HMS 2020: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook
HMS 2020: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Helenburgh Music Society presents James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook with a varied programme of lieder and other tenor solos. Programme Schumann Dichterliebe Jonathan Dove Under Alteríd Skies Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
Synopsis:
Helenburgh Music Society presents James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook with a varied programme of lieder and other tenor solos. Programme Schumann Dichterliebe Jonathan Dove Under Alteríd Skies Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
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Sat 18 Jan
HMS 2019/2020 Season: The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three
HMS 2019/2020 Season: The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents a programme of Jazz standards, rags and blues from the Golden Age of Jazz
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents a programme of Jazz standards, rags and blues from the Golden Age of Jazz
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Sat 15 Feb
HMS 2019/2020 Season: Fitzroy Quartet
HMS 2019/2020 Season: Fitzroy Quartet
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents the Fitzroy String Quartet , sponsored by the Tunnell Trust, with a programme of quartets by Mozart, Mason and Mendelssohn. Stefano Mengoli violin Laura Custodio Sabas violin Emily Pound viola Michael Newman cello Programme Mozart String Quartet in G major K387 Benedict Mason String Quartet No 1 Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor Op 44 No 2
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents the Fitzroy String Quartet , sponsored by the Tunnell Trust, with a programme of quartets by Mozart, Mason and Mendelssohn. Stefano Mengoli violin Laura Custodio Sabas violin Emily Pound viola Michael Newman cello Programme Mozart String Quartet in G major K387 Benedict Mason String Quartet No 1 Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor Op 44 No 2
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Sat 21 Mar
Knives Out
Knives Out
Running Time:
130mins
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Rian Johnson
Starring:
Leslie Mann, Zoey Deutch, Ben Stassen, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, Jaeden Martell, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis
Censor advice:
Brief bloody images, moderate sex and suicide references, strong language
Synopsis:
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Synopsis:
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
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Fri 6 Dec
Tue 10 Dec
Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec
Last Christmas
Last Christmas
Running Time:
103mins
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Paul Feig
Starring:
Peter Capaldi, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Patti Lupone, Emma Thompson
Censor advice:
Moderate sex references, language
Synopsis:
Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (A Simple Favor, Crazy Rich Asians) and Emma Thompson star for director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Spy, Bridesmaids) in Last Christmas, a romantic comedy inspired by a George Michael beat and written by Academy Award® winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones’s Baby) and playwright Bryony Kimmings. Kate (Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith. Last Christmas features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the film’s title. The film will also premiere brand new unreleased material by the legendary Grammy-winning artist, who sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career. Last Christmas is produced by Feig and Jessie Henderson for his Feigco Entertainment, by BAFTA winner David Livingstone for Calamity Films, and Thompson.
Synopsis:
Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (A Simple Favor, Crazy Rich Asians) and Emma Thompson star for director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Spy, Bridesmaids) in Last Christmas, a romantic comedy inspired by a George Michael beat and written by Academy Award® winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones’s Baby) and playwright Bryony Kimmings. Kate (Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith. Last Christmas features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the film’s title. The film will also premiere brand new unreleased material by the legendary Grammy-winning artist, who sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career. Last Christmas is produced by Feig and Jessie Henderson for his Feigco Entertainment, by BAFTA winner David Livingstone for Calamity Films, and Thompson.
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Sun 8 Dec
Tue 10 Dec
Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec
Frozen II
Frozen II
Running Time:
104mins
Genre:
Adventure
Director:
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Starring:
Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristen Bell
Censor advice:
Mild threat, very mild violence, rude humour
Synopsis:
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
Synopsis:
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
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Tue 10 Dec
Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Les Miserables: The Staged Concert - Encore
Les Miserables: The Staged Concert - Encore
Running Time:
170mins
Genre:
Musical
Synopsis:
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London’s glittering West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast headed by Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas. Now cinema audiences can experience a live broadcast of the musical phenomenon for one night only on 2 December which broke box office records and sold out its entire 16-week season.
Synopsis:
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London’s glittering West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast headed by Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas. Now cinema audiences can experience a live broadcast of the musical phenomenon for one night only on 2 December which broke box office records and sold out its entire 16-week season.
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Sat 7 Dec
Sun 8 Dec
Midway
Midway
Running Time:
138mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Roland Emmerich
Starring:
Jeffrey Wright, Tadanobu Asano, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Ed Skrein
Censor advice:
Moderate violence, threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language
Synopsis:
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Synopsis:
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
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Sun 8 Dec
Tue 10 Dec
Thu 12 Dec
Royal Opera 2019/20: Coppelia
Royal Opera 2019/20: Coppelia
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
The Royal Ballet Company
Synopsis:
A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
Synopsis:
A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
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Tue 10 Dec
Tower Tuesdays - Official Secrets
Tower Tuesdays - Official Secrets
Running Time:
112mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
John D'Leo
Starring:
Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley, Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith, Indira Varma, Ralph Fiennes
Censor advice:
Very strong language
Synopsis:
Presenting Tower Tuesdays, where every other Tuesday we’ll be bringing you the best in documentary, arthouse and foreign language movies. This week we’ll be screening Official Secrets. She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.
