On the Basis of Sex
On the Basis of Sex
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
Mimi Leder
Starring:
Nia Long, Felicity Jones, Justin Theroux, Armie Hammer, Stephen Root, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates
Censor advice:
Infrequent strong language
Synopsis:
ON THE BASIS OF SEX is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally.
Synopsis:
ON THE BASIS OF SEX is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally.
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Fri 22 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar
Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal - UK Spring Tour 2019
Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal - UK Spring Tour 2019
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
“Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are leading lights of the young folk/roots movement. Their charm on stage is as effortless and accomplished as their musicianship” – Masham Town Hall, 2018 “Traditional and contemporary Celtic music genuinely doesn’t get any better than the work of Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal. Simply put, they are players of astonishing quality, the length of their combined and separate CVs alone would be enough to impress the most jaded of critics. This will be one of the greatest gigs of the entire year” – Leith Folk Club, 2018
Synopsis:
“Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are leading lights of the young folk/roots movement. Their charm on stage is as effortless and accomplished as their musicianship” – Masham Town Hall, 2018 “Traditional and contemporary Celtic music genuinely doesn’t get any better than the work of Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal. Simply put, they are players of astonishing quality, the length of their combined and separate CVs alone would be enough to impress the most jaded of critics. This will be one of the greatest gigs of the entire year” – Leith Folk Club, 2018
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Sat 13 Apr
ALAN MCGEE
ALAN MCGEE
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Get up, close and personal with ALAN McGEE - in this intimate event featuring the musical mastermind behind the legendary Creation Records label. The list of bands he has signed include Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus & Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels, My Bloody Valentine and many more! Alan will be in conversation with BMX Bandits vocalist DUGLAS T STEWART sharing stories about Creation and his work in the music industry. McGee will also introduce a special screening of UPSIDE DOWN: The Creation Records Story (Cert M: Contains Strong Language, Dur 101 Mins). PLUS a rare DJ set from GLASVEGAS front man JAMES ALLAN. Tonight show is brought to you by Future Pilot AKA/Cafe Improv who have previously brought shows to the Tower by Jarvis Cocker, Claire Grogan, Stuart Murdoch , C Duncan, The Bluebells, King Creoste, Alasdair Gray, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Ian Rankin, Emma Pollock & James Yorkston.
Synopsis:
Get up, close and personal with ALAN McGEE - in this intimate event featuring the musical mastermind behind the legendary Creation Records label. The list of bands he has signed include Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus & Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels, My Bloody Valentine and many more! Alan will be in conversation with BMX Bandits vocalist DUGLAS T STEWART sharing stories about Creation and his work in the music industry. McGee will also introduce a special screening of UPSIDE DOWN: The Creation Records Story (Cert M: Contains Strong Language, Dur 101 Mins). PLUS a rare DJ set from GLASVEGAS front man JAMES ALLAN. Tonight show is brought to you by Future Pilot AKA/Cafe Improv who have previously brought shows to the Tower by Jarvis Cocker, Claire Grogan, Stuart Murdoch , C Duncan, The Bluebells, King Creoste, Alasdair Gray, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Ian Rankin, Emma Pollock & James Yorkston.
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Sun 7 Apr
Green Book
Green Book
Running Time:
130mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Peter Farrelly
Starring:
Thierry Donard, Linda Cardellini, Mahershala Ali
Censor advice:
Infrequent strong language, moderate violence, discriminatory behaviour
Synopsis:
Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.
Synopsis:
Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.
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Thu 21 Mar
Fri 22 Mar
Sat 23 Mar
Mon 25 Mar
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel
Running Time:
128mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Susan Graham, Ryan Fleck
Starring:
Dean Norris, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Ben Mendelsohn, McKenna Grace, Rune Temte, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto
Synopsis:
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Synopsis:
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
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Thu 21 Mar
Fri 22 Mar
Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar
Mon 25 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar
Fisherman’s Friends
Fisherman’s Friends
Running Time:
112mins
Genre:
Comedy
Starring:
Mia Wasikowska, Rosie Hilal, Daniel Mays, Dave Johns, Noel Clarke, James Purefoy
Censor advice:
Infrequent strong language, moderate sex references
Synopsis:
A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.
Synopsis:
A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Running Time:
104mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Kate Mara
Starring:
Declan Lowney, Kristen Wiig, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou
Synopsis:
From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.
Synopsis:
From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.
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Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar
Fighting with My Family
Fighting with My Family
Running Time:
108mins
Genre:
Biography
Starring:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emily Edmonds, Vince Vaughn, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Florence Pugh
Censor advice:
Moderate bad language, sex references, violence
Synopsis:
Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.
