Loving Vincent
Loving Vincent
Running Time:
93mins
Genre:
Animated
Director:
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring:
Joseph Kosinski, Douglas Booth, Chris O'Dowd, Aidan Turner, John Sessions, Eleanor Tomlinson, Saoirse Ronan
Censor advice:
suicide theme, infrequent moderate sex, injury detail
Synopsis:
The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.
Synopsis:
The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.
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Thu 23 Nov
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
Running Time:
114mins
Genre:
Crime
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Starring:
Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz , Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer
Censor advice:
moderate violence, occasional bloody images
Synopsis:
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
Synopsis:
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
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The Party
The Party
Running Time:
71mins
Genre:
Black Comedy
Director:
James Lailey
Starring:
Joel MacCormack, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy
Censor advice:
strong language, drug misuse
Synopsis:
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy will be an unmissable date for everyone’s diary.
Synopsis:
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy will be an unmissable date for everyone’s diary.
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Thu 23 Nov
Fri 24 Nov
Tue 28 Nov
Paddington 2
Paddington 2
Running Time:
95mins
Genre:
Adventure
Director:
David Fincher
Starring:
Annabelle Wallis, Michael Beach Nichols, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Madeleine Harris, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
Synopsis:
The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…
Synopsis:
The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…
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Battle Of The Sexes
Battle Of The Sexes
Running Time:
121mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Javier Balas, Valerie Faris
Starring:
Gemma Arterton, Steve Carell, Alan Cumming, Bill Pullman, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, Elizabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell, Mickey Sumner
Censor advice:
infrequent moderate sex
Synopsis:
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
Synopsis:
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
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A Bad Moms Christmas
A Bad Moms Christmas
Running Time:
104mins
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring:
Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis
Censor advice:
strong language, sex references
Synopsis:
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.
Synopsis:
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.
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Fri 24 Nov
The Death of Stalin
The Death of Stalin
Running Time:
107mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Armando Iannucci
Starring:
Olivia Wilde, Adam McKay, Yann Gozlan, Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough
Censor advice:
very strong language, brief strong violence
Synopsis:
The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.
Synopsis:
The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.
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Thu 23 Nov
Mon 27 Nov
Wed 29 Nov
Breathe
Breathe
Running Time:
117mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
Willow Shields
Starring:
Mark Gatiss, Annabelle Wallis, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg
Censor advice:
infrequent bloody images
Synopsis:
Andy Serkis (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) makes his feature directorial debut with BREATHE. Based on a script by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator), BREATHE is an inspirational true story of love without limits. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy - Golden Globe Winner, The Crown, Wolf Hall) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled. The film’s supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book and The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, long-time friends. Stephen Mangan (Rush) and acting legend Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, the original The Avengers) complete the cast with a soundtrack by the acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney. The film is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) for The Imaginarium Studios. Financing is from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the BFI, brokered by Embankment Films. STXinternational release the film across the UK and Ireland on 27th October.
Synopsis:
Andy Serkis (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) makes his feature directorial debut with BREATHE. Based on a script by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator), BREATHE is an inspirational true story of love without limits. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy - Golden Globe Winner, The Crown, Wolf Hall) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled. The film’s supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book and The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, long-time friends. Stephen Mangan (Rush) and acting legend Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, the original The Avengers) complete the cast with a soundtrack by the acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney. The film is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) for The Imaginarium Studios. Financing is from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the BFI, brokered by Embankment Films. STXinternational release the film across the UK and Ireland on 27th October.
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Thu 23 Nov
Tue 28 Nov
Wed 29 Nov
Thu 30 Nov
Hairspray
Hairspray
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Musical
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a Sing along... In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a Sing along... In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.
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Thu 23 Nov
Frozen + Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Frozen + Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Running Time:
129mins
Genre:
Animated
Director:
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Starring:
Ciaran Hinds, Alan Tudyk, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff
Censor advice:
Contains mild threat
Synopsis:
Olaf's Frozen Adventure - for one weekend only. See Olaf's Frozen Adventures featurette followed by Frozen, back on the big screen.
