Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Running Time:
122mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Michael Engler
Starring:
Mia Wasikowska, Annabelle Wallis, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Jim Carter, Allen Leech, Imelda Staunton
Censor advice:
Mild threat, language
Synopsis:
Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler. It is a continuation of the television series of the same name, created by Fellowes, that ran on ITV from 2010 to 2015. Much of the original cast returns, including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Penelope Wilton. It was revealed in late 2018 that Lily James, who played Lady Rose MacClare in the TV series,[2] and Samantha Bond, who played Lady Rosamund Painswick in the show, would not be returning. The film is set in 1927, and features a royal visit to Downton Abbey by King George V and Queen Mary.
Synopsis:
Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler. It is a continuation of the television series of the same name, created by Fellowes, that ran on ITV from 2010 to 2015. Much of the original cast returns, including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Penelope Wilton. It was revealed in late 2018 that Lily James, who played Lady Rose MacClare in the TV series,[2] and Samantha Bond, who played Lady Rosamund Painswick in the show, would not be returning. The film is set in 1927, and features a royal visit to Downton Abbey by King George V and Queen Mary.
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HMS 2019/2020 Season: Primrose Piano Quartet
HMS 2019/2020 Season: Primrose Piano Quartet
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Programme Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major Op. 47 Dohn·nyi Serenade for string trio in C major Op. 10 Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor Op. 25 The quartet are: Susanne Stanzeleit Violin Dorothea Vogel Viola Andrew Fuller Cello John Thwaites Piano
Synopsis:
Programme Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major Op. 47 Dohn·nyi Serenade for string trio in C major Op. 10 Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor Op. 25 The quartet are: Susanne Stanzeleit Violin Dorothea Vogel Viola Andrew Fuller Cello John Thwaites Piano
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Sat 19 Oct
HMS 2020: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook
HMS 2020: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Helenburgh Music Society presents James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook with a varied programme of lieder and other tenor solos. Programme Schumann Dichterliebe Jonathan Dove Under Alteríd Skies Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
Synopsis:
Helenburgh Music Society presents James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook with a varied programme of lieder and other tenor solos. Programme Schumann Dichterliebe Jonathan Dove Under Alteríd Skies Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
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Sat 18 Jan
HMS 2019/2020 Season: The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three
HMS 2019/2020 Season: The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents a programme of Jazz standards, rags and blues from the Golden Age of Jazz
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents a programme of Jazz standards, rags and blues from the Golden Age of Jazz
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Sat 15 Feb
HMS 2019/2020 Season: Fitzroy Quartet
HMS 2019/2020 Season: Fitzroy Quartet
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents the Fitzroy String Quartet , sponsored by the Tunnell Trust, with a programme of quartets by Mozart, Mason and Mendelssohn. Stefano Mengoli violin Laura Custodio Sabas violin Emily Pound viola Michael Newman cello Programme Mozart String Quartet in G major K387 Benedict Mason String Quartet No 1 Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor Op 44 No 2
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents the Fitzroy String Quartet , sponsored by the Tunnell Trust, with a programme of quartets by Mozart, Mason and Mendelssohn. Stefano Mengoli violin Laura Custodio Sabas violin Emily Pound viola Michael Newman cello Programme Mozart String Quartet in G major K387 Benedict Mason String Quartet No 1 Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor Op 44 No 2
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Sat 21 Mar
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Running Time:
87mins
Genre:
Adventure
Director:
Richard Starzak, Will Becher, Richard Phelan
Starring:
Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Kate Harbour
Censor advice:
Very mild threat, language, rude humour
Synopsis:
Shaun is back! And there's a new arrival in town who's a little alien...meet Lu-La. Watch the official trailer for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – landing in UK cinemas October 18th. Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?
Synopsis:
Shaun is back! And there's a new arrival in town who's a little alien...meet Lu-La. Watch the official trailer for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – landing in UK cinemas October 18th. Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?
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Abominable
Abominable
Running Time:
97mins
Genre:
Adventure
Director:
Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman
Starring:
Chloe Bennet, Claudia Kim, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai
Censor advice:
Mild threat, very mild violence, rude humour
Synopsis:
DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 3,000-mile journey from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When a mischievous group of friends encounter a young Yeti, they embark upon an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
Synopsis:
DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 3,000-mile journey from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When a mischievous group of friends encounter a young Yeti, they embark upon an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
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Fri 18 Oct
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Thu 24 Oct
Judy
Judy
Running Time:
118mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
Rupert Goold
Starring:
Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Jessie Buckley, Renée Zellwegger
Censor advice:
Scenes of drug misuse, infrequent strong language
Synopsis:
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Synopsis:
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
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Tue 15 Oct
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Thu 24 Oct
Pain and Glory
Pain and Glory
Running Time:
113mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Starring:
Elmer Bäck, Penélope Cruz , Raúl Arévalo, Cecilia Roth, Nora Navas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Eva Martín, Susi Sánchez
Censor advice:
Drug misuse
Synopsis:
PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.e as past and present come crashing down around him.