Synopsis:
Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.
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Sun 24 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
The Great Escape: a gala screening
The Great Escape: a gala screening
Running Time:
270mins
Genre:
Classic
Synopsis:
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen. The live show from London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will feature Britain’s Got Talent finalists, performing classics such as The White Cliffs of Dover, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and a specially created arrangement of the iconic theme tune.Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge. Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war films of all time. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage. The film, also starring James Garner and Richard Attenborough and directed by John Sturgess, will be screened in stunning 4K and tells a fictionalised version of the real-life prisoner-of-war story. This anniversary event supports the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, in its centenary year.
Synopsis:
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen. The live show from London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will feature Britain’s Got Talent finalists, performing classics such as The White Cliffs of Dover, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and a specially created arrangement of the iconic theme tune.Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge. Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war films of all time. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage. The film, also starring James Garner and Richard Attenborough and directed by John Sturgess, will be screened in stunning 4K and tells a fictionalised version of the real-life prisoner-of-war story. This anniversary event supports the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, in its centenary year.
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Sun 24 Mar
If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk
Running Time:
119mins
Genre:
Crime
Director:
Barry Jenkins
Starring:
Tom Harper, Diego Luna, Finn Wittrock, Ed Skrein, Pedro Pascal, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Beach, Regina King
Censor advice:
Infrequent very strong language, strong sex
Synopsis:
Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.
Synopsis:
Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.
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Mon 25 Mar
Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy
Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy
Running Time:
119mins
Genre:
Documentary
Director:
Steve Binder
Starring:
Ross Ross, Evan Ross, Rhonda Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chudney Ross, Diana Ross
Synopsis:
The magic of Diana Ross has touched millions of hearts around the world. Her magnificent life and unparalleled career have influenced music, film, fashion and stage with her spirit forever woven in the fabric of humanity. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Diana Ross: Live in Central Park was originally directed by the award-winning Steve Binder, who along with Diana put together a presentation that will feature never-before-seen footage, the best of the Central Park concert and inspired, heartfelt messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, with Tracee Ellis Ross delivering a passionate introduction to the presentation capturing the magnitude of the event. Diana Ross: Live in Central Park was filmed over the course of two enchanting days when nearly 1.2 million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-in-a-lifetime live moment that defined a generation. The concert seen around the world showcased the trailblazing entertainer of young and old, bringing together all ethnicities and nationalities to experience the voice and heart of Diana Ross. Diana Ross: her Life, Love and Legacy is executive produced by Ms. Ross and produced by music and media producer Spencer Proffer of Meteor 17.
Synopsis:
The magic of Diana Ross has touched millions of hearts around the world. Her magnificent life and unparalleled career have influenced music, film, fashion and stage with her spirit forever woven in the fabric of humanity. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Diana Ross: Live in Central Park was originally directed by the award-winning Steve Binder, who along with Diana put together a presentation that will feature never-before-seen footage, the best of the Central Park concert and inspired, heartfelt messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, with Tracee Ellis Ross delivering a passionate introduction to the presentation capturing the magnitude of the event. Diana Ross: Live in Central Park was filmed over the course of two enchanting days when nearly 1.2 million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-in-a-lifetime live moment that defined a generation. The concert seen around the world showcased the trailblazing entertainer of young and old, bringing together all ethnicities and nationalities to experience the voice and heart of Diana Ross. Diana Ross: her Life, Love and Legacy is executive produced by Ms. Ross and produced by music and media producer Spencer Proffer of Meteor 17.
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Tue 26 Mar
The Vanishing
The Vanishing
Running Time:
107mins
Genre:
Thriller
Director:
Kristoffer Nyholm
Starring:
Blake Jenner, Peter Mullan, Gerard Butler, Søren Malling, Connor Swindells, Gary Lewis
Censor advice:
very strong language, strong bloody violence
Synopsis:
Formally known as KEEPERS, The Vanishing is Inspired by the Flannan Isle mystery. A small relief boat approaches the Isle, a tiny isolated island no bigger than a football pitch, 20 miles off a rugged coast. Its aim is to routinely replace the three lighthouse keepers, after 6 weeks alone manning the light. It nears the dock and none of the men greet them. The winch is broken. A call. Nothing. Experienced keepers Thomas, James and Donald have vanished. The lamps are clean and refilled; the table is laid for dinner. There is an upturned chair. Two sets of yellow oilskins are missing...The men were never found.
