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Rocketman (15)

Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

Duration: 131 mins.


After the huge success of Bohemian Rhapsody comes this Elton John biopic which follows Elton John's early days. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner he taught himself the piano at 4, went on to become a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and a global super-star. This film takes him to the brink of stardom, his musical parnership with Bernie Taupin and his breakthrough album 'Honkey Chateau' including the 'Rocketman' track which gives the film its name.


Bursting with creativity and innovation, Rocketman promises to be a dazzling picture with big hair, big shoes, big glasses and massive songs but get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

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Saturday 20 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING


By Stefano Massini

Adapted by Ben Power

Directed by Sam Mendes

Duration: 210 minutes with 2 intervals


'An astonishing evening.....an acting masterclass'  Guardian


This smash-hit stage play will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. It returns to the UK following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and Broadway and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Best Actor - joint nomination for Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale (who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons) as well as Best Set Design for Es Devlin.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


***** Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.  The Times


Towering performances from 3 magnificent actors. Whats On Stage


An epic piece of story telling  Time Out


***** I urge you to see this extraordinary theatrical experience Daily Telegraph


***** A theatrical landmark Daily Mail




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Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30

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Thursday 25 Jul 20197:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Sabrina (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Sabrina

Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden


An American romantic comedy-drama film from 1954 directed by Billy Wilder and starring the wonderful Audrey Hepburn with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.


Chauffeur's daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father's rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however their romance is threatened by David's serious older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place.


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, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

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Friday 26 Jul 20192:00pm Book Now

Gloria Bell (15)

Gloria Bell

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Cast includes: Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach, John Turturro

Duration: 112 mins


Gloria Bell the latest from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio, is a remake of his 2013 award-winning Gloria only the action has been transplanted from Santiago to Los Angeles. Julianne Moore reportedly contacted Lelio keen to star in the remake and it is a triumph for her playing the titular character, a fifty-something divorcee negotiating the choppy waters of pre-retirement life. Gloria (Julianne Moore) spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles and soon finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.


“If the world blows up, I hope I go down dancing,” says Gloria. You can’t leave Lelio’s funny, touching and vital film without hoping Gloria’s wish will come triumphantly true.


★★★★★ A glorious celebration of Julianne Moore at her peak. New York Post

★★★★ Engaging & inventive. The Guardian



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

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Friday 26 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

Sometimes Always Never (12A)

Sometimes Always Never

Starring: Bill Nighy, Alice Lowe, Sam Riley

Director: Carl Hunter

Duration 99 mins


Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Bill Nighy (The Bookshop), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship.


Working from a witty and astute script by veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man, Goodbye Christopher Robin), Liverpudlian director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.


A triple score-worthy supporting cast includes Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny.


**** A distinct, articulate pleasure. Bill Nighy is spellbinding - The Guardian



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

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Saturday 10 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (U)

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf


“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”

Piet Oudolf


The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.


Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.


As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth, a gallery and arts centre in Somerset, a garden he considers his best work yet.


Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.


A film akin to the gardens themselves - elegiac. Washington Post


With his floppy silver hair and gentle zeal Oudolf is like a botanical David Attenborough Times


**** Guardian


**** Total Film



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

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Thursday 15 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Men in Black: International (12A)

Men in Black: International

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson

Director: F. Gary Gray

Duration: 125 min


The iconic sci-fi comedy series is back! Now the Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe but so have the villains of the universe. To keep everyone safe, decorated Agent H (Chris Hemsworth - Marvel's Thor) and determined rookie Agent M (Tessa Thompson - Creed, TV's Westworld) join forces - an unlikely pairing that just might work. When aliens that can take the form of any human arrive on Earth, Agents H and M embark on a globe-trotting adventure to save the agency - and ultimately the world - from their mischievous plans.



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Friday 16 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

André Rieu: Shall We Dance? (12A)

André Rieu: Shall We Dance?

THE MUSIC CONCERT CINEMA EVENT OF THE SUMMER!


André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.


This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’


You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.


Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.


Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises.


Shall we dance?


Tickets: £10.30

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Saturday 17 Aug 20197:00pm Book Now

Yesterday (12A)

Yesterday

Starring: Kate McKinnon, Himesh Patel, Lily James

Director: Danny Boyle

Screenplay: Richard Curtis

Duration: 126 min


From Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis comes a British musical comedy about dreams of stardom and unexplained phenomena. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town. His dreams of fame are rapidly fading despite the love and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Until one day, during a mysterious global blackout, a car hits him and he comes round to find that nobody remembers The Beatles – apart from him! Feeling obliged to bring the legendary melodies of the Fab Four back to life, and with a little help from his steely American agent (Kate McKinnon), Jack rises to global stardom faster than you can say, ‘I believe in yesterday.’ But he may have taken on more than he can handle. Great songs and a cameo appearance from Ed Sheeran.


