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Nostalgic Cinema: Fantasia (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Fantasia

Directors:        James Algar, Ben Sharpsteen, Wilfred Jackson, more

Characters:        Mickey Mouse, Soloist in 'Ave Maria', Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Percussionist, Violinist

Music composed by:        Ludwig van Beethoven, Leopold Stokowski, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Schubert, Amilcare Ponchielli


Fantasia (1940), a Disney animated feature-length "concert" film milestone, is an experimental film integrating eight magnificent classical musical compositions with enchanting, exhilarating, and imaginative, artistically-choreographed animation. The conceptual framework of the individual pieces embraces such areas as prehistoric times, the four seasons, nature, hell/heaven, the themes of light vs. darkness and chaos vs. order, dancing animals, classical mythology, and legend.


This Disney production was an ambitious experiment to try to popularise classical music, especially by accompanying it with animation. Originally, the film was to consist of only The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment, but it was expanded to include the full anthology of shorts. Other segments, such as Ride Of The Valkyries, Swan of Tuonela, and Flight of the Bumblebee were storyboarded but never fully animated, and thus were never put into production for inclusion in future Fantasia-style releases.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 28 Jul 20172:00pm Book Now

Vikings (PG)

Vikings

Discover the Viking world in this major exhibition – the first at the British Museum for over 30 years.


Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.


This special British Museum cinema event offers an exclusive private view of the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend– the first exhibition about the Vikings at the museum for 30 years. Introduced by former British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and presented by the celebrated broadcasting historians Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes, the exhibition is brought to life by curator Gareth Williams, alongside experts on Viking ships and swords, burial and beliefs, language and legacy. With demonstrations, stunning close-up photography of the Viking objects in the exhibition and a torch-lit burial staged in the grounds of the museum, Vikings from the British Museumis a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped modern lives across four continents including North America. An exclusive, expertly guided tour of the British Museum's new blockbuster Vikings exhibition.


There are plenty of surprises in store as we learn how they created a complex international trading network covering four continents. We also discover our direct connections to the Vikings through language, poetry, names, place names and even our DNA.


The exhibition and cinema feature focus on the core period of the Viking Age, from the late 8th century to the early 11th century.  The extraordinary Viking expansion from the Scandinavian homelands during this era created a cultural network with contacts from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic, and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. Warfare and warrior identity are at the centre of what it meant to be a Viking and contact with other lands was often violent. Objects include recently excavated skeletons from a mass grave of executed Vikings in Dorset, armour and and weapons. But there is also fine jewellery, sculpture and metalwork which was traded as well as raided across the globe.



Tickets: Adults £10 / Students/Child £8

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Friday 28 Jul 20177:00pm Book Now

Annie

Annie

Presented by Honiton Commnity Theatre Company


Directed by Sally Cregan & Alex Jackson

Musical Director: Ian Crew


Annie, the world’s favourite family musical comes to The Beehive, as Honiton Community Theatre Company return with their acclaimed summer musical. Following the success of Urinetown and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, you can bet your bottom dollar Annie is a surefire hit.


Featuring the unforgettable songs Tomorrow, Hard Knock Life and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, Annie tells the story of our favourite New York orphan and her search to find her parents.


Put together by the same creative team that brought you Urinetown - “an absolute little gem!” (NODA 2016) - and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - “Strong and tight with gorgeous harmonies.” (NODA 2015), Annie is the perfect show for all the family this summer.


Plus get 25% off children’s tickets booked before 31 May 2017


Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 £8


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Wonder Woman (12A)

Wonder Woman

Director: Patty Jenkins

Writers: Allan Heinberg (screenplay), Zack Snyder (story by)

Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright


Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 11 Aug 20177:30pm Book Now

Despicable Me 3 (U)

Despicable Me 3

Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Andy Nyman, Trey Parker, Pierre Coffin,


Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.


After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Saturday 12 Aug 20173:00pm Book Now
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Hokusai (PG)

Hokusai

Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists.


This fascinating new cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, rated PG, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.


Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.


Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling, this is the first UK biography of Japan’s greatest artist. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K Ultra HD video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of digital art history.


Hokusai spent his life studying and celebrating our common humanity as well as deeply exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a protective presence and potential source of immortality. He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his constant striving for perfection in his art.


Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and other Impressionists, is the father of manga and the only painter with his own emoji.



Tickets: Adults £12.50, Student £10

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Friday 18 Aug 20177:00pm Book Now

A Dogs Purpose (PG)

A Dogs Purpose

Director: Lasse Hallström

Writers: W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay), Cathryn Michon (screenplay)

Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton


A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar).