Synopsis:
Presenting Tower Tuesdays, where every other Tuesday we’ll be bringing you the best in documentary, arthouse and foreign language movies. This week we’ll be screening Official Secrets. She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.
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Tue 10 Dec
Le Mans ’66
Le Mans ’66
Running Time:
152mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
David Soren
Starring:
Richard Jenkins, Tracy Letts, JJ Field, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon
Synopsis:
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in LE MANS ‘66, based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Synopsis:
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in LE MANS ‘66, based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
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Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: The Nutcracker
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: The Nutcracker
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him. In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him. In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
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Sun 15 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
Sun 29 Dec
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Running Time:
142mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
J.J. Abrams
Starring:
David Frankel, Willow Shields, Logan Lerman, Nicola Peltz, Dave Green, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong'o, Joonas Suotamo
Synopsis:
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
Synopsis:
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
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Thu 19 Dec
Fri 20 Dec
Sat 21 Dec
Sun 22 Dec
It's A Wonderful Life
It's A Wonderful Life
Running Time:
130mins
Genre:
Family
Director:
Frank Capra
Starring:
Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, James Stewart, Donna Reed
Censor advice:
Suitable for All
Synopsis:
Hollywood's best-loved star teams up with America's favourite director to create one of the world's most popular films. "It's A Wonderful Life" is the ultimate seasonal feel-good film. Starring the unforgettable James Stewart as George Bailey, the man who receives the greatest Christmas gift of all, and a superb ensemble cast including Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, this high-spirited Christmas tale is directed by the immortal Frank Capra and ranks as an all-time favourite of fans and critics alike.
Synopsis:
Hollywood's best-loved star teams up with America's favourite director to create one of the world's most popular films. "It's A Wonderful Life" is the ultimate seasonal feel-good film. Starring the unforgettable James Stewart as George Bailey, the man who receives the greatest Christmas gift of all, and a superb ensemble cast including Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, this high-spirited Christmas tale is directed by the immortal Frank Capra and ranks as an all-time favourite of fans and critics alike.
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Fri 20 Dec
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Musical
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Sat 21 Dec
Home Alone 2
Home Alone 2
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Comedy
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Sat 21 Dec
Elf
Elf
Running Time:
97mins
Genre:
Comedy
Starring:
Jon Favreau, Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, James Caan
Synopsis:
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas fantasy comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Edward Asner, and Bob Newhart. It was released on November 7, 2003 by New Line Cinema. The story is about one of Santa's elves (Ferrell) who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father (Caan), spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes.
Synopsis:
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas fantasy comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Edward Asner, and Bob Newhart. It was released on November 7, 2003 by New Line Cinema. The story is about one of Santa's elves (Ferrell) who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father (Caan), spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes.
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Tue 24 Dec
42nd Street – The Musical
42nd Street – The Musical
Running Time:
142mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Mark Bramble
Censor advice:
Mild innuendo, language
Synopsis:
One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
Synopsis:
One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
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Sat 28 Dec
Judy
Judy
Running Time:
118mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
Rupert Goold
Starring:
Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Jessie Buckley, Renée Zellwegger
Censor advice:
Scenes of drug misuse, infrequent strong language
Synopsis:
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Synopsis:
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
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Mon 30 Dec
Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert
Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Enjoy a glamorous New Year’s Eve gala with Sir Simon Rattle and the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Then in April, for the first time on the cinema screen, the Berliner Philharmoniker appear with their chief conductor designate, Kirill Petrenko, plus the star pianist Yuja Wang. To close the cinema season is Sir Simon Rattle’s last concert as chief conductor in the Berlin Philharmonie.
Synopsis:
Enjoy a glamorous New Year’s Eve gala with Sir Simon Rattle and the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Then in April, for the first time on the cinema screen, the Berliner Philharmoniker appear with their chief conductor designate, Kirill Petrenko, plus the star pianist Yuja Wang. To close the cinema season is Sir Simon Rattle’s last concert as chief conductor in the Berlin Philharmonie.
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Tue 31 Dec
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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Fri 3 Jan
André Rieu - 70 Years Young
André Rieu - 70 Years Young
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam. As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht. Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!
Synopsis:
André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam. As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht. Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!
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Sat 4 Jan
Sun 5 Jan
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Wozzeck
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Wozzeck
Running Time:
92mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Luc De Wit
Starring:
Crista Alfaiate, Vidya Balan, Peter Mattei, Tamara Mumford, Andrew Staples, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel
Synopsis:
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
Synopsis:
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
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Sat 11 Jan
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Sleeping Beauty
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Sleeping Beauty
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.
Synopsis:
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.
