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Royal Ballet: The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering - Live

LIVE
150 minutes
Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
Tue, 25 Feb @ 19:15

Non Fiction

15A
108 minutes
An affair between actress Selena’s (Juliette Binoche) and writer Léonard (Vincent Macaigne) is nearly discovered among their close friends in Léonard’s thinly veiled autobiographical novel. Fortunately for them, Alain (Guillaume Canet), both Selena’s husband and Léonard’s publisher, rejects the book and remains seemingly oblivious to the whole ordeal, maybe because he’s having his own affair as well! But eventually, the group must confront their double lives in a comedy of art, affairs and midlife crises.
From director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) Assayas’s film paints a hilarious and sprightly portrait of high class people with low class values.
Thu, 27 Feb @ 20:30

Met Opera: AGRIPPINA (Handel)

LIVE
250 minutes
In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts.

Sat, 29 Feb @ 17:55

The Cherry Orchard

LIVE
145 minutes
Times are changing. An old way of life is dying out. A family faces extinction. A country prepares for revolution. And the cherry orchard? What will become of it? Bringing together one of the world’s great classic plays with one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Druid presents Tom Murphy’s version of Chekhov’s masterpiece.

Thu, 05 Mar @ 19:00

Weathering With You

12A
112 minutes
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky… From Director Makoto Shinkai, the visionary Director of 2016 global hit Your Name.
Thu, 05 Mar @ 20:30

The Nightingale

18
136 minutes
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
Thu, 12 Mar @ 20:30

Met Opera: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (Wagner)

LIVE
164 minutes
François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev. For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free. In a nod to Senta’s obsession with a portrait of the legendary title seafarer, the Met stage is transformed into a colossal oil painting. Franz-Josef Selig portrays Senta’s father Daland, Sergey Skorokhodov takes on the role of the huntsman Erik, David Portillo sings the Steersman, and Mihoko Fujimura is Senta’s nurse Mary. Der Fliegende Holländer is a co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Sat, 14 Mar @ 17:55

Royal Opera: Fidelio - Live

LIVE
150 minutes
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Tue, 17 Mar @ 19:15

The Peanut Butter Falcon

12A
97 minutes
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
Thu, 19 Mar @ 20:30

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together

LIVE
150 minutes
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album 'Back Together' following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’. The superstar pair will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks, including songs from The Lion King, The Greatest Showman and The Phantom of the Opera as well as a brilliantly arranged 'Queen Medley'. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.

Sat, 28 Mar @ 19:30

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together

LIVE
150 minutes
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album 'Back Together' following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’. The superstar pair will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks, including songs from The Lion King, The Greatest Showman and The Phantom of the Opera as well as a brilliantly arranged 'Queen Medley'. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.

Sun, 29 Mar @ 14:30

The Royal Ballet: Scarlett after Petipa and Ivanov SWAN LAKE (Live)

LIVE
180 minutes
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.

Wed, 01 Apr @ 19:15

Mett Opera: TOSCA (Puccini)

LIVE
197 minutes
Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Michael Volle is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police. Bertrand de Billy conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies.

Sat, 11 Apr @ 17:55

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci - Live

LIVE
180 minutes
Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.
Tue, 21 Apr @ 19:00

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

LIVE
120 minutes
RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW A powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite in cinemas for the first time. Celebrated worldwide for the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance Reimagined with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs With the signature Grammy Award-winning music rerecorded by composer Bill Whelan Filmed live in Dublin where it all started 25 years ago, especially for the big screen Cinema event includes special introduction and fascinating backstage footage/interviews Target audiences include fans of musicals and theatre, spectacular stage shows, dance and Irish dancing, dance-related musical theatre, e.g. 42nd Street and An American In Paris

Wed, 22 Apr @ 20:30

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

LIVE
120 minutes
RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW A powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite in cinemas for the first time. Celebrated worldwide for the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance Reimagined with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs With the signature Grammy Award-winning music rerecorded by composer Bill Whelan Filmed live in Dublin where it all started 25 years ago, especially for the big screen Cinema event includes special introduction and fascinating backstage footage/interviews Target audiences include fans of musicals and theatre, spectacular stage shows, dance and Irish dancing, dance-related musical theatre, e.g. 42nd Street and An American In Paris

Sun, 26 Apr @ 15:00

Met Opera: MARIA STUARDA (Donizetti)

LIVE
186 minutes
Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester; Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s sweeping production.

Sat, 09 May @ 17:55

Royal Ballet: The Dante Project (World Premiere) - Live

LIVE
180 minutes
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.

Thu, 28 May @ 19:15

Royal Opera: Elektra - Live

LIVE
120 minutes
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. 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.
Thu, 18 Jun @ 19:45

Andre Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert Happy Together

LIVE
180 minutes
Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of André Rieu’s violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away. This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles…see you there!

Sat, 01 Aug @ 19:00

Andre Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert Happy Together

LIVE
180 minutes
Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of André Rieu’s violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away. This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles…see you there!