As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 19 Aug 20177:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Casablanca (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Casablanca

Director:        Michael Curtiz

Writers:        Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein

Stars:                Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid


In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's.


Casablanca went on to win three Academy Awards – Best Picture, Director (Curtiz) and Adapted Screenplay (the Epsteins and Koch) – and gradually its reputation grew. Its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 25 Aug 20172:00pm Book Now

Dunkirk (12A)

Dunkirk

Director: Christopher Nolan

Music: Hans Zimmer

Production company: Warner Bros.

Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

Stars: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh


400,000 Allied soldiers were trapped on the beach at ‘Dunkirk’, surrounded by the German army in the early days of the Second World War. And they needed to be evacuated.


France had been overrun, and the Allied army had been defeated and trapped. In a desperate effort to save the troops, more than 800 boats – from military ships to tiny civilian fishing boats – came to help with the evacuation that would become known as the Miracle of Dunkirk.


Christopher Nolan brings his vision to ‘Dunkirk’, one of the defining events of the 20th Century, starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 25 Aug 20177:30pm Book Now
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The Beguiled (15)

The Beguiled

Director: Sofia Coppola

Writers: Sofia Coppola (written for the screen by), Thomas Cullinan (novel)

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning



Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 2 Sep 20177:30pm Book Now

The Eskies + support: The Leylines

The Eskies + support: The Leylines
Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen’s clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality. Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek.

The Eskies have brought this unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide, sullying soirees and lowering inhibitions of get togethers and social occasions wherever they have ventured.

Their debut album ‘After The Sherry Went Round’ is in shops now and is also available for download from iTunes.

“Like a wagon storming the citadel, The Eskies’ brand of gothic-tinged gypsy-folk swaggers out of the speakers with intent.” – Hot Press Magazine

“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent

''Think Gogol Bordello if they'd stumbled, naked and raving, out of the Dublin mountains rather than Eastern Europe.'' - Craig Fitzpatrick, Hot Press

Support: The Leylines

Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door (Standing with some seating available)

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Friday 8 Sep 20178:00pm Book Now

THE BRUBECK PROJECT

THE BRUBECK PROJECT

The Neil Maya Quartet


Let this superb quartet, immerse you in the cool sounds of one of the world’s greatest Jazz bands - The Dave Brubeck Quartet.


For many people, the sound of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take 5’ is the sound of jazz. This popular American pianist and composer who died just a few years ago did more than perhaps anyone, to bring jazz into the popular mainstream.


The Totnes based musician Neil Maya is collaborating with some of the finest musicians in the South West to authentically reproduce the best known Dave Brubeck recordings such as ‘It’s a Raggy Waltz’, ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, ‘Unsquare Dance’ and of course ‘Take 5.  


The band, features the outstandingly talented young jazz pianist Matt Carter, from Honiton, playing Dave Brubeck’s challenging compositions, along with Nick Carter on drums, Kevin Sanders on double Bass and Neil himself on alto saxophone.


This dynamic quartet has been touring to packed venues with this fantastic project for the last eighteen months and has now recorded an excellent live CD and DVD of ‘The Brubeck Project’ which is also available for purchase.


Performing mainly Dave Brubeck Quartet originals the band will also play one or two of their own compostions and standards.


So expect a great night of some of the best known and coolest jazz on the planet. You won’t be disappointed.



To find out more about the quartet check out www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk


Tickets: Adult £8 in advance, £10 on the door, Student/U16 £5

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Friday 15 Sep 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: The Magic Flute

Royal Opera Live: The Magic Flute

Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.

Starring: Pamina: Siobhan Stagg, Tamino Mauro Peter, Papageno: Roderick Williams, Sarastro: Mika Kares, Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe


Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.


Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.


Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…


Sung in German with English subtitles


THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46



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Wednesday 20 Sep 20177:15pm Book Now

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

His wonderful Tower of Songs -  stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual


This concert forms part of a highly successful and critically acclaimed tour of 350 venues and has been performed to over 100,000 people.


 

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!..

 

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.


Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released just weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

 

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

 

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’   The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine


 

Tickets £14


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Saturday 23 Sep 20177:30pm Book Now

Black Sabbath: The End of the End (12A)

Black Sabbath: The End of the End

Pre-recorded concert which includes Cinema exclusive content


The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour - bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.


The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. Since their beginnings in 1968, they created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, going on to influence bands all over the world – an influence which is still felt to this day.