Synopsis:
Olaf's Frozen Adventure - for one weekend only. See Olaf's Frozen Adventures featurette followed by Frozen, back on the big screen.
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Sat 25 Nov
Sun 26 Nov
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kapten Trio
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kapten Trio
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society present Kapten Trio with Beethoven Pian Trio in B flat Op. 11, "Grassenhauer", Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1 in C minor Op. 8 and Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 100 Kristi Kapten on Piano Rachel Spencer on Violin and Duncan Strachan on Cello.
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society present Kapten Trio with Beethoven Pian Trio in B flat Op. 11, "Grassenhauer", Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1 in C minor Op. 8 and Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 100 Kristi Kapten on Piano Rachel Spencer on Violin and Duncan Strachan on Cello.
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Sat 2 Dec
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairy-tale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairy-tale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
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Sun 3 Dec
Sun 17 Dec
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Young Marx
NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Young Marx
Running Time:
220mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Starring:
Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris
Synopsis:
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Synopsis:
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
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Thu 7 Dec
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Running Time:
135mins
Genre:
Science Fiction
Director:
J.J. Abrams
Starring:
David Frankel, Willow Shields, Logan Lerman, Nicola Peltz, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Simon Pegg, Max Von Sydow, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Warwick Davis, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher
Censor advice:
moderate violence, threat
Synopsis:
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
Synopsis:
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
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Wed 13 Dec
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Rian Johnson
Starring:
Nicola Peltz, Dave Green, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill
Synopsis:
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Synopsis:
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
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Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Running Time:
191mins
Genre:
Adventure
Director:
Emory Cohen
Starring:
Arthur Kennedy, Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle
Synopsis:
One of the screen's grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal's men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. And following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence's triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers. With Oscar winning cinematography, magnificent locations, Maurice Jarre's famed score and a screenplay based on Lawrence's own writings, David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia is a masterpiece. Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a reconstruction of the film was undertaken. David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean's Director's Cut. It is this version that has now been lovingly digitally restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensuring that the film will be seen as it was meant to be, for the first time since its initial release. The film will also be screened in its original roadshow format, with an overture, intermission, entr'acte and exit music.
Synopsis:
One of the screen's grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal's men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. And following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence's triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers. With Oscar winning cinematography, magnificent locations, Maurice Jarre's famed score and a screenplay based on Lawrence's own writings, David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia is a masterpiece. Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a reconstruction of the film was undertaken. David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean's Director's Cut. It is this version that has now been lovingly digitally restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensuring that the film will be seen as it was meant to be, for the first time since its initial release. The film will also be screened in its original roadshow format, with an overture, intermission, entr'acte and exit music.
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Thu 21 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 22 Dec
Sat 23 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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Sun 24 Dec
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kosmos
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kosmos
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
An all age workshop here at The Tower between 3-4pm, followed by an evening performance at 7:30p Harriet MacKenzie on Violin Meg Hamilton on Viola and Mills Milivojevic on Accordian
Synopsis:
An all age workshop here at The Tower between 3-4pm, followed by an evening performance at 7:30p Harriet MacKenzie on Violin Meg Hamilton on Viola and Mills Milivojevic on Accordian
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Sat 13 Jan
Sunshine on Leith
Sunshine on Leith
Running Time:
100mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Dexter Fletcher
Starring:
Ben Foster, Lily Collins, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Jane Horrocks, Antonia Thomas
Censor advice:
Contains mild language, violence and sex references
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower for a sing along... Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.
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Thu 18 Jan
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy... Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
Synopsis:
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy... Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
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Sun 21 Jan
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca
Running Time:
173mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
David McVicar
Starring:
Alexandre Aja, Tarsem Singh, Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo, Patrick Carfizzi, Jennifer Rowley, Željko Lučić, Michael Volle, Sir Bryn Terfel
Synopsis:
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.
Synopsis:
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.
