Black Panther (12A)

Black Panther

"Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Book Tickets

Sunday 18 Feb 201811:0014:1017:2020:30
Monday 19 Feb 201811:0014:1017:2020:30
Tuesday 20 Feb 201811:0014:1017:2020:30
Wednesday 21 Feb 201811:0014:1017:2020:30
Thursday 22 Feb 201811:0014:1017:2020:30

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201820:40
Monday 19 Feb 201820:40
Tuesday 20 Feb 201820:40
Wednesday 21 Feb 201820:40

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure (12A)

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201812:15
Monday 19 Feb 201812:15
Tuesday 20 Feb 201812:15
Wednesday 21 Feb 201812:15
Thursday 22 Feb 201812:15

The Shape of Water (15)

The Shape of Water

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201818:0020:40
Monday 19 Feb 201817:4520:40
Tuesday 20 Feb 201818:0020:40
Wednesday 21 Feb 201817:4520:40
Thursday 22 Feb 201818:0020:40

Fifty Shades Freed (18)

Fifty Shades Freed

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201818:0020:30
Monday 19 Feb 201820:30
Tuesday 20 Feb 201820:30
Wednesday 21 Feb 201820:30
Thursday 22 Feb 201820:40

The Greatest Showman (PG)

The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201818:20
Monday 19 Feb 201818:20
Tuesday 20 Feb 201818:20
Wednesday 21 Feb 201818:20
Thursday 22 Feb 201818:20

Paddington 2 (PG)

Paddington 2

PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief... Helmed by twice BAFTA nominated director Paul King, PADDINGTON 2 is co-produced by multi award-winning David Heyman / Heyday Films (producer of all eight of the HARRY POTTER films, GRAVITY, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM) and StudioCanal, who will also distribute in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. PADDINGTON is based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children's stories by British author Michael Bond, which have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide, been translated into over 40 languages and captured the imagination of children and adults around the globe.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201810:00 (All tickets £2)
Monday 19 Feb 201810:00 (All tickets £2)
Tuesday 20 Feb 201810:00 (All tickets £2)
Wednesday 21 Feb 201810:00 (All tickets £2)
Thursday 22 Feb 201810:00 (All tickets £2)

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (U)

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201810:00
Monday 19 Feb 201810:15
Tuesday 20 Feb 201810:15
Wednesday 21 Feb 201810:00
Thursday 22 Feb 201810:15

Early Man (PG)

Early Man

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201814:1016:15
Monday 19 Feb 201810:0012:0014:1016:15
Tuesday 20 Feb 201810:0012:0014:1016:15
Wednesday 21 Feb 201812:0014:1016:15
Thursday 22 Feb 201812:1014:1016:15

Coco (PG)

Coco

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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Sunday 18 Feb 201815:00
Monday 19 Feb 201812:3015:00
Tuesday 20 Feb 201812:3015:00
Wednesday 21 Feb 201812:3015:00
Thursday 22 Feb 201814:00

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (12A)

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of--Jumanji--they are immediately drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) "the top two feet of his body" and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they'll be stuck in the game forever...

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Sunday 18 Feb 201815:20
Monday 19 Feb 201815:20
Tuesday 20 Feb 201815:20
Wednesday 21 Feb 201815:20
Thursday 22 Feb 201815:20

Darkest Hour (PG)

Darkest Hour

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While manoeuvring his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.

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Tuesday 20 Feb 201817:45
Thursday 22 Feb 201816:20

NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (15)

NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
‘Captured live in front of an audience’ By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

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

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Thursday 22 Feb 201819:00

The Greatest Showman: Sing Along (PG)

The Greatest Showman: Sing Along

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...The world is singing along with the most entertaining movie of the year and now you can too with this special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman, the Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song. It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime.

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Sunday 25 Feb 201820:40

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona - Romeo & Juliet (12A)

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona - Romeo & Juliet
From the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Approximately 3h

Charles Gounod’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy returns to the stage of the Gran Teatre del Liceu after an absence of over three decades.