The End of The End is the story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. Fans are taken into the heart of the action, up close and personal with the band on stage as they perform genre-defining hits, from Iron Man to Paranoid to War Pigs, amongst others. Sabbath also took the opportunity to spend some time in the studio, delivering a unique performance of some of their favourite songs.


This film gives fans an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other, with both individual and group recollections from Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.


The band’s loyal following spans generations and this is the opportunity for fans, young and old, to come together and see the boys from Birmingham doing what they do best, almost 50 years after they started. This is the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.



Tickets: £11
Accessible seating available by calling the box office.


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Thursday 28 Sep 20178:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Carousel (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Carousel

Director:        Henry King

Writers:        Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron

Stars:                Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell


1956 ‧ Fantasy/Romance. Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter. Based on the lauded Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, this film follows the romance of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a pretty worker from a nearby mill. When the attractive young couple gets married, they also both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. When Billy finds out that Julie is pregnant, he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits


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Friday 29 Sep 20172:00pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: La Bohème

Royal Opera Live: La Bohème

Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Director:        Richard Jones

Designer:        Stewart Laing

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano


PUCCINI’S PASSIONATE OPERA IS CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO AND STARS A SUPERB YOUNG CAST INCLUDING NICOLE CAR, MICHAEL FABIANO AND MARIUSZ KWIECIEŃ, IN A NEW PRODUCTION BY RICHARD JONES


When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì,

a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But

their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo

learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group

of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart

Laing’s spectacular setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas.

It was first performed in Covent Garden in

1897 and has had more than five hundred

performances there since.


DETAILS

THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46



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Tuesday 3 Oct 20177:15pm Book Now

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

"A completely top night out" – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

"The musicianship is tight and intense" – Songlines

"High octane stuff…Would liven any party and keep the floor full" – fRoots


Sheelanagig have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys sure know how to get a party started.


Putting both groove and stomp into a selection of traditional and original European folk music dating from the medieval times to present day, it’s difficult – nay, impossible – for your limbs to remain stationary when you’re within earshot of them in full flight.


The fact that they’ve often play with a knowing wink shouldn’t obscure their impeccable technique, virtuoso-standard ability that raises the roof in every place they play. Expect fun, a lot of laughs and some great music.



Support TBC

Tickets: £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door (standing with some seating)

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Friday 6 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

Ferocious Dog + support: Black Water County

Ferocious Dog + support: Black Water County

“Without doubt Ferocious Dog are one of the best bands on the UK folk punk circuit as they brought Rock City to life with their stomping, energetic sound. Not only are they one of the most hardworking bands around, but as their fans will testify, they are also one of the most approachable” – Nottingham Post. Kevin Cooper


Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. The songs are deeply personal and their fans can really identify with the words.


Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard, playing just about everything with strings, bring a huge amount of intricacy to the breakneck pace of their songs. Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander hold things together brilliantly, and with Ken Bonsall’s lyrics and sheer likability, you have a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances.



"Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).


Support band: Black Water County


Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face



Tickets: £15 in advance, £17 on the door (standing)

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Friday 13 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge play music that draws influence from rock 'n roll, gypsy jazz, ragtime, New Orleans music, and theatre. A unique blend of reggae, ska and funk to ragtime and gypsy punk. Front man Jas Delorean boasts not only an incredible voice, but also some supreme ragtime piano skills and more than a few belting trombone solos.


The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt. A six-piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time fairgrounds to modern day circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.


The band was a 'PRS for Music' featured artist in 2010, and in 2011 was named by Metro as one of their "Top 10 Acts To See" at Glastonbury Festival. The band has also performed at the Wickham Festival and Isle of Wight Festival.


"A Tankus the Henge live experience is something to behold. Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe.

High on energy, and deep on soul, Tankus the Henge launch into their live show like a band possessed." Looe Music



Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door (standing)

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Friday 20 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Ballet Live: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Choreography:        Christopher Wheeldon

Music:                Joby Talbot

Conductor:        Koen Kessels

Alice:                Lauren Cuthbertson


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.


At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…


Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.


The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Monday 23 Oct 20177:15pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobsons Choice (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobsons Choice

Director:        David Lean

Writer:           Wynyard Browne, David Lean, Norman Spencer

Stars:                Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Prunella Scales, Richard Wattis


1953 Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance.

Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), a British widower, is the overbearing owner of a shoe shop. His three daughters -- Alice, Vicky and Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) -- work for him and all are eager to get out from under his thumb. When the headstrong Maggie announces she intends to marry Henry's best employee, Will (John Mills), father and daughter engage in an intense showdown. As Maggie works on launching a competing business, she also helps her sisters free themselves of their domineering father.