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Sat 27 Jan
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Lady of Camellias
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Lady of Camellias
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love... Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
Synopsis:
As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love... Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
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Sun 4 Feb
L'Elisir D'amore
L'Elisir D'amore
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Synopsis:
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
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Sat 10 Feb
HMS 2017/18 Season: Cavendish Winds
HMS 2017/18 Season: Cavendish Winds
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
The Danzi Quintet No1 in B flat major, Arnold three shanties and Piazzolla Libertango arr. For wind quintet will be played before a short interval, after which you will be able to enjoy Ligeti Six Bagatelles and Neilson Wind quintet Op 43. With Katy Ovens on Flute, Henry Clay on Oboe, Alice Quayle on Bassoon, Charlie Ransley on French Horn and Mary Tyler on Clarinet
Synopsis:
The Danzi Quintet No1 in B flat major, Arnold three shanties and Piazzolla Libertango arr. For wind quintet will be played before a short interval, after which you will be able to enjoy Ligeti Six Bagatelles and Neilson Wind quintet Op 43. With Katy Ovens on Flute, Henry Clay on Oboe, Alice Quayle on Bassoon, Charlie Ransley on French Horn and Mary Tyler on Clarinet
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Sat 17 Feb
NT Live 2017-18 Season: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
NT Live 2017-18 Season: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Running Time:
185mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Jennifer Saunders
Starring:
David O. Russell, Colm Meaney, Sienna Miller
Synopsis:
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Captured live on stage, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will screen in cinemas around the world from 22 February 2018.
Synopsis:
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Captured live on stage, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will screen in cinemas around the world from 22 February 2018.
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Thu 22 Feb
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Musical
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a "real" woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel).
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a "real" woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel).
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Thu 22 Feb
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème
Running Time:
175mins
Genre:
Opera
Starring:
Russell Thomas, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Rose, Angel Blue, Duncan Rock, Javier Arrey, Alexey Lavrov, David Pershall, David Soar, Paul Plishka, Brigitta Kele, Dmytro Popov, Jean-François Borras, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Michael Todd Simpson
Synopsis:
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.
Synopsis:
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.
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Sat 24 Feb
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Nikolai Volkov & Vladimir Dmitriev In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way... Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
Synopsis:
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Nikolai Volkov & Vladimir Dmitriev In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way... Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
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Sun 4 Mar
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Semiramide
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Semiramide
Running Time:
240mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
John Copley
Starring:
Jaswinder Bhalla, Elizabeth DeShong, Ildar Abdrazakov, Ryan Speedo Green, Javier Camarena
Synopsis:
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Synopsis:
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
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Sat 10 Mar
HMS 2017/18 Season: duo b!z'art
HMS 2017/18 Season: duo b!z'art
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Brahms Hungarian Dances - a selection MacDowell Moon Pictures Op 21 Grieg Norwegian Dances Op 35 INTERVAL Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillante Op 92 Schumann Bilder aus Osten Op 66 Faure Dolly Suite Op 56 With Andre Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste On Piano.
Synopsis:
Brahms Hungarian Dances - a selection MacDowell Moon Pictures Op 21 Grieg Norwegian Dances Op 35 INTERVAL Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillante Op 92 Schumann Bilder aus Osten Op 66 Faure Dolly Suite Op 56 With Andre Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste On Piano.
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Sat 17 Mar
Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Musical
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
Synopsis:
Join us at The Tower in a sing along... Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
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Thu 22 Mar
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte
Running Time:
211mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Phelim McDermott
Starring:
Serena Malfi, Adam Plachetka, Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Maltman, Ben Bliss, Amanda Majeski
Synopsis:
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
Synopsis:
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
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Sat 31 Mar
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Giselle
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Giselle
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death... Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
Synopsis:
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death... Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
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Sun 8 Apr
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller
Running Time:
218mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Elijah Moshinsky
Starring:
Plácido Domingo, Dmitri Belosselskiy, Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala, Alexander Vinogradov, Luca Salsi, Olesya Petrova
Synopsis:
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
Synopsis:
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
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Sat 14 Apr
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon
Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon
Running Time:
167mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Laurent Pelly
Starring:
Américo Silva, Joyce DiDonato, Laurent Naouri, Stephanie Blythe, Kathleen Kim
Synopsis:
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Synopsis:
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
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Sat 28 Apr