Victoria and Abdul
Victoria and Abdul
Running Time:
115mins
Genre:
Film
Synopsis:
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.
Synopsis:
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.
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Running Time:
135mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Matthew Vaughn
Starring:
Lasse Hallstrom, Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth
Synopsis:
When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency Statesman to save the world.
Synopsis:
When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency Statesman to save the world.
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Mother!
Mother!
Running Time:
121mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Starring:
Logan Lerman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, Javier Bardem
Censor advice:
strong violence
Synopsis:
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
Synopsis:
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
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Mon 25 Sep
Tue 26 Sep
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Thu 28 Sep
It
It
Running Time:
135mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Andrés Muschietti
Starring:
Ben Stassen, Finn Wolfhard, Bill Skarsgård , Nicholas Hamilton
Censor advice:
strong horror, violence, language
Synopsis:
In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise. Bill Denborough has a personal vendetta with the clown. 27 years after their last encounter with Pennywise, the 'Losers Club' has regrouped from their successful lives and businesses because IT has returned and kids are disappearing again. The only problem is that they have all forgotten what occurred that summer. It's up to The Losers Club to regain their memories, to think of the key to killing Pennywise, and to stay alive long enough to end his tyranny but to also realise what brought them together in the first place
Synopsis:
In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise. Bill Denborough has a personal vendetta with the clown. 27 years after their last encounter with Pennywise, the 'Losers Club' has regrouped from their successful lives and businesses because IT has returned and kids are disappearing again. The only problem is that they have all forgotten what occurred that summer. It's up to The Losers Club to regain their memories, to think of the key to killing Pennywise, and to stay alive long enough to end his tyranny but to also realise what brought them together in the first place
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Mon 25 Sep
Tue 26 Sep
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Christopher Nolan
Starring:
James D'Arcy, Mark Rylance, Kevin Guthrie, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy
Synopsis:
Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.
Synopsis:
Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.
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Tue 26 Sep
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Running Time:
112mins
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Joe Lynch
Starring:
Togo Igawa, Christopher Lloyd, Audrey Hepburn
Censor advice:
(PG) Parental Guidance
Synopsis:
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
Synopsis:
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
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Thu 28 Sep
Grease
Grease
Running Time:
106mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Jay Roach
Starring:
John Hughes, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Stockard Channing
Censor advice:
Contains frequent mild sex references and mild language
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
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Thu 28 Sep
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: La Boheme
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: La Boheme
Running Time:
155mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Richard Jones
Starring:
Lauren Graham, Michael Fabiano, Nicole Car
Synopsis:
Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized designs. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances here since. Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień, in a new production by Richard Jones.
Synopsis:
Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized designs. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances here since. Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień, in a new production by Richard Jones.
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Tue 3 Oct
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Hamlet (Encore)
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Hamlet (Encore)
Running Time:
30mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Lyndsey Turner
Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Synopsis:
The 2015 broadcast, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, returns to UK and international cinemas. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Synopsis:
The 2015 broadcast, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, returns to UK and international cinemas. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
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Thu 5 Oct
Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049
Running Time:
164mins
Genre:
Science Fiction
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Starring:
Nat Wolff, Jordi Molla, François Damiens, Maribeth Monroe, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling
Synopsis:
The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s science fiction classic “Blade Runner” unfolds thirty years after the events of the first film, when a new Blade Runner (Ryan Gosling) unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos and force him to question everything he’s ever known. Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard from the original film.
Synopsis:
The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s science fiction classic “Blade Runner” unfolds thirty years after the events of the first film, when a new Blade Runner (Ryan Gosling) unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos and force him to question everything he’s ever known. Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard from the original film.
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Blade Runner
Blade Runner
Running Time:
117mins
Genre:
Science Fiction
Director:
Ridley Scott
Starring:
Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jeremy Jordan, Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer
Censor advice:
strong violence
Synopsis:
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Synopsis:
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
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Fri 6 Oct
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Norma
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Norma
Running Time:
184mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
David McVicar
Starring:
Jaswinder Bhalla, Jamie Barton, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Rose, Joseph Calleja, Sondra Radvanovsky
Synopsis:
“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
Synopsis:
“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
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Sat 7 Oct
NT live: Coriolanus
Running Time:
192mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Josie Rourke
Starring:
Rila Fukushima, Tom Hiddleston
Censor advice:
Contains occasional gore & real images of moderate bloody injury & violence
Synopsis:
National Theatre Live’s 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
Synopsis:
National Theatre Live’s 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
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Wed 11 Oct
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Die Zauberflöte
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Die Zauberflöte
Running Time:
189mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Julie Taymor
Starring:
Monica Gill, Rohit Jugraj, Vidya Balan, Charles Castronovo, René Pape, Golda Schultz, Markus Werba
Synopsis:
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.