Co-produced with the Santa Fe Opera, this production is conducted by Josep Pons and directed by Stephen Lawless. The action is moved to the context of the American Civil War (1861-1865), providing clear context for the insurmountable divisions between the Capulets and the Montagues. The lovers live in a classic mortuary, foreshadowing their fatal destiny from the very start of their infatuation.

Hailed by Plácido Domingo as “one of the most exciting opera divas of today and tomorrow”, Aida Garifullina stars as Juliet alongside Saimir Pirgu, who has been described by Opera Today as "one of the world's most important interpreters of lyric tenor roles".

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Tuesday 27 Feb 201819:00

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Winter's Tale (12A LIVE)

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - The Winter's Tale
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 28 Feb 201819:15
Sunday 4 Mar 201814:00 (ENCORE)

Stage Russia 2017-2018 Season - Three Sisters (12A LIVE)

Stage Russia 2017-2018 Season - Three Sisters
Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they're desperate to escape. In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work's climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving. Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken this classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. The entire cast, save for one, communicate throughout the performance solely in sign language. By doing this, the selfishness, isolation and lack of mutual understanding are dangerous and laden with disaster, the characters defenseless against a huge "sounding" world. Like a score, every scene is composed with sounds and noises. You can hear the wind whistling around the house, shrieking migratory birds, troops marching to marching music. Kulyabin's sensational and endlessly beautiful Three Sisters, already a hit on the stages of Vienna and Paris, is a feast for the senses, heightening all of them even as we lose some of them.

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Thursday 1 Mar 201819:00
Sunday 18 Mar 201814:15

Kobiety Mafii (18)

Kobiety Mafii

Polish with English subtitles | After a rigorous training, Bela (Olga Boladz) becomes an undercover agent. Posing as a prostitute, she tries to infiltrate the Mokotow Group mafia. Bela needs to gain the trust of the mafia boss Padrino (Boguslaw Linda) and his beloved daughter Fur (Julia Wieniawa). She develops a close relationship with the top people in the Mokotow Group: Speedy (Piotr Stramowski), Milimeter (Tomasz Oswiecinski), Shadow (Sebastian Fabijanski) and Axe (Aleksandra Poplawska).


Bela’s plan gets complicated once she encounters Anka (Katarzyna Warnke), who is Shadow’s jealous wife, influenced by mysterious Nanny (Agnieszka Dygant).


Soon the five women’s paths cross and re-arrange the crime world of Warsaw.


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Friday 2 Mar 201820:30

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season: The Flames of Paris (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season: The Flames of Paris
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way...

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

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Sunday 4 Mar 201815:00

ROH: Royal Opera 2017-2018 Season - Carmen (12A LIVE)

ROH: Royal Opera 2017-2018 Season - Carmen
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 6 Mar 201818:45
Sunday 11 Mar 201814:00 (ENCORE)

Rocky (12A)

Rocky

The Loft Movie Theatre is proud to present a special screening of the 1976 classic;


Rocky


Media-savvy heavyweight showman Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is preparing for a big title fight when he discovers his would-be opponent is injured and can't compete. Rather than cancel the engagement, the opportunity of a lifetime emerges for small-time Philadelphia southpaw Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) when he is invited to box against Creed in a publicity stunt intended to stroke the champion's ego.


The charismatic local club fighter is uncertain, but with the help of his trainer Mickey "Mighty Mick" Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), and the gentle support of his new love-interest Adrian (Talia Shire), Rocky agrees to fight. But with just five weeks until the big clash, "The Italian Stallion" must prepare himself mentally and physically for a challenge that just might change his life.


With moving performances, a bitter-sweet script, and a score that will stay in your head all year, it's no wonder that 'Rocky' won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977, sky-rocketed Stallone into stardom, and spawned a franchise of hit sequels still going strong today.


We hope you'll join us for the greatest exhibition of guts and stamina in the history of the ring!


Book Tickets

Monday 12 Mar 201820:30

Macbeth the Film (15)

Macbeth the Film

Macbeth The Film: A One Day Only Screening.


Brilliant young general Macbeth pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and am ambitious wife, Macbeth sets his sights on the throne.