Synopsis:
PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.e as past and present come crashing down around him.
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Tue 15 Oct
Joker
Joker
Running Time:
122mins
Genre:
Crime
Director:
Todd Phillips
Starring:
Frances Conroy, Amber Heard, Steven McRae, Joaquin Phoenix, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Josh Pais, Marc Maron, Robert De Niro, Bill Camp, Zazie Beetz
Censor advice:
Strong bloody violence, language
Synopsis:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips. “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Synopsis:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips. “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
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Tue 15 Oct
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Thu 24 Oct
The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
Running Time:
149mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Josh Peck
Starring:
Idina Menzel, Tika Sumpter, Aneurin Barnard, Nicole Kidman
Censor advice:
Drug misuse, strong language
Synopsis:
Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch. “The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson (“The Hunger Games” films, “American Crime Story”) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z,” “American Crime Story”). Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kevin McCormick, Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the novel by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
Synopsis:
Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch. “The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson (“The Hunger Games” films, “American Crime Story”) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z,” “American Crime Story”). Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kevin McCormick, Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the novel by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
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Wed 16 Oct
NT Live 2019: A Midsummer Night's Dream
NT Live 2019: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Running Time:
188mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Starring:
Yûho Yamashita, Oliver Chris, Hammed Animashaun, David Moorst
Censor advice:
Infrequent strong language, moderate sex references
Synopsis:
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
Synopsis:
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
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Thu 17 Oct
Royal Opera 2019/2020: Don Pasquale
Royal Opera 2019/2020: Don Pasquale
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Joshua Leonard
Starring:
Sir Bryn Terfel
Synopsis:
Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.
Synopsis:
Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.
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Thu 24 Oct
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Manon
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Manon
Running Time:
212mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Christian Räth
Starring:
RJ Cyler, Richard Davies, Carlo Bosi, Michael Fabiano, Lisette Oropesa, Brett Polegato
Synopsis:
Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.
Synopsis:
Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.
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Sat 26 Oct
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Raymonda
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Raymonda
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him… Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.
Synopsis:
Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him… Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.
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Sun 27 Oct
Cafe Improv 6th Edition_Al Murray
Cafe Improv 6th Edition_Al Murray
Running Time:
320mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
The Tower Digital Arts Centre presents The 6th edition of the ever popular CAFE IMPROV! An afternoon of MUSIC, FILM and CHAT with special guest AL MURRAY, of Pub Landlord fame. With a performance by FAT COPS ft Al on drums. Curated by Future Pilot AKA/Sushil K Dade Al will introduce the iconic rock doc parody THIS IS SPINAL TAP directed by Rob Reiner *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW* Although we do plan on having a lot of fun and turning it up to 11. As always, MC/Mixtapes/DUGLAS T STEWART - BMX Bandits.
Synopsis:
The Tower Digital Arts Centre presents The 6th edition of the ever popular CAFE IMPROV! An afternoon of MUSIC, FILM and CHAT with special guest AL MURRAY, of Pub Landlord fame. With a performance by FAT COPS ft Al on drums. Curated by Future Pilot AKA/Sushil K Dade Al will introduce the iconic rock doc parody THIS IS SPINAL TAP directed by Rob Reiner *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW* Although we do plan on having a lot of fun and turning it up to 11. As always, MC/Mixtapes/DUGLAS T STEWART - BMX Bandits.
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Sun 27 Oct
Royal Ballet 2019/20: Concerto / Enigma Variations
Royal Ballet 2019/20: Concerto / Enigma Variations
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of the Company’s heritage.
Synopsis:
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of the Company’s heritage.
