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Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas

Music composed by: Irving Berlin

Screenplay: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna

Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen


1954 Romantic Comedy. Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!


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 22 Dec 20172:00pm Book Now

Paddington 2 (PG)

Paddington 2

Director: Paul King

Writers: Michael Bond ("Paddington Bear" created by), Jon Croker (additional material)

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw


Animation, Adventure, Comedy


Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.



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

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


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Friday 5 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now
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Tawai - a Voice from the Forest (U)

Tawai - a Voice from the Forest

Directors: Bruce Parry, Mark Ellam (co-director)

Writers: Véronique Cabois, Tamara Colchester (story editor)

Stars: Bruce Parry, Ingrid Lewis, Jerome Lewis



Explorer Bruce Parry travels the world, living with indigenous peoples, delving deeper then ever on a journey into the heart of our collective human conscience.

Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from peoples living lives very differently to our own.

From the jungles of Malaysia to the the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is the result of a four-year exploration to find a deeper understanding of indigenous peoples and how their way of life can benefit those in the industrialised world - providing a powerful voice that must be heard before it is completely lost.


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

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


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Friday 12 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Breathe (12A)

Breathe

Director: Andy Serkis

Writer: William Nicholson (screenplay)

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville


Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE is an inspirational and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.


Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa in 1958. Contrary to all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability.  Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.


Against the odds, Robin’s illness gave him new purpose - fighting tirelessly for the rights of disabled people - and his pioneering work had a huge impact on mobility and access for the severely disabled.



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

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


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Saturday 13 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Earth - One Amazing Day (U)

Earth - One Amazing Day

Directors: Peter Webber, Lixin Fan, Richard Dale

Film series: Earth film series

Cast: Robert Redford

Nominations: PGA Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures


From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humour, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights how every day is filled with more wonders than you can possibly imagine- until now.


'Thanks to breakthroughs in filmmaking technology, the film promises to bring you up close and personal with its cast of colourful characters.  Crews used ultra high-definition cameras and drones to get the highest quality shots as they travelled around the world gathering footage. Among the stars of the show are a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river and a penguin who undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family.' (Daily Mail)


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

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Friday 19 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Murder on the Orient Express

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writers: Michael Green (screenplay by), Agatha Christie (based upon the novel by)

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer,


Kenneth Branagh brings Agatha Christie's best-selling novel back to the big screen as he directs and stars alongside a first class cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman and Josh Gad.


What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told when a high profile passenger is murdered. Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect.


Luckily, the greatest detective/moustache-grower in the world, Hercule Poirot (Branagh) is on the case, as he races to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.



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

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


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Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job

Director: Peter Collinson

Screenplay: Troy Kennedy Martin

Music composed by: Quincy Jones

Stars: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill


1969 classic heist movie. As the Mini Coopers rock from side to side along a sewage tunnel, with £4 million in gold bullion in their boots and Quincy Jones's infectious score swinging away in the background, ask yourself this: is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job?


The cast of this chirpily patriotic movie is led by Michael Caine, reprising his Alfie persona as Charlie Croker, a dollybird-friendly criminal who inherits a plan to rob the FIAT factory in Turin by causing the world's largest traffic jam.

But if Caine embodies Sixties cool, his presence is deliciously counterbalanced by the old-world charm of Noël Coward as Mr Bridger, the urbane, royalty-obsessed crimelord who treats his prison as his castle.


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 26 Jan 20182:00pm Book Now

Lost in Paris (12A)

Lost in Paris

Directors: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel

Languages: English, French

Screenplay: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel

Stars: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva


Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona's (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon's work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.



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

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

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Friday 26 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Director: Paul McGuigan

Writers: Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay), Peter Turner (based on the memoir by)

Stars: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Stephen Graham, Jamie Bell and Annette Bening  


Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a 2017 American-British film directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Peter and is a biographical drama in which the American actress Gloria Grahame falls in love with a man from Liverpool.


'A tremendous central duo breathe life into Paul McGuigan’s endearing retelling of the real-life romance between a struggling young actor and Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame' (Gaurdian)



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

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Saturday 27 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Human Flow (12A)

Human Flow

Director: Ai Weiwei

Music composed by: Karsten Fundal

Cinematography: Christopher Doyle

Nominations: Golden Lion, Grand Jury Prize

Cast: Ai Weiwei

Screenplay: Ai Weiwei, Tim Finch, Boris Cheshirkov, Chin-Chin Yap


More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.


This movie, a testament to the power of seeing, provides a long and uncommonly vivid look at a human crisis that’s changing the face of our planet.

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal



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

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Friday 2 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

Molly's Game (15)

Molly's Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Writers: Molly Bloom (book), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner


Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, 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, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

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Saturday 3 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

Battle of the Sexes (12A)

Battle of the Sexes

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Writer: Simon Beaufoy

Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough


The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.



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

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


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Friday 9 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by: Benedict Andrews

Starring: Brian Gleeson; Richard Hansell; Colm Meaney; Sienna Miller; Jack O’Connell; Lisa Palfrey; Michael J. Shannon; Hayley Squires

Distributor: National Theatre Live


Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Starring Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.


On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?


"This thrilling revival directed by Benedict Andrews burns bright enough to scorch"  NY Times


★★★★ "A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted"  Sunday Times


★★★★ "Jack O’Connell impressively weaves between withdrawal and outbursts of violence"  The Financial Times


Tickets: Adult £15, Student £12

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Thursday 22 Feb 20187:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Music composed by: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Conrad Salinger

Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse


1954 Fantasy romance MGM Musical. Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson), two American pals on a Scottish hunting trip, get lost in the woods and come upon the magical village of Brigadoon. Rising out of the Scottish mist only once every 100 years, and only for one day, Brigadoon is an enchanted place where life is simpler and easier, untouched by the worries of the modern world. When Tommy falls for beautiful villager Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse), he must decide whether to stay or to return to his life.


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 23 Feb 20182:00pm Book Now

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle (12A)

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle

Director: Jake Kasdan

Writers: Chris McKenna (screen story by), Chris McKenna (screenplay)

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart


Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.


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

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


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Saturday 24 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

National Theatre Live Julius Caesar (12A)

National Theatre Live Julius Caesar

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Writer: William Shakespeare

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Morrisse


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare


Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic.


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) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.


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


Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student £12

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Thursday 22 Mar 20187:00pm 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 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.



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 20187:15pm Book Now

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (12A)

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Dance Screening (recorded at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2017)

Followed by live Q&A with choreographer Matthew Bourne

Running time 150 minutes (incl. Q&A)


Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.


This special dance screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas.



Director & Choreographer – Matthew Bourne

Set & Costume Design – Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer – Neil Austin

Sound Designer – Paul Groothuis

Music composed by Sergei Prokofiev


Tickets: Adult £12.50, Student and Under 16 £10

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Tuesday 15 May 20187:00pm 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