Kit Monkman’s reimagining offers an opportunity to experience Macbeth as never before; in this exclusive showing, starring Mark Rowley, see Shakespeare’s classic tragedy shot entirely on green screen.


Staying true to Shakespeare’s play, yet exploiting the capabilities of this filming method, this excit-ing adaptation brings the authentic, traditional work of the Bard into the modern age.


Set around a multi-tiered globe this one-off cinematic event, offers an immersive experience as the camera pans and tracks Macbeth’s journey in this compelling interpretation.


There will be a 15 minute talk before by Dr. Peter Kirwan who is Associate Professor in Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham. His research covers the historical and contemporary divisions between Shakespeare and not-Shakespeare in print history, theatre history, contemporary performance and film. He has published Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha (2015) and is currently working on a book on the theatre company Cheek by Jowl, as well as editions of Dr Faustus and Pericles. In his introduction, Peter will discuss the film’s interpretive and cinematic choices, and suggest some key things to look for in the film itself.


There will also be fifteen minutes of footage documenting ‘The Making Of Macbeth: The Film’ before the performance.


Please contact us direct if you are interested in a school booking


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Tuesday 13 Mar 201819:45

My Generation + Live Satellite Q&A with Michael Caine (12A LIVE)

My Generation + Live Satellite Q&A with Michael Caine

This engaging and playful documentary, narrated by and starring the inimitable Michael Caine, chronicles the cultural revolution of the Swinging Sixties and the societal upheaval it cause that still resonates today.  Sourced from over 1,600 hours of footage, extensive research and over 50 interviews with key players, MY GENERATION is an insider tour of a defining era. Includes Live Satellite Q&A with Michael Caine & David Batty after the film.


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Wednesday 14 Mar 201818:20

EOS Encore - Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing (12A LIVE)

EOS Encore - Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING From the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Directed by David Bickerstaff

Running time: 90 minutes

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

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Tuesday 20 Mar 201818:30 (Encore)
Sunday 25 Mar 201814:15 (Encore)

Oscar Wilde Season - Lady Windermere's Fan (12A LIVE)

Oscar Wilde Season - Lady Windermere's Fan
A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

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Tuesday 20 Mar 201819:25

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (15)

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

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

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

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Thursday 22 Mar 201819:00

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Bernstein Centenary (12A LIVE)

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Bernstein Centenary
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

NEW McGREGOR / THE AGE OF ANXIETY / NEW WHEELDON

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

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Tuesday 27 Mar 201819:15
Sunday 1 Apr 201814:00 (ENCORE)

Messiah from Bristol Old Vic (12A TBC)

Messiah from Bristol Old Vic

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.


Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage),‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.


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Wednesday 28 Mar 201819:30

ROH: Royal Opera 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth (12A LIVE)

ROH: Royal Opera 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

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 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. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

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Wednesday 4 Apr 201819:15
Sunday 8 Apr 201814:00 (ENCORE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season: Giselle (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season: Giselle
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death...

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Captured live on Oct 11, 2015

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Sunday 8 Apr 201815:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

‘Something wicked this way comes’


Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.


Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.


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Wednesday 11 Apr 201819:00

Italian Opera 2017-18: La Bohème (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera 2017-18: La Bohème
CAPTURED LIVE IN HD
TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA
Running Time: 2h20’ (Opera in four acts)

Set in the idyllic 19th century Paris, LA BOHÈME tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and a seamstress. But they are soon faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health which ends up putting their relationship to the test. This production of one of opera’s classic and unforgettable stories is led by a cast of four talented young artists as the lovers.

Conductor Michele Mariotti
Stage Director Graham Vick
Starring Mariangela Sicilia and Hasmik Torosyan

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Wednesday 18 Apr 201820:00

Stage Russia 2017-2018 Season - Drillalians (12A LIVE)

Stage Russia 2017-2018 Season - Drillalians
Russian with English subtitles

Stage Russia HD (Stanislavsky ElectroTheatre): Alongside earthly reality another civilization exists parallel to it. Drillalia, the land of the Drill, is inhabited by numerous races, and its people throughout history have traveled to and from Earth, leaving signs of genius behind, while opening up their own world to destruction. We follow the initiation and adventures of a Drillalian Prince - a magician, pagan priest and hero - on a journey through time and space, in an effort to save his people. Boris Yukananov's visionary modern opera, which perfectly weds drama and music, is an exceptional event in the sphere of new theatre in Moscow.