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Thu 16 Jan
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Giselle
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Giselle
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion… Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
Synopsis:
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion… Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
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Sun 26 Jan
Royal Opera 2019/20 Season: La Boheme
Royal Opera 2019/20 Season: La Boheme
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Puccini’s music and Richard Jones’s production capture the joy and heartache of young love in Paris.
Synopsis:
Puccini’s music and Richard Jones’s production capture the joy and heartache of young love in Paris.
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Wed 29 Jan
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Porgy and Bess
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Porgy and Bess
Running Time:
195mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
James Robinson
Starring:
Eric Owens, Ryan Speedo Green, Angel Blue, Golda Schultz, Denyce Graves, Alfred Walker, Donovan Singletary, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Janai Brugger, Latonia Moore, Frederick Ballentine, Kevin Short
Synopsis:
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.
Synopsis:
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.
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Sat 1 Feb
National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Live Theatre
Synopsis:
By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp Directed by Jamie Lloyd James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
Synopsis:
By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp Directed by Jamie Lloyd James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
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Thu 20 Feb
Matinee at the Musicals 3
Matinee at the Musicals 3
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Fundraiser for Beatson Cancer Charity, Myeloma UK, and The Tower.
Synopsis:
Fundraiser for Beatson Cancer Charity, Myeloma UK, and The Tower.
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Sun 23 Feb
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Swan Lake
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Swan Lake
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
Synopsis:
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
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Sun 23 Feb
ROH 2019/20:Live-The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering
ROH 2019/20:Live-The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Opera
Starring:
Liam Scarlett, Cathy Marston
Synopsis:
The scheduled premiere and live relay of Liam Scarlett’s new work has sadly been postponed to a later date in a subsequent season. Dances at a Gathering by Jerome Robbins replaces Scarlett’s ballet as part of the double bill. Dances at a Gathering will be performed alongside the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s The Cellist. This is Marston’s first work for the Company on the Main Stage and is inspired by the life of Jacqueline du Pré who is regarded as one of the greatest cellists of all time. Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention. Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
Synopsis:
The scheduled premiere and live relay of Liam Scarlett’s new work has sadly been postponed to a later date in a subsequent season. Dances at a Gathering by Jerome Robbins replaces Scarlett’s ballet as part of the double bill. Dances at a Gathering will be performed alongside the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s The Cellist. This is Marston’s first work for the Company on the Main Stage and is inspired by the life of Jacqueline du Pré who is regarded as one of the greatest cellists of all time. Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention. Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
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Tue 25 Feb
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Agrippina
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Agrippina
Running Time:
215mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Sobhita Dhuliwala, Kate Lindsey, Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Rose, Duncan Rock
Synopsis:
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit. Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
Synopsis:
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit. Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
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Sat 29 Feb
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Der Fliegende H
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Der Fliegende H
Running Time:
139mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
François Girard
Starring:
Mukesh Chhabra, Sir Bryn Terfel, Mihoko Fujimura, Anja Kampe, Sergey Skorokhodov, Alok Kumar, Franz-Josef Selig
Synopsis:
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
Synopsis:
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
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Sat 14 Mar
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Fidelio
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Fidelio
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Tobias Kratzer
Starring:
Jonas Kaufmann, Lise Davidsen
Synopsis:
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Synopsis:
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
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Tue 17 Mar
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Romeo and Juliet
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Romeo and Juliet
Running Time:
185mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.
Synopsis:
In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.
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Sun 29 Mar
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Synopsis:
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
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Wed 1 Apr
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Tosca
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Tosca
Running Time:
177mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Alexandre Aja, Michael Volle, Patrick Carfizzi, Jennifer Rowley, George Gagnidze, Najmiddin Mavlyanov, Brian Jagde, Philip Cokorinos
Synopsis:
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
Synopsis:
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
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Sat 11 Apr
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Jewels
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Jewels
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
Synopsis:
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
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Sun 19 Apr
Royal Ballet 2020: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacc
Royal Ballet 2020: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacc
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy. Damiano Michieletto’s production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern and yet timeless. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarized by the Financial Times as ‘a gripping evening all round’.
Synopsis:
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy. Damiano Michieletto’s production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern and yet timeless. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarized by the Financial Times as ‘a gripping evening all round’.
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Tue 21 Apr
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Maria Stuarda
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Maria Stuarda
Running Time:
166mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Jamie Barton, Diana Damrau, Michele Pertusi, Stephen Costello, Andrzej Filonczyk
Synopsis:
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
Synopsis:
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
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Sat 9 May
National Theatre Live: The Welkin
National Theatre Live: The Welkin
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Live Theatre
Synopsis:
A new play by Lucy Kirkwood One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
Synopsis:
A new play by Lucy Kirkwood One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
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Thu 21 May
Royal Ballet 2020 Season: The Dante Project
Royal Ballet 2020 Season: The Dante Project
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
Synopsis:
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
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Thu 28 May
Royal Opera 2020: Elektra
Royal Opera 2020: Elektra
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Christof Loy
Starring:
Nina Stemme
Synopsis:
Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.
Synopsis:
Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.
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Thu 18 Jun