Synopsis:
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.
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Sat 14 Oct
HMS 2017/18 Season: Tim Kliphuis Trio
HMS 2017/18 Season: Tim Kliphuis Trio
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society of an evening of joke de Vivienne and romance with Tim Kilphis Trio. Tim Kliphuis on Violin Nigel Clark on Guitar and Roy Percy on Double Bass.
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society of an evening of joke de Vivienne and romance with Tim Kilphis Trio. Tim Kliphuis on Violin Nigel Clark on Guitar and Roy Percy on Double Bass.
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Sat 21 Oct
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Le Corsaire
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Le Corsaire
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.
Synopsis:
Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.
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Sun 22 Oct
Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Alice's Adventures in
Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Alice's Adventures in
Running Time:
170mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Christopher Wheeldon
Starring:
Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli
Synopsis:
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. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
Synopsis:
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. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
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Mon 23 Oct
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Running Time:
95mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Jim Sharman
Starring:
Richard O'Brien, Meat Loaf, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry
Censor advice:
Contains strong language and sex references
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
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Thu 26 Oct
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Follies
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Follies
Running Time:
140mins
Genre:
Musical
Starring:
Regé-Jean Page, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee
Synopsis:
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
Synopsis:
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
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Fri 10 Nov
A Rememberance Service
A Rememberance Service
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Join us in welcoming The West Of Scotland Military Wives Choir and Neptune Volunteer Band in a concert of Rememberance.
Synopsis:
Join us in welcoming The West Of Scotland Military Wives Choir and Neptune Volunteer Band in a concert of Rememberance.
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Sat 11 Nov
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: The Exterminating Angel
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: The Exterminating Angel
Running Time:
147mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Ribhu Dasgupta
Starring:
Américo Silva, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhuliwala, Mukesh Chhabra, Anuschka Sawhney, Kevin Burdette, Sir John Tomlinson, Christine Rice, Audrey Luna, Sophie Bevan, Joseph Kaiser, David Adam Moore, Rod Gilfry, Vidya Balan
Synopsis:
Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
Synopsis:
Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
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Sat 18 Nov
Hairspray
Hairspray
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Musical
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a Sing along... In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a Sing along... In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.
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Thu 23 Nov
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Taming of the Shrew
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Taming of the Shrew
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!
Synopsis:
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!
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Sun 26 Nov
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kapten Trio
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kapten Trio
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society present Kapten Trio with Beethoven Pian Trio in B flat Op. 11, "Grassenhauer", Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1 in C minor Op. 8 and Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 100 Kristi Kapten on Piano Rachel Spencer on Violin and Duncan Strachan on Cello.
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society present Kapten Trio with Beethoven Pian Trio in B flat Op. 11, "Grassenhauer", Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1 in C minor Op. 8 and Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 100 Kristi Kapten on Piano Rachel Spencer on Violin and Duncan Strachan on Cello.
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Sat 2 Dec
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairy-tale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairy-tale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
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Sun 17 Dec
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kosmos
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kosmos
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
An all age workshop here at The Tower between 3-4pm, followed by an evening performance at 7:30p Harriet MacKenzie on Violin Meg Hamilton on Viola and Mills Milivojevic on Accordian
Synopsis:
An all age workshop here at The Tower between 3-4pm, followed by an evening performance at 7:30p Harriet MacKenzie on Violin Meg Hamilton on Viola and Mills Milivojevic on Accordian
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Sat 13 Jan
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Rigoletto
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Rigoletto
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
David McVicar
Starring:
Michael Fabiano, Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe
Synopsis:
Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto, based on Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse, was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.
Synopsis:
Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto, based on Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse, was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.
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Tue 16 Jan
Sunshine on Leith
Sunshine on Leith
Running Time:
100mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Dexter Fletcher
Starring:
Ben Foster, Lily Collins, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Jane Horrocks, Antonia Thomas
Censor advice:
Contains mild language, violence and sex references
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.
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Thu 18 Jan
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy... Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
Synopsis:
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy... Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
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Sun 21 Jan
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca
Running Time:
173mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
David McVicar
Starring:
Alexandre Aja, Tarsem Singh, Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo, Patrick Carfizzi, Jennifer Rowley, Željko Lučić, Michael Volle, Sir Bryn Terfel
Synopsis:
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.
Synopsis:
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.
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Sat 27 Jan
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Lady of Camellias
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Lady of Camellias
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love... Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
Synopsis:
As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love... Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
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Sun 4 Feb
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Jonathan Kent
Starring:
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Joseph Calleja, Adrianne Pieczonka
Synopsis:
From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – and with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why. A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: Jonathan Kent’s handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards its fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.