150 minutes (with two 10 minute intermissions included)

Book Tickets

Thursday 19 Apr 201819:00
Sunday 22 Apr 201814:15

English National Ballet Akram Khan's Giselle (TBC)

English National Ballet Akram Khan's Giselle

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’sGiselle comes to cinemas for the first time in 2018, giving ballet fans the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big screen. One of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. With staging and costumes by Academy Award-winning Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), the ballet has won an Olivier Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for English National Ballet, received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London's Sadler's Wells. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross McGibbon. Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017

Running time:  105 minutes (including 1 x 10 minute interval)


Book Tickets

Wednesday 25 Apr 201819:00

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Manon (12A LIVE)

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Manon
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles 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. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiad is reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet– that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

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Thursday 3 May 201819:15
Sunday 6 May 201814:00 (ENCORE)

Italian Opera 2017-18: Don Pasquale (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera 2017-18: Don Pasquale
CAPTURED LIVE IN HD
TEATRO ALLA SCALA
Running time: 2h25’ (Opera in three acts)

Soprano Rosa Feola takes to the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. DON PASQUALE follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money. But Pasquale’s chosen bride isn’t who she seems and bears her own secret…

Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Stage Director Davide Livermore
Starring Ambrogio Maestri and Rosa Feola

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Tuesday 8 May 201820:00

National Theatre Live: Macbeth (15)

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Photograph (Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear) by Jack Davison


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Thursday 10 May 201819:00

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (12A LIVE)

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

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

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Tuesday 15 May 201819:00

An American In Paris - The Musical (TBC)

An American In Paris - The Musical

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.


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Wednesday 16 May 201819:30

EOS Encore - I, Claude Monet (12A LIVE)

EOS Encore - I, Claude Monet
I, CLAUDE MONET

Directed by Phil Grabsky

Running time: 87 minutes

After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

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Tuesday 22 May 201818:30 (Encore)
Sunday 10 Jun 201814:00 (Encore)

Opéra National de Paris - Pite, Pérez, Shechter (Dance) (12A)

Opéra National de Paris - Pite, Pérez, Shechter (Dance)
Recorded LIVE from Opéra National de Paris

Approximate Running Time 1h45 with 1 intermission

"When I choreograph, it is the very act of creating and observing that connects me most deeply with the natural world, with the brutality and beauty it contains." - Crystal Pite

Three contemporary choreographers come together for a program that leads the Opera’s dancers to a new form of modernity where bodies vibrate with intensity.

Canada’s Crystal Pite returns with The Seasons’ Canon, a dazzling creation that thrilled audiences at the Palais Garnier last season. Spain’s Iván Pérez occupies the stage of the Opera for the first time with a creation for ten male dancers. To conclude the evening, Israel’s Hofesh Shechter, often lauded for his telluric, trance-evoking dances, offers a new version of his piece The Art of Not Looking Back.

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Thursday 24 May 201818:15

Oscar Wilde Season - An Ideal Husband (TBC)

Oscar Wilde Season - An Ideal Husband

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.


This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.


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Tuesday 5 Jun 201819:15

Italian Ballet 2017-18: Le Corsaire (12A LIVE)

Italian Ballet 2017-18: Le Corsaire
BALLET CAPTURED LIVE IN HD
TEATRO ALLA SCALA
Running Time: 2h20’ (Ballet in three acts)

LE CORSAIRE follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn. With lavish sets and costumes, the choreography mirrors Russian ballet master Maris Petipa’s revival from 19th century St. Petersburg. Full of action, passion and a romantic twist form the heart of this unmissable ballet.