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Tue 5 Nov
NT Live 2019: Hansard
NT Live 2019: Hansard
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Simon Godwin
Starring:
Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings
Synopsis:
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
Synopsis:
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
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Thu 7 Nov
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Madama Butterfl
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Madama Butterfl
Running Time:
192mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Carolyn Choa
Starring:
Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth DeShong, MaryAnn McCormick, Paulo Szot, Hui He, Ana María Martínez, Piero Pretti, Andrea Carè, Maria Zifchak, Markus Brück
Synopsis:
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns to our screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. One of the most frequently staged operas of our generation, Madama Butterfly follows the story of a young Japanese girl, Cio-Cio San, who falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval officer. Tragedy unfolds in this sweeping production, which is a perennial audience favourite. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores. Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time and is joined by a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, and mezzosoprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
Synopsis:
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns to our screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. One of the most frequently staged operas of our generation, Madama Butterfly follows the story of a young Japanese girl, Cio-Cio San, who falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval officer. Tragedy unfolds in this sweeping production, which is a perennial audience favourite. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores. Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time and is joined by a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, and mezzosoprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
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Sat 9 Nov
42nd Street – The Musical
42nd Street – The Musical
Running Time:
142mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Mark Bramble
Censor advice:
Mild innuendo, language
Synopsis:
One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
Synopsis:
One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
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Sun 10 Nov
Tue 12 Nov
HMS 2019/2020 Season: Concerto Caledonia
HMS 2019/2020 Season: Concerto Caledonia
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents Concerto Caledonia with a programme of pieces focussed on Corelliís legacy in Scotland. Aaron McGregor, Gabi Maas, violins Laura Sergeant, cello David McGuiness, fortepiano, virginal Programme Corelliís legacy in Scotland; to include, Corelli Trio Sonata Op 1 No 4 William McGibbon Trio Sonata No 5 in imitation of Corelli Geminiani The Broom of Cowdenknows, Bonny Christy William McGibbon Variations on The Bonniest Lass in aí the World Corelli Violin Sonata Op 5 No 5 adapted by McGibbon Robert Mackintosh The Duchess of Gordonís Delight, Miss Charlotte Campbellís Medley Nathaniel Gow The Cries of Edinburgh; Quadrilles as danced at his annual Ball 1817-1819
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society presents Concerto Caledonia with a programme of pieces focussed on Corelliís legacy in Scotland. Aaron McGregor, Gabi Maas, violins Laura Sergeant, cello David McGuiness, fortepiano, virginal Programme Corelliís legacy in Scotland; to include, Corelli Trio Sonata Op 1 No 4 William McGibbon Trio Sonata No 5 in imitation of Corelli Geminiani The Broom of Cowdenknows, Bonny Christy William McGibbon Variations on The Bonniest Lass in aí the World Corelli Violin Sonata Op 5 No 5 adapted by McGibbon Robert Mackintosh The Duchess of Gordonís Delight, Miss Charlotte Campbellís Medley Nathaniel Gow The Cries of Edinburgh; Quadrilles as danced at his annual Ball 1817-1819
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Sat 16 Nov
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Le Corsaire
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Le Corsaire
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye… Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.
Synopsis:
On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye… Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.
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Sun 17 Nov
The Irishman
The Irishman
Running Time:
209mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
Martin Scorsese
Starring:
Clark Duke, Ed Westwick, Stephen Graham, Jesse Plemons, Ray Romano, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci, Kathrine Narducci, Domenick Lombardozzi
Censor advice:
strong violence, language
Synopsis:
A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Synopsis:
A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
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Fri 22 Nov
Sat 23 Nov
Sun 24 Nov
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Akhnaten
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Akhnaten
Running Time:
211mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Phelim McDermott
Starring:
J'Nai Bridges, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, Zachary James, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dísella Lárusdóttir
Synopsis:
Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt. Director Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met to bring this contemporary production to life, with a virtuosic company and dramatic staging that features acrobatics and juggling. The striking soprano J’Nai Bridges makes her Met debut as Nefertiti with Karen Kamensek conducting Glass’s ritualistic and hypnotic score.
Synopsis:
Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt. Director Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met to bring this contemporary production to life, with a virtuosic company and dramatic staging that features acrobatics and juggling. The striking soprano J’Nai Bridges makes her Met debut as Nefertiti with Karen Kamensek conducting Glass’s ritualistic and hypnotic score.
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Sat 23 Nov
NT Live 2019: Present Laughter
NT Live 2019: Present Laughter
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Tye Sheridan
Starring:
Noel Coward
Synopsis:
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Synopsis:
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
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Thu 28 Nov
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
Running Time:
184mins
Genre:
Live Theatre
Synopsis:
Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences… This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015.
Synopsis:
Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences… This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015.
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Wed 4 Dec
Royal Opera 2019/20: Coppelia
Royal Opera 2019/20: Coppelia
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
The Royal Ballet Company
Synopsis:
A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
Synopsis:
A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
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Tue 10 Dec
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: The Nutcracker
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: The Nutcracker
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him. In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him. In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
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Sun 15 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
André Rieu - 70 Years Young
André Rieu - 70 Years Young
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam. As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht. Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!