**** A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong. Empire


**** It is directed with dash and gusto by Danny Boyle. Guardian



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

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Friday 23 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Toy Story 4 (U)

Toy Story 4

Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Annie Potts

Director: Josh Cooley

Duration: 110 mins.


The adventures of Woody, Buzz and the gang continue in another rollercoaster of a movie, which promises to pull on the heartstrings and tickle the funny bones of kids and grown-ups alike. Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

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Saturday 24 Aug 20193:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Lady and the Tramp (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Lady and the Tramp

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

Starring: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts


This Disney animated classic from 1955 follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray dog, Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two despite their differences.


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, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

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Friday 30 Aug 20192:00pm Book Now

Spider-Man: Far from Home (12A)

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Director: Jon Watts

Cast includes: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau

Duration: 139 mins.


Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to leave heroics behind for a while and go on holiday to Europe with his best friends Ned, MJ and the rest of the gang.


However, Peter’s plans are quickly scrapped when he agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

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Friday 30 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Horrible Histories - Rotten Romans (PG)

Horrible Histories - Rotten Romans

Starring: Kim Cattrall, Nick Frost, Warwick Davis

Director: Dominic Brigstocke

Duration: 90 minutes (to be confirmed)


Atti, a smart and quick-witted Roman teenager, manages to upset Emperor Nero with one of his schemes. For punishment, Atti is forced to join the Roman Army and sent to work in a cold, wet Britain where the natives are revolting, literally. Here he is captured by the Celts who are preparing for a historic showdown led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni.


Special guest appearance by Derek Jacobi who plays Claudius.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

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Saturday 31 Aug 20193:00pm Book Now

NT Live: Fleabag (15)

NT Live: Fleabag

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Directed by Vicky Jones


★★★★★ 'Witty, filthy and supreme.'  - The Guardian


See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.


Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.


Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.


Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to The Beehive.


Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre

Show image by Jason Hetherington


Tickets: Adults £15.30, Students £12.30

(Includes 30p booking fee per ticket)

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Thursday 12 Sep 20197:30pm Book Now

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING


Written by Richard Bean

Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Songs by Grant Olding


Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from the host of  'The Late Late Show', James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors' returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.


Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.


One of the funniest productions in the National's history.  Guardian


James Corden's triumphant comic return  Independent



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Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30

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Thursday 26 Sep 20197:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Father of the Bride (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Father of the Bride

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor

Duration: 90 mins.


The Bride gets the THRILLS!

Father gets the BILLS!


The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding. A 1950s American comedy film which was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Picure and Best Screenplay.


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, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

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Friday 27 Sep 20192:00pm Book Now

Wise Children (15)

Wise Children

Based on the novel by Angela Carter

Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice

Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019


Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.  


In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father - and greatest actor of his generation - Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all... Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World)


★★★★★

‘Fantastic. Life-enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all-singing and dancing... Stars? I’m not sure why you would stop at five.’ The Observer

★★★★★

‘It's pure, unadulterated theatre with an airtight company, subject, direction, and production. Rice not only blind-casts the whole piece, but single-handedly gives a masterclass on how to play with gender.’ Broadway World

★★★★

‘An explosion of theatrical glee’ The Times

★★★★

‘It is a spectacular show, distilling the carnivalesque spirit of the book... Rice’s relaunch is a splashy one, celebrating the sheer razzle-dazzle of a life in theatre.’ The Guardian

★★★★

‘One huge love letter to theatre’ The Stage



Tickets: Adult £12.80, Student £7.80

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Thursday 3 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

ROH Live: Don Giovanni (12A)

ROH Live: Don Giovanni

Mozart's much loved Opera starts our new Royal Opera House Season with style.


Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.


Don Giovanni is the second of Mozart’s landmark collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (after The Marriage of Figaro and before Così fan tutte). In it they created a work that has beguiled and entranced in equal measure since its premiere in 1787. Perfectly situated, as no other opera, between tragedy and comedy, this potent drama combines glorious music with a seductive central character who is endlessly fascinating in his complexity.


