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
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
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog
Running Time:
99mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Jeff Fowler
Starring:
Dave Bautista, Nikhil Advani, Alan Williams, Natasha Rothwell, Jim Carrey, Neal McDonough, James Marsden
Censor advice:
Mild violence, threat, rude humour
Synopsis:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Synopsis:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
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Sun 23 Feb
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Thu 27 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
Parasite
Parasite
Running Time:
132mins
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Joon-ho Bong
Starring:
Pandora Colin, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Cho, Hyae Jin Chang
Censor advice:
Strong bloody violence, language, sex, sex references
Synopsis:
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Synopsis:
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
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Sun 23 Feb
Mon 24 Feb
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Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb
Emma
Emma
Running Time:
125mins
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Autumn de Wilde
Starring:
Jerry Jameson, Amber Anderson, Tanya Reynolds, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Gemma Whelan, Johnny Flynn, Callum Turner, Josh O’Connor, Miranda Hart, Anya Taylor-Joy, Connor Swindells
Censor advice:
Brief natural nudity
Synopsis:
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Synopsis:
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
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Military Wives Premiere Event Live from Leicester
Military Wives Premiere Event Live from Leicester
Running Time:
173mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Peter Cattaneo
Starring:
Sharon Horgan, Davina Sitaram, India Ria Amarteifio, Amy James-Kelly, Kristin Scott Thomas
Censor advice:
Infrequent strong language, moderate sex references
Synopsis:
Monday 24th February, satellite beam back of Military Wives premiere live from Leicester Square. With streamed footage of host Lorraine Kelly, interviewing stars of the film, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan and other celebrities on the red carpet. Plus a special live performance from the Military Wives Choir. With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.
Synopsis:
Monday 24th February, satellite beam back of Military Wives premiere live from Leicester Square. With streamed footage of host Lorraine Kelly, interviewing stars of the film, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan and other celebrities on the red carpet. Plus a special live performance from the Military Wives Choir. With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.
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Mon 24 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
Dolittle
Dolittle
Running Time:
101mins
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Stephen Gaghan
Starring:
Malcolm D. Lee, Carmen Ejogo, Octavia Spencer, Rami Malek, Tom Holland, Marion Cotillard, Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Michael Sheen, Robert Downey Jnr, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes
Censor advice:
Mild threat, rude humour
Synopsis:
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle. After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk’s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
Synopsis:
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle. After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk’s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
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Wed 26 Feb
1917
1917
Running Time:
119mins
Genre:
Drama
Censor advice:
Strong injury detail, language
Synopsis:
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them
Synopsis:
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them
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Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
Running Time:
109mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Cathy Yan
Starring:
Josh Hamilton, Kyle Balda, Rupert Evans, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Greice Santo, Derek Wilson, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Willig, Rosie Perez
Censor advice:
strong violence, injury detail, language, sexual threat
Synopsis:
After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes - Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya - come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.
Synopsis:
After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes - Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya - come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.
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Thu 27 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
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. 25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance. Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!
Synopsis:
The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. 25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance. Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!
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Tue 3 Mar
Sun 8 Mar
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Running Time:
109mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
Marielle Heller
Starring:
James Levine, Tammy Blanchard, Tom Hanks, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, Wendy Makkena
Censor advice:
Mild bad language, violence
Synopsis:
Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour.
Synopsis:
Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour.
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Wed 4 Mar
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
Legends of American Country - Tribute Band
Legends of American Country - Tribute Band
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Now seen by over 250,000 fans direct from Ireland Europe's No 1 Country music show " The Legends of American Country " returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics . The 2019 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton , Johnny Cash , Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and 5 brand new tributes to icons Hank Williams , Charley Pride , Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Don Williams with countless other well known hit songs in this must see extravaganza . The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb award winning live band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe talking to Nashville and back . One things for sure if you like Country music this is the only show in town !