Synopsis:
Formally known as KEEPERS, The Vanishing is Inspired by the Flannan Isle mystery. A small relief boat approaches the Isle, a tiny isolated island no bigger than a football pitch, 20 miles off a rugged coast. Its aim is to routinely replace the three lighthouse keepers, after 6 weeks alone manning the light. It nears the dock and none of the men greet them. The winch is broken. A call. Nothing. Experienced keepers Thomas, James and Donald have vanished. The lamps are clean and refilled; the table is laid for dinner. There is an upturned chair. Two sets of yellow oilskins are missing...The men were never found.
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Fri 29 Mar
Met Opera 2018-19 Season: Die Walküre
Met Opera 2018-19 Season: Die Walküre
Running Time:
295mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Robert Lepage
Starring:
Chris Lofing, Jamie Barton, Günther Groissböck, Stuart Skelton, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Greer Grimsley
Synopsis:
Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.
Synopsis:
Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.
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Sat 30 Mar
The King and I: From The London Palladium
The King and I: From The London Palladium
Running Time:
173mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Quitério .
Starring:
Jaume Collet-Serra, Kelli O'Hara, Edward Baker-Duly, Jon Chew, Na-Young Jeon, Dean John-Wilson
Censor advice:
Infrequent mild threat
Synopsis:
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.
Synopsis:
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.
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Thu 4 Apr
Bolshoi Ballet 2018-2019 Season: The Golden Age
Bolshoi Ballet 2018-2019 Season: The Golden Age
Running Time:
140mins
Genre:
Live Play
Starring:
Fred Willard, Ekaterina Krysanova, Mikhail Lobukhin, Ruslan Skvortsov, Nina Kaptsova
Synopsis:
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,”, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka… With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!
Synopsis:
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,”, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka… With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!
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Sun 7 Apr
NT Live 2019: All About Eve
NT Live 2019: All About Eve
Running Time:
130mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Ivo van Hove
Starring:
Sergey Bodrov, Gillian Anderson
Synopsis:
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG. Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.
Synopsis:
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG. Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.
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Thu 11 Apr
RSC Live: As You Like It
RSC Live: As You Like It
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Theatre
Synopsis:
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
Synopsis:
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
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Wed 17 Apr
Met Opera 2018-19 Season: Dialogues des Carmélites
Met Opera 2018-19 Season: Dialogues des Carmélites
Running Time:
189mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
John Dexter
Starring:
F. Gary Gray, Nick Offerman, Mukesh Chhabra, Erin Morley, Isabel Leonard, Karen Cargill, Karita Mattila, Adrianne Pieczonka
Synopsis:
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced. Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.
Synopsis:
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced. Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.
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Sat 11 May
NT Live: All My Sons
NT Live: All My Sons
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Starring:
Bill Pullman, Sally Field, Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle, Sule Rimi, Colin Morgan, Jenna Coleman
Synopsis:
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.
Synopsis:
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.
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Tue 14 May
Bolshoi Ballet 2018-2019 Season: Carmen Suite / Pe
Bolshoi Ballet 2018-2019 Season: Carmen Suite / Pe
Running Time:
140mins
Genre:
Opera
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.
Synopsis:
Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.
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Sun 19 May
RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew
RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Theatre
Synopsis:
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
Synopsis:
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
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Wed 5 Jun
Take That - Greatest Hits Live
Take That - Greatest Hits Live
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Starring:
Take That
Synopsis:
Take That and get ready to party at your local cinema as Gary, Mark and Howard bring their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour LIVE to the big screen on Saturday 8 June, for one night only! Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June, you’ll have front row seats as Gary, Mark and Howard perform their biggest hits from the last three decades. Get ready to throw your hands in the air – this is one party you’ll never forget!
Synopsis:
Take That and get ready to party at your local cinema as Gary, Mark and Howard bring their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour LIVE to the big screen on Saturday 8 June, for one night only! Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June, you’ll have front row seats as Gary, Mark and Howard perform their biggest hits from the last three decades. Get ready to throw your hands in the air – this is one party you’ll never forget!
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Sat 8 Jun
NT Live 2019: Small Island
NT Live 2019: Small Island
Running Time:
170mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.
Synopsis:
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.
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Thu 27 Jun
RSC Live: Measure For Measure
RSC Live: Measure For Measure
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Theatre
Synopsis:
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
Synopsis:
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
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Wed 31 Jul
Helensburgh Community Youth Choir
Helensburgh Community Youth Choir
Running Time:
90mins
Genre:
Unknown
Censor advice:
Youth Choir
Synopsis:
The Community Youth Choir runs as an after school club every Thursday.
Synopsis:
The Community Youth Choir runs as an after school club every Thursday.
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Thu 28 Mar