Kasper Holten’s 2014 production for The Royal Opera casts Don Giovanni as an artist who thrives on an audience enticed by his creative gifts. The visually spectacular set by award-winning designer Es Devlin features ingenious video designs by Luke Halls which provide an insight into the characters’ thoughts and emotions. But at the production’s heart are the beauty and invention of Mozart’s dazzling score.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


This is a delayed live screening from The Royal Opera House and is a co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera


Cast & Creatives

Don Giovanni: Erwin Schrott

Leporello: Roberto Tagliavini

Donna Anna: Malin Byström

Donna Elvira: Christine Rice


Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen

Director: Kasper Holten



Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

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Thursday 10 Oct 20196:45pm Book Now

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’


A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.


Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.


Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.


This production is filmed live in front of an audience.


***** Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen… a feverish, disco dream space of sensual possibility - Metro


***** funny, sexy and romantic... the sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile - Evening Standard


***** deserves to be talked about for years to come - Daily Telegraph


***** A warm, exuberant celebration of the transforming power of love - Financial Times


About as much Shakespearean fun as you can have with your clothes on - Daily Mail



Approximate running time is about 3 hours.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

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Friday 18 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Don Pasquale (12A)

ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations.


Background: This witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.


The Story: Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


This is a co-production with Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo


Cast & Creatives

Don Pasquale: Bryn Terfel

Norina: Olga Peretyatko

Ernesto: Ioan Hotea

Malatesta: Mariusz Kwiecień


Music: Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto: Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor: Evelino Pidò

Director: Damiano Michieletto



Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

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Thursday 24 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

NT Live: Hansard (15)

NT Live: Hansard

Hansard; noun

The official report of all parliamentary debates.


See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.


Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.


This production is a Live screening.



Approximate running time is about 3 hours.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

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Thursday 7 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

NT Live: Present Laughter (12A)

NT Live: Present Laughter

A new production of Noel Coward's timeless comedy.

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


This production was filmed live in front of an audience.



Approximate running time is about 3 hours.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 28 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet: Coppelia (12A)

Royal Ballet: Coppelia

A Christmas treat for the whole family.


Background: A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s wonderful designs brings this colourful storybook world to life.


The Story: Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.


Cast & Creatives

Choreography: Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti

Music: Léo Delibes

Scenario: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A. Hoffmann

Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes



Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 12 Dec 20197:15pm Book Now

Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young (12A)

Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young

Join the celebration of Andres 70th Birthday.


Charlotte Hawkins welcomes cinema audiences from around the world to André’s castle in Maastricht for a birthday celebration.


During the party, André is talking to Charlotte about his life and music. It’s been an incredible journey; from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, The Salon Orchestra, forming The Johann Strauss Orchestra, the breakaway success of The Second Waltz and his record-breaking world tours.


In this exclusive cinema event we discover how his life and experiences are reflected in his breathtaking concerts. This unique anniversary event will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, such as Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York, Brazil, Mexico, the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam and Australia.


Make sure you bring all of your friends to this one-of-a-kind intimate view of the artist’s life, meet his family and tour his home. Special surprise guests will also join the celebration by sharing their birthday messages!


Tickets: £10.30 - Allocated seating

(Includes 30p admin charge)

Accessible seating available by calling the Box Office

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Saturday 4 Jan 20207:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.


The Story:- The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.


Background:- This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.


Cast & Creatives

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:  Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon

Conductor: Simon Hewett


Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 16 Jan 20207:15pm Book Now

ROH Live: La Boheme (12A)

ROH Live: La Boheme

Puccini’s music and Richard Jones’s production capture the joy and heartache of young love in Paris.


The Story:- 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.


Background:- Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


This is a co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Cast & Creatives

Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Director: Richard Jones

Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo: Charles Castronovo

Marcello: Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta: Aida Garifullina

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Approximate running time is about 2 hours 30 minutes


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 31 Jan 20207:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake. (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake.

The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.


The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock 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.


Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton

Production:- Liam Scarlett

Designer:- John Macfarlane

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Wednesday 1 Apr 20207:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project

A Royal Ballet World Premiere - Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante's vision.


Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.


Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Wayne McGregor

Music:- Thomas Adès

Design:- Tacita Dean

Lighting design:- Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Dramaturg:- Uzma Hameed

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 28 May 20207:15pm Book Now

ROH Live: Elektra (12A)

ROH Live: Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy with Nina Stemme in the title role.


This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.


Sung in German with English subtitles


Cast & Creatives

Music:- Richard Strauss

Libretto:- Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor:- Antonio Pappano

Director:- Christof Loy

Elektra:- Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis:- Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra:- Karita Mattila

The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Approximate running time is about 2 hours.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 18 Jun 20207:45pm Book Now