything, if Molly’s poker face cracks.

01/02/2018 17:45
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Thu, Feb 1
17:45
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Darkest Hour (PG)

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

 

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King (Ben Mendelsohn), and his own party plotting against him ,Churchill must with stand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

02/02/2018 To 08/02/2018
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All the Money in the World (TBC)

After a young John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) is kidnapped by an organized crime regime, his devoted mother, Gail (Michelle Williams),desperately attempts to convince his wealthy grandfather, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When he refuses, Gail allies herself with Getty's business manager and former CIA operative Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg) to set her son free and convince Getty to change his mind before it's too late.

02/02/2018 To 08/02/2018
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Fri, Feb 2
17:45
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Darkest Hour (PG) - Subtitled

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

 

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King (Ben Mendelsohn), and his own party plotting against him ,Churchill must with stand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

03/02/2018 10:45
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10:45
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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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Downsizing (15)

Breaking News: Norwegian scientists have discovered how to shrink humans to 5 inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small, but with one catch: the procedure cannot be reversed.

 

People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to become small and move to a new downsized community—a choice that triggers life-changing adventures, only for Paul to realize that Audrey backed out at the last second. Paul must now figure out how to start over his life in a completely different world.

09/02/2018 To 15/02/2018
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14:00
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Jupiter's Moon (TBC)

Hungarian with English Subtitles

 

A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan(Zsombor Jéger)  can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by Dr Stern(Merab Ninidze) , intent on exploiting his extraordinary secret.

 

Pursued by enraged camp director Laszlo (György Cserhalmi) , the fugitives remain on the move in search of safety and money. Inspired by Aryan's amazing powers, Stern takes a leap of faith in a world where miracles are trafficked for small change.

 

Using the fantastical to look at and critique the experience of illegal immigrants, director Mundruczo’s film is a sumptuous visual feast with brains behind it.

09/02/2018 To 15/02/2018
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Fri, Feb 9
17:45
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Downsizing (15)- Subtitled

Breaking News: Norwegian scientists have discovered how to shrink humans to 5 inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small, but with one catch: the procedure cannot be reversed.

 

People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to become small and move to a new downsized community—a choice that triggers life-changing adventures, only for Paul to realize that Audrey backed out at the last second. Paul must now figure out how to start over his life in a completely different world.

10/02/2018 10:45
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Sat, Feb 10
10:45
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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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A Woman's Life (12A)

French with English Subtitles

 

Jeanne (Judith Chemla) returns from convent school,back to the family chateau where she helps her father, Baron Simon-Jacques(Jean-Pierre Darroussin), in the garden, and takes strolls with her mother Adélaïde (Yolande Moreau). When the dashing Viscount Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud) comes for her hand, the young woman imagines her future path will be rosy.  However such a life is not to be her’s, as we see her grown from young womanhood to old age.

Based of Guy de Maupassant’s classic French novel, the director’s use of  time shifts and stark lighting contrasts throughout the film mean by the film’s end, audiences will feel as if they’ve seen one of the rare visualizations of a 19th-century novel that doesn’t merely follow a plot but captures rare depths of character.

16/02/2018 To 22/02/2018
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Fri, Feb 16
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The Post (TBC)

Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) is the first femalepublisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help fromeditor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), Graham races to catch up with The New YorkTimes to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans threedecades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome theirdifferences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bringlong-buried truths to light.

 

The film is a tale of political corruption andjournalistic fear and integrity, which despite its period setting has manyparallels to the Trumpian/post-Brexit world we live in today.

16/02/2018 To 21/02/2018
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Fri, Feb 16
17:45
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The Post (TBC) - Subtitled
17/02/2018 10:45
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Sat, Feb 17
10:45
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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
19:00
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Loveless (15)

Russian with English Subtitles

Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov). Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears. But is this a usual case of teenage disappearance or something else?

23/02/2018 To 01/03/2018
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Fri, Feb 23
14:00
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Journey's End (TBC)

March 1918 : Jimmy Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) has left school to join up and is ecstatic to be joining his hero Stanhope’s ‘C’ Company. What he doesn’t realise is that Stanhope’s company will be in the line for six days and nights and the Germans are planning a big push. Adding to the struggles of life in the trenches, Stanhope (Sam Clafin) is mentally disintegrating under the pressure of wartime command.

Based on the classic play, written by war veteran RC Sherriff in 1928, at a time when public opinion was daring to question the purpose of the Great War, Sherriff never claimed to be anti-war, saying that he simply wrote what he knew and had experienced in the trenches. Whatever the sentiment, Sherriff had written a classic and now a new generation can experience this moving and challenging story on the big screen.

23/02/2018 To 01/03/2018
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Fri, Feb 23
17:45
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Journey's End (TBC) - Subtitled

March 1918 : Jimmy Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) has left school to join up and is ecstatic to be joining his hero Stanhope’s ‘C’ Company. What he doesn’t realise is that Stanhope’s company will be in the line for six days and nights and the Germans are planning a big push. Adding to the struggles of life in the trenches, Stanhope (Sam Clafin) is mentally disintegrating under the pressure of wartime command.

Based on the classic play, written by war veteran RC Sherriff in 1928, at a time when public opinion was daring to question the purpose of the Great War, Sherriff never claimed to be anti-war, saying that he simply wrote what he knew and had experienced in the trenches. Whatever the sentiment, Sherriff had written a classic and now a new generation can experience this moving and challenging story on the big screen.

24/02/2018 10:45
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Sat, Feb 24
10:45
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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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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (15)

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

02/03/2018 To 08/03/2018
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20:15
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (15) - Subtitled

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

03/03/2018 10:45
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Sat, Mar 3
10:45
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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
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20/03/2018 19:15
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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
19:00
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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
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Handel's Messiah

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. 

Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists.

The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus’s life and death with all humanity.

Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage),‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

28/03/2018 19:15
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Wed, Mar 28
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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Wed, Apr 4
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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
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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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Event Cinema: An American In Paris

This breathtakingly beautifulTony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winningMGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City ofLight’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, andshow-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-starreviews from critics, An American inParis is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

 

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautifulyoung dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romanceof art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

 

Experience this “trulyravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your localcinema.

16/05/2018 To 23/05/2018
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Wed, May 16
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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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Thu, Jun 21
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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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Wed, Jul 18
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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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Wed, Sep 12
19:00
Cinema
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