Synopsis:
André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam. As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht. Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!
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Sat 4 Jan
Sun 5 Jan
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Wozzeck
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Wozzeck
Running Time:
92mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Luc De Wit
Starring:
Crista Alfaiate, Vidya Balan, Peter Mattei, Tamara Mumford, Andrew Staples, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel
Synopsis:
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
Synopsis:
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
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Sat 11 Jan
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Sleeping Beauty
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Sleeping Beauty
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.
Synopsis:
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.
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Thu 16 Jan
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Giselle
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Giselle
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion… Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
Synopsis:
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion… Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
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Sun 26 Jan
Royal Opera 2019/20 Season: La Boheme
Royal Opera 2019/20 Season: La Boheme
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Puccini’s music and Richard Jones’s production capture the joy and heartache of young love in Paris.
Synopsis:
Puccini’s music and Richard Jones’s production capture the joy and heartache of young love in Paris.
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Wed 29 Jan
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Porgy and Bess
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Porgy and Bess
Running Time:
195mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
James Robinson
Starring:
Eric Owens, Ryan Speedo Green, Angel Blue, Golda Schultz, Denyce Graves, Alfred Walker, Donovan Singletary, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Janai Brugger, Latonia Moore, Frederick Ballentine, Kevin Short
Synopsis:
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.
Synopsis:
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.
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Sat 1 Feb
Matinee at the Musicals 3
Matinee at the Musicals 3
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Fundraiser for Beatson Cancer Charity, Myeloma UK, and The Tower.
Synopsis:
Fundraiser for Beatson Cancer Charity, Myeloma UK, and The Tower.
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Sun 23 Feb
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Swan Lake
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Swan Lake
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
Synopsis:
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
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Sun 23 Feb
Royal Ballet: New Marston / New Scarlett
Royal Ballet: New Marston / New Scarlett
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Opera
Starring:
Liam Scarlett, Cathy Marston
Synopsis:
The Royal Ballet presents two world premieres with Cathy Marston's first work for the Company on the Main Stage and a new work by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett.
Synopsis:
The Royal Ballet presents two world premieres with Cathy Marston's first work for the Company on the Main Stage and a new work by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett.
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Tue 25 Feb
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Agrippina
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Agrippina
Running Time:
215mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Sobhita Dhuliwala, Kate Lindsey, Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Rose, Duncan Rock
Synopsis:
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit. Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
Synopsis:
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit. Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
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Sat 29 Feb
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Der Fliegende H
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Der Fliegende H
Running Time:
139mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
François Girard
Starring:
Mukesh Chhabra, Sir Bryn Terfel, Mihoko Fujimura, Anja Kampe, Sergey Skorokhodov, Alok Kumar, Franz-Josef Selig
Synopsis:
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
Synopsis:
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
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Sat 14 Mar
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Fidelio
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Fidelio
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Tobias Kratzer
Starring:
Jonas Kaufmann, Lise Davidsen
Synopsis:
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Synopsis:
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
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Tue 17 Mar
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Romeo and Juliet
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Romeo and Juliet
Running Time:
185mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.
Synopsis:
In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.
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Sun 29 Mar
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake
Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Synopsis:
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
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Wed 1 Apr
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Tosca
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Tosca
Running Time:
177mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Alexandre Aja, Michael Volle, Patrick Carfizzi, Jennifer Rowley, George Gagnidze, Najmiddin Mavlyanov, Brian Jagde, Philip Cokorinos
Synopsis:
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
Synopsis:
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
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Sat 11 Apr
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Jewels
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Jewels
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
Synopsis:
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
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Sun 19 Apr
Royal Ballet 2020: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacc
Royal Ballet 2020: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacc
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy. Damiano Michieletto’s production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern and yet timeless. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarized by the Financial Times as ‘a gripping evening all round’.
Synopsis:
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy. Damiano Michieletto’s production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern and yet timeless. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarized by the Financial Times as ‘a gripping evening all round’.
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Tue 21 Apr
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Maria Stuarda
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Maria Stuarda
Running Time:
166mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Jamie Barton, Diana Damrau, Michele Pertusi, Stephen Costello, Andrzej Filonczyk
Synopsis:
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
Synopsis:
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
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Sat 9 May
Royal Ballet 2020 Season: The Dante Project
Royal Ballet 2020 Season: The Dante Project
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
Synopsis:
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
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Thu 28 May
Royal Opera 2020: Elektra
Royal Opera 2020: Elektra
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Christof Loy
Starring:
Nina Stemme
Synopsis:
Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.
Synopsis:
Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.
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Thu 18 Jun