Conductor Patrick Fournillier
Choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes

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Wednesday 6 Jun 201820:00

Opéra National de Paris - Boris Godounov (12A)

Opéra National de Paris - Boris Godounov
LIVE Opéra National de Paris

Approximate Running Time: 2h10 with no intermission

“Living power is unbearable for the people. They can love only the dead.” - Boris, Boris Godounov, Alexandre Pushkin

In 1824, when Pushkin turned to Boris Godounov for his first historical drama, he knew well the colossus he was tackling. Armed with his reading of Shakespeare, Pushkin retold the epic history of the dazzling reign of the Tzar of Russia (1598-1605). Indeed, elements of Macbeth appear throughout this political fable, in which an imposter with ambitions for the throne haunts Boris, pretending to return as the child that Boris had once killed in order to seize power. Adapting this epic poem, Mussorgsky composed a meditation on the solitude of power, a populist drama in which the real protagonist is the Russian people with its burden of eternal suffering.

Ivo Van Hove is no stranger to grand political frescos, having previously staged Tragédies Romaines and Kings of War, both based on plays by Shakespeare. This is his first production for the Paris Opera.

The production stars Ildar Abdrazakov, “one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world” (Vanity Fair) and “one of the most exciting Russian singers to emerge on the international scene in the past decade” (Opera News).

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Thursday 7 Jun 201818:45

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season: Coppélia (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-2018 Season: Coppélia
Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson...

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous "dance of the hours," and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

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Sunday 10 Jun 201816:00

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Swan Lake (12A LIVE)

ROH: Royal Ballet 2017-2018 Season - Swan Lake
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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 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. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first 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.

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Tuesday 12 Jun 201819:15
Sunday 17 Jun 201814:00 (ENCORE)

Opéra National de Paris - Don Pasquale (12A)

Opéra National de Paris - Don Pasquale
Opéra National de Paris

Approximate Running Time: 2h35 with 1 intermission

“I may well be mature of age, but I’m still well preserved, and as far as strength and sprightliness go, I’ve enough, and some to spare.” – Don Pasquale, Don Pasquale, Act I, Scene III

“Foolish indeed is he who marries in old age.” Thus ends Don Pasquale: with a wise dictum not lacking in irony that sums up the disappointments of its hero, a rich bachelor keen to marry, who is deceived by his nephew Ernesto and his young bride-to-be Norina. First performed in Paris in 1843, at the turning point of several eras, Don Pasquale, a composite and varied work, is the apotheosis of opera buffa. Performed for the first time at the Paris Opera, the production has been entrusted to Italian director, Damiano Michieletto, who transports us directly to the sincerity and dramatic splendor at the heart of a seemingly light-hearted work.

Bass Michele Pertusi sings the title role, joined by tenor Lawrence Brownlee, whose “instrument of great beauty and expression” is “perfectly suited” to the great operas of Donizetti (NPR Music). Nadine Sierra, winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, sings as the flirtatious and mischievous Norina.

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Tuesday 19 Jun 201818:15

Italian Opera 2017-18: Billy Budd (12A LIVE)

Italian Opera 2017-18: Billy Budd
CAPTURED LIVE IN HD
TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA
Running Time: 2h20’ (Opera in four acts)

A gripping drama based on the short novel by Herman Melville, BILLY BUDD follows a young sailor who finds himself serving under the repressive regime of master-at-arms John Claggart in the Royal Navy. Unable to bear the goodness that Billy radiates, Claggert becomes determined to destroy him, leading Billy to take harsh actions against his superior. First performed at the Royal Opera House in 1951, this is a fresh and innovative contemporary opera.

Conductor Patrick Fournillier
Stage Director Deborah Warner
Starring Jacques Imbrailo and Toby Spence

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Thursday 21 Jun 201820:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?


Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.


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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.


Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.


For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…


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Wednesday 12 Sep 201819:00

La Boheme on Sydney Harbour 2018 (12A LIVE)

La Boheme on Sydney Harbour 2018

From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia's glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

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Thursday 13 Sep 201819:30

Oscar Wilde Season - The Importance of Being Earnest (TBC)

Oscar Wilde Season - The Importance of Being Earnest

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play fromthe Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.


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Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:15