Tickets £3.50p Free tea and biscuits





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Saturday 28 Oct 20172:00pm Book Now

Flanders and Swann Recaptured

Flanders and Swann Recaptured

Join us for an evening of fabulous nostalgia and hilarity.  The mood and events of the 1950s and 60s are revisited with the songs of Flanders & Swann.


Flanders and Swann were a British comedy duo. Actor and singer Michael Flanders and composer, pianist, and lyricist Donald Swann collaborated in writing and performing comic songs. They first worked together at a school revue in 1939 and eventually wrote over a hundred comic songs together.



Two Blokes and a Piano, acknowledged as leading exponents of Flanders & Swann, bring you such favourites as The Hippopotamus Song, The London Omnibus, The Gnu and many others.  With additional songs by Stilgoe and Skellern plus Kit and the Widow.  


Tickets £10, seated.

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Saturday 18 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

Mawkin

Mawkin
Down Among The Dead Men Tour

Supported by Nick Hart - English folk singer, guitarist, melodeon and concertina player

Mawkin is one of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe.

Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) all underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) and a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums.

**** Invigorating, Highly Inventive – Q Magazine

**** Unapologetically Energetic – Songlines Magazine

**** Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite – The Guardian

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Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Friday 24 Nov 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Choreography:        Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music:                Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Designer:        Julia Trevelyan Oman

Performed by:        The Royal Ballet

Conductor:        Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy:        Lauren Cuthbertson


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.


The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.


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.


THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46



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Tuesday 5 Dec 20177:15pm Book Now

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DAVID MYNNE performs Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Joy to all mankind... Bah!

Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. Bah!

Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts (wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last. Bah!

Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets. Bah!

Yes, the team that brought you Great Expectations, Dracula and The Odyssey will now take you on a grim journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London, where Ignorance and Want cower together...

...and hopefully a few laughs. Bah!

Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens' timeless, transformative story: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Bah! Bah!

David Mynne is a founder member of Cornwall’s legendary Kneehigh Theatre.


The show is 75min plus 15 min interval.

Suitable for adults and children age 8+


Tickets Adults: £8/ Student/Child: £6 Family of 4: £22

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Thursday 7 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan
If you read the Guardian or the Daily Telegraph or if you travel with Rough Guides or watch TV ads then you probably know several of this extraordinary band. Tim Dowling (banjo) writes a very popular & totally hilarious, weekly column in the Guardian’s Saturday supplement while the other Tim (Jepson mandolin) is a former Telegraph travel columnist with several Rough Guides to his credit and affable and entirely eccentric frontman James Studholme runs one of the country’s leading film production co's and produced that wonderful John Lewis Christmas ad. Together, this group of London media friends got together out of a joint love of American music.

Police Dog Hogan, first formed in 2009, has evolved over the years into a tight-knit eight-piece band combining guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, trumpet, keyboards, bass and drums to create an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk and rocking bluegrass.

The band regularly plays to sell-out audiences up and down the country. After more than 300 live shows they’ve become a serious and ambitious musical venture that marries a devotion to touring and the presentation of consummate live performances with an utter dedication to song writing and recording.

Police Dog Hogan are:
James Studholme - lead vocals, guitar
Eddie Bishop - violin
Tim Dowling - banjo
Tim Jepson - mandolin
Don Bowen - bass
Michael Giri - drums
Shahen Galichian - accordion, harmonica
Emily Norris - trumpet

"One of our favourite new bands" The Telegraph

“Wonderful!” BBC Radio 2

"Police Dog Hogan were good – actually, they were excellent." The Sunday Times

“One of my bands to watch – great songs, great musicians, and their live shows are really, really good fun.” DJ Johnnie Walker

Tickets: £15 (seated) Doors open 7.30pm

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Friday 8 Dec 20178:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR I THE AGE OF ANXIETY

NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

THREE BALLETS


Choreography:        Wayne McGregor

Music:                Leonard Bernstein

Conductor:        Koen Kessels

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.


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 performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Director:        Phyllida Lloyd

Designer:        Anthony Ward

Music:                Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano

Macbeth:        Željko Lučić


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.


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.


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 performance lasts about 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Wednesday 4 Apr 20187:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.


Choreography:        Kenneth MacMillan

Music:                Jules Massenet

Conductor:        Martin Yates

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan’s profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.


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.


Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux 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.


The performance lasts about 2 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46



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Thursday 3 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

CHOREOGRAPHY MARIUS PETIPA AND LEVIVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.


Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but 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 contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.


The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46




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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm Book Now