Synopsis:
From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – and with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why. A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: Jonathan Kent’s handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards its fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.
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Wed 7 Feb
L'Elisir D'amore
L'Elisir D'amore
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Synopsis:
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
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Sat 10 Feb
HMS 2017/18 Season: Cavendish Winds
HMS 2017/18 Season: Cavendish Winds
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
The Danzi Quintet No1 in B flat major, Arnold three shanties and Piazzolla Libertango arr. For wind quintet will be played before a short interval, after which you will be able to enjoy Ligeti Six Bagatelles and Neilson Wind quintet Op 43. With Katy Ovens on Flute, Henry Clay on Oboe, Alice Quayle on Bassoon, Charlie Ransley on French Horn and Mary Tyler on Clarinet
Synopsis:
The Danzi Quintet No1 in B flat major, Arnold three shanties and Piazzolla Libertango arr. For wind quintet will be played before a short interval, after which you will be able to enjoy Ligeti Six Bagatelles and Neilson Wind quintet Op 43. With Katy Ovens on Flute, Henry Clay on Oboe, Alice Quayle on Bassoon, Charlie Ransley on French Horn and Mary Tyler on Clarinet
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Sat 17 Feb
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Musical
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a "real" woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel).
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a "real" woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel).
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Thu 22 Feb
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème
Running Time:
175mins
Genre:
Opera
Starring:
Russell Thomas, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Rose, Angel Blue, Duncan Rock, Javier Arrey, Alexey Lavrov, David Pershall, David Soar, Paul Plishka, Brigitta Kele, Dmytro Popov, Jean-François Borras, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Michael Todd Simpson
Synopsis:
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.
Synopsis:
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.
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Sat 24 Feb
Royal Opera 17/18 season: The Winters Tale
Royal Opera 17/18 season: The Winters Tale
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart. Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.
Synopsis:
King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart. Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.
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Wed 28 Feb
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Nikolai Volkov & Vladimir Dmitriev 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.
Synopsis:
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Nikolai Volkov & Vladimir Dmitriev 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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Sun 4 Mar
Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Carmen
Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Carmen
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her. Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo. Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.
Synopsis:
The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her. Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo. Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.
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Tue 6 Mar
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Semiramide
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Semiramide
Running Time:
240mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
John Copley
Starring:
Jaswinder Bhalla, Elizabeth DeShong, Ildar Abdrazakov, Ryan Speedo Green, Javier Camarena
Synopsis:
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Synopsis:
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
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Sat 10 Mar
HMS 2017/18 Season: duo b!z'art
HMS 2017/18 Season: duo b!z'art
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Brahms Hungarian Dances - a selection MacDowell Moon Pictures Op 21 Grieg Norwegian Dances Op 35 INTERVAL Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillante Op 92 Schumann Bilder aus Osten Op 66 Faure Dolly Suite Op 56 With Andre Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste On Piano.
Synopsis:
Brahms Hungarian Dances - a selection MacDowell Moon Pictures Op 21 Grieg Norwegian Dances Op 35 INTERVAL Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillante Op 92 Schumann Bilder aus Osten Op 66 Faure Dolly Suite Op 56 With Andre Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste On Piano.
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Sat 17 Mar
Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Musical
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
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Thu 22 Mar
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: The Age of Anxiety
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: The Age of Anxiety
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
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 both 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.
Synopsis:
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 both 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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Tue 27 Mar
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte
Running Time:
211mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Phelim McDermott
Starring:
Serena Malfi, Adam Plachetka, Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Maltman, Ben Bliss, Amanda Majeski
Synopsis:
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
Synopsis:
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
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Sat 31 Mar
Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Macbeth
Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Macbeth
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
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.
Synopsis:
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.
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Wed 4 Apr
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Giselle
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Giselle
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
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.
Synopsis:
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.
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Sun 8 Apr
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller
Running Time:
218mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Elijah Moshinsky
Starring:
Plácido Domingo, Dmitri Belosselskiy, Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala, Alexander Vinogradov, Luca Salsi, Olesya Petrova
Synopsis:
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
Synopsis:
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
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Sat 14 Apr
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon
Running Time:
167mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Laurent Pelly
Starring:
Américo Silva, Joyce DiDonato, Laurent Naouri, Stephanie Blythe, Kathleen Kim
Synopsis:
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Synopsis:
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
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Sat 28 Apr
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Manon
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Manon
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
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.
Synopsis:
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.
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Thu 3 May
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
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. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.
Synopsis:
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. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.
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Tue 12 Jun