Sun, 02 Aug @ 15:00

The Cherry Orchard

LIVE
145 minutes
Times are changing. An old way of life is dying out. A family faces extinction. A country prepares for revolution. And the cherry orchard? What will become of it? Bringing together one of the world’s great classic plays with one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Druid presents Tom Murphy’s version of Chekhov’s masterpiece.

Thu, 05 Mar @ 19:00

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together

LIVE
150 minutes
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album 'Back Together' following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’. The superstar pair will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks, including songs from The Lion King, The Greatest Showman and The Phantom of the Opera as well as a brilliantly arranged 'Queen Medley'. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.

Sat, 28 Mar @ 19:30

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together

LIVE
150 minutes
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album 'Back Together' following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’. The superstar pair will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks, including songs from The Lion King, The Greatest Showman and The Phantom of the Opera as well as a brilliantly arranged 'Queen Medley'. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.

Sun, 29 Mar @ 14:30

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

LIVE
120 minutes
RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW A powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite in cinemas for the first time. Celebrated worldwide for the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance Reimagined with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs With the signature Grammy Award-winning music rerecorded by composer Bill Whelan Filmed live in Dublin where it all started 25 years ago, especially for the big screen Cinema event includes special introduction and fascinating backstage footage/interviews Target audiences include fans of musicals and theatre, spectacular stage shows, dance and Irish dancing, dance-related musical theatre, e.g. 42nd Street and An American In Paris

Wed, 22 Apr @ 20:30

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

LIVE
120 minutes
RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW A powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite in cinemas for the first time. Celebrated worldwide for the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance Reimagined with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs With the signature Grammy Award-winning music rerecorded by composer Bill Whelan Filmed live in Dublin where it all started 25 years ago, especially for the big screen Cinema event includes special introduction and fascinating backstage footage/interviews Target audiences include fans of musicals and theatre, spectacular stage shows, dance and Irish dancing, dance-related musical theatre, e.g. 42nd Street and An American In Paris

Sun, 26 Apr @ 15:00

Andre Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert Happy Together

LIVE
180 minutes
Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of André Rieu’s violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away. This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles…see you there!

Sat, 01 Aug @ 19:00

Andre Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert Happy Together

LIVE
180 minutes
Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of André Rieu’s violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away. This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles…see you there!

Sun, 02 Aug @ 15:00

Royal Ballet: The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering - Live

LIVE
150 minutes
Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
Tue, 25 Feb @ 19:15

Met Opera: AGRIPPINA (Handel)

LIVE
250 minutes
In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts.

Sat, 29 Feb @ 17:55

Met Opera: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (Wagner)

LIVE
164 minutes
François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev. For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free. In a nod to Senta’s obsession with a portrait of the legendary title seafarer, the Met stage is transformed into a colossal oil painting. Franz-Josef Selig portrays Senta’s father Daland, Sergey Skorokhodov takes on the role of the huntsman Erik, David Portillo sings the Steersman, and Mihoko Fujimura is Senta’s nurse Mary. Der Fliegende Holländer is a co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Sat, 14 Mar @ 17:55

Royal Opera: Fidelio - Live

LIVE
150 minutes
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Tue, 17 Mar @ 19:15

The Royal Ballet: Scarlett after Petipa and Ivanov SWAN LAKE (Live)

LIVE
180 minutes
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.

Wed, 01 Apr @ 19:15

Mett Opera: TOSCA (Puccini)

LIVE
197 minutes
Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Michael Volle is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police. Bertrand de Billy conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies.

Sat, 11 Apr @ 17:55

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci - Live

LIVE
180 minutes
Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.
Tue, 21 Apr @ 19:00

Met Opera: MARIA STUARDA (Donizetti)

LIVE
186 minutes
Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester; Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s sweeping production.

Sat, 09 May @ 17:55

Royal Ballet: The Dante Project (World Premiere) - Live

LIVE
180 minutes
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.

Thu, 28 May @ 19:15

Royal Opera: Elektra - Live

LIVE
120 minutes
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. 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.
Thu, 18 Jun @ 19:45

Non Fiction

15A
108 minutes
An affair between actress Selena’s (Juliette Binoche) and writer Léonard (Vincent Macaigne) is nearly discovered among their close friends in Léonard’s thinly veiled autobiographical novel. Fortunately for them, Alain (Guillaume Canet), both Selena’s husband and Léonard’s publisher, rejects the book and remains seemingly oblivious to the whole ordeal, maybe because he’s having his own affair as well! But eventually, the group must confront their double lives in a comedy of art, affairs and midlife crises.
From director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) Assayas’s film paints a hilarious and sprightly portrait of high class people with low class values.
Thu, 27 Feb @ 20:30

Weathering With You

12A
112 minutes
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky… From Director Makoto Shinkai, the visionary Director of 2016 global hit Your Name.
Thu, 05 Mar @ 20:30

The Nightingale

18
136 minutes
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
Thu, 12 Mar @ 20:30

The Peanut Butter Falcon

12A
97 minutes
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
Thu, 19 Mar @ 20:30