Synopsis:
Now seen by over 250,000 fans direct from Ireland Europe's No 1 Country music show " The Legends of American Country " returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics . The 2019 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton , Johnny Cash , Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and 5 brand new tributes to icons Hank Williams , Charley Pride , Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Don Williams with countless other well known hit songs in this must see extravaganza . The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb award winning live band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe talking to Nashville and back . One things for sure if you like Country music this is the only show in town !
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Thu 19 Mar
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe’s sensational voices and irresistible chemistry will undoubtedly light up the big screen.
Synopsis:
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe’s sensational voices and irresistible chemistry will undoubtedly light up the big screen.
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Sat 28 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
VE Day 75 Live from the Royal Albert Hall
VE Day 75 Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Documentary
Synopsis:
SSAFA presents VE DAY 75 WITH THE DAILY MAIL Live from the Royal Albert Hall Exactly 75 years since Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s announcement of the end of the Second World War, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plus special guests will unite the nation for an inspiring and patriotic evening. VE Day 75 With The Daily Mail, presented by SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, takes place on Friday 8 May. On this special May Bank Holiday, the nation will come together for an unforgettable night of commemoration and celebration, broadcast to cinemas nationwide live from a sold out Royal Albert Hall. Audiences will enjoy stirring and emotional music from some of Britain’s greatest composers - from Elgar’s Nimrod to Walton’s Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, Holst’s Planet Suite to Ron Goodwin’s Battle Of Britain Theme and many more. There will also be on stage appearances by Second World War Veterans. This event is in support of SSAFA. The Armed Forces charity offers support to those currently serving, regulars and Reservists, in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, Veterans and military families, as well as Veterans from the Merchant Navy.
Synopsis:
SSAFA presents VE DAY 75 WITH THE DAILY MAIL Live from the Royal Albert Hall Exactly 75 years since Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s announcement of the end of the Second World War, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plus special guests will unite the nation for an inspiring and patriotic evening. VE Day 75 With The Daily Mail, presented by SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, takes place on Friday 8 May. On this special May Bank Holiday, the nation will come together for an unforgettable night of commemoration and celebration, broadcast to cinemas nationwide live from a sold out Royal Albert Hall. Audiences will enjoy stirring and emotional music from some of Britain’s greatest composers - from Elgar’s Nimrod to Walton’s Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, Holst’s Planet Suite to Ron Goodwin’s Battle Of Britain Theme and many more. There will also be on stage appearances by Second World War Veterans. This event is in support of SSAFA. The Armed Forces charity offers support to those currently serving, regulars and Reservists, in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, Veterans and military families, as well as Veterans from the Merchant Navy.
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Fri 8 May
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
Mick Fleetwood & Friends
Mick Fleetwood & Friends
Running Time:
140mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Mick Fleetwood has assembled a stellar cast of musicians to celebrate the music that established Fleetwood Mac as one of the biggest bands in the world – the music of Peter Green. With a line-up featuring Neil Finn (Crowded House), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jonny Lang, John Mayall (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Pete Townshend (The Who), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), this unique concert event that will be captured at The London Palladium on 25th February is an absolute must-see for any music fan out there.
Synopsis:
Mick Fleetwood has assembled a stellar cast of musicians to celebrate the music that established Fleetwood Mac as one of the biggest bands in the world – the music of Peter Green. With a line-up featuring Neil Finn (Crowded House), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jonny Lang, John Mayall (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Pete Townshend (The Who), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), this unique concert event that will be captured at The London Palladium on 25th February is an absolute must-see for any music fan out there.
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Tue 2 Jun
Sun 7 Jun
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
National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again
National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Thea Sharrock
Starring:
Richard Fleeshman, Caroline Quentin
Synopsis:
July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his intrepid young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell (formerly Malaprop Hall). Back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. Setting his sights on winning her heart, Jack’s advances turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own terms.
Synopsis:
July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his intrepid young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell (formerly Malaprop Hall). Back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. Setting his sights on winning her heart, Jack’s advances turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own terms.
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Thu 23 Jul
André Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert Happy Together
André Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert Happy Together
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of André Rieu’s violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away. This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles...see you there!
Synopsis:
Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of André Rieu’s violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away. This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles...see you there!
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Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug