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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

Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Victoria and Abdul

Director: Stephen Frears


Screenwriter: Lee Hall


Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar


The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.



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


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


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Friday 27 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobson's Choice (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobson's 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.


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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Saturday 28 Oct 20172:00pm Book Now

Logan Lucky (12A)

Logan Lucky

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Screenplay: Rebecca Blunt

Music composed by: David Holmes

Cinematography: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig


Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.



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


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


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Friday 3 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

The Farthest (PG)

The Farthest

Genre: Documentary

Directed By: Emer Reynolds

Written By: Emer Reynolds

Screenplay: Emer Reynolds

Producers: John Murray, Clare Stronge


It's one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Launched in August 1977, Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost 40 years later continues to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances with less computing power than a modern hearing aid. It's estimated that Voyager's nuclear generator will last another decade before the lights finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. It could very well outlive humanity and our creations and be the only evidence that we ever existed.


“The Farthest,” a dazzling documentary written and directed by Emer Reynolds, illustrates why the Voyager missions inspire such awe." Andy Webster The NYTimes


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


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


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Saturday 4 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (15)

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Cinematography: Roger Deakins

Music composed by: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch

Screenplay: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista


Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

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Friday 10 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

The Mountain between Us (12A)

The Mountain between Us

Director: Hany Abu-Assad  

Stars: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Dermot Mulroney

Adapted from the book by Charles Martin


Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength.



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


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


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Friday 17 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

The Lego Ninjago Movie (U)

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Directors: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan


Cast includes: Jackie Chan (voice), Dave Franco (voice), Fred Armisen (voice), Kumail Nanjiani (voice), Michael Peña (voice), Abbi Jacobson (voice)


The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.



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


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


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Saturday 25 Nov 20175:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Philadelphia Story (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Philadelphia Story

Director: George Cukor

Story by: Philip Barry

Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, John Howard


This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.


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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Thursday 30 Nov 20172:00pm Book Now

The Snowman (15)

The Snowman

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay by), Peter Straughan (screenplay by)

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny


Crime, Drama, Horror


Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. THE SNOWMAN is a crime drama, based on a Jo Nesbo novel, in which an alcoholic, Oslo-based police detective investigates the murders of several women.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

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Saturday 2 Dec 20177:30pm 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

The Death of Stalin (15)

The Death of Stalin

A COMEDY OF TERRORS


Director: Armando Iannucci

Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs

1h 46min


The internal political landscape of 1950s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci (Veep, In The Loop, The Thick Of It).


In the days following Stalin’s collapse, the machinations of senior party officials and courtiers kick into overdrive. Some want positive change in the Soviet Union; others have more sinister motives. But behind all the collusion, backstabbing and strong-arming, the jostling ministers have one thing in common – they’re just desperate to stay alive.


Based on the graphic novel by French writer Fabian Nury, Iannucci’s script is loaded with acerbic, politically incorrect conversation, which is delivered by some of the finest and funniest character actors from both sides of the pond.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

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Saturday 9 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

The Man who invented Christmas (PG)

The Man who invented Christmas

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Writers: Susan Coyne (screenplay), Les Standiford (book)

Stars: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce


The journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) and other classic characters from "A Christmas Carol." The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) conjured up a timeless tale.



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

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


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Friday 15 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

The Star (PG)

The Star

Director: Timothy Reckart

Writers: Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by), Carlos Kotkin (story by)

Stars: Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez, Kristin Chenoweth


A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.


Animation



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

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


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Saturday 16 Dec 201711:00am Book Now
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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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Breathe (12A)

Breathe

Director: Andy Serkis

Writer: William Nicholson (screenplay)

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville


The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his family and inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish devotes the rest of his life to help fellow patients and the disabled.


Romantic Drama.



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

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: Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer


A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race 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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Saturday 20 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

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

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


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

Molly's Game (15)

Molly's Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin

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

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner


The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

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Saturday 3 Feb 20187:30pm 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

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