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Cats (U)

Cats

Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.


Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.


Featuring Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.


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Saturday 18 Jan 202012:00
Sunday 19 Jan 202012:00

The Gentlemen (18)

The Gentlemen

From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes THE GENTLEMEN, a star-studded sophisticated action comedy. THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him (featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant).

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Friday 17 Jan 202020:40
Saturday 18 Jan 202020:45
Sunday 19 Jan 202020:45
Monday 20 Jan 202020:45 (Subtitled)
Tuesday 21 Jan 202020:45
Wednesday 22 Jan 202020:45
Thursday 23 Jan 202020:45

1917 (15)

1917

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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Friday 17 Jan 202015:2018:0020:40
Saturday 18 Jan 202012:4015:2018:0020:40
Sunday 19 Jan 202012:4015:2018:0020:40
Monday 20 Jan 202015:2018:0020:40
Tuesday 21 Jan 202015:2018:0020:40
Wednesday 22 Jan 202012:4015:2018:0020:40
Thursday 23 Jan 202015:2018:0020:40

Little Women (U)

Little Women

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms --  is both timeless and timely.  Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

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Friday 17 Jan 202015:00
Saturday 18 Jan 202015:00
Sunday 19 Jan 202015:00
Monday 20 Jan 202015:00
Tuesday 21 Jan 202015:00
Wednesday 22 Jan 202012:0015:00
Thursday 23 Jan 202015:00

JoJo Rabbit (12A)

JoJo Rabbit

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) brings his signature style of humour and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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Friday 17 Jan 202020:30
Saturday 18 Jan 202020:30
Sunday 19 Jan 202020:30
Monday 20 Jan 202020:30
Tuesday 21 Jan 202020:30
Wednesday 22 Jan 202010:00 (Parent/toddler) (Closed)11:30 (Over 50's) (Closed)12:30
Thursday 23 Jan 202020:30

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2D (12A)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2D

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.


STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER contains several sequences with flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photo sensitivities.”

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Friday 17 Jan 202017:20
Saturday 18 Jan 202014:2017:20
Sunday 19 Jan 202017:20
Monday 20 Jan 202017:20
Tuesday 21 Jan 202017:20
Wednesday 22 Jan 202017:20
Thursday 23 Jan 202017:20

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Sleeping Beauty (12A AL)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Sleeping Beauty

Approximate running time: about 3 hours


This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.


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Sunday 19 Jan 202014:00

Jumanji: The Next Level 2D (12A)

Jumanji: The Next Level 2D

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.

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Friday 17 Jan 202015:2018:00
Saturday 18 Jan 202015:2018:00
Sunday 19 Jan 202015:2018:00
Tuesday 21 Jan 202015:2018:00
Wednesday 22 Jan 202015:20
Thursday 23 Jan 202015:2018:00

Bad Boys For Life (15)

Bad Boys For Life

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

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Friday 17 Jan 202014:3017:3020:30
Saturday 18 Jan 202012:1514:3017:3020:30
Sunday 19 Jan 202012:1514:3017:3020:30
Monday 20 Jan 202014:3017:3020:30
Tuesday 21 Jan 202014:3017:3020:30
Wednesday 22 Jan 202012:0014:3017:3020:30
Thursday 23 Jan 202014:3017:3020:30

Bombshell (15)

Bombshell

When Gretchen Carlson slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world.

Book Tickets

Friday 17 Jan 202015:0017:5020:20
Saturday 18 Jan 202017:5020:20
Sunday 19 Jan 202017:5020:20
Monday 20 Jan 202015:0017:5020:20
Tuesday 21 Jan 202015:0017:5020:20
Wednesday 22 Jan 202015:0017:5020:20
Thursday 23 Jan 202015:0017:5020:20

Playing with Fire (PG)

Playing with Fire

When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitters. Unable to locate the children's parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202010:00
Sunday 19 Jan 202010:00

Spies in Disguise (PG)

Spies in Disguise

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is...not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo is forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise - transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic...pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202010:00
Sunday 19 Jan 202010:00

Stardog and Turbocat (U)

Stardog and Turbocat

A lost dog and a genius cat must team up to embark on a voyage in space to find their way home. The pair must also be cautious of a pet ban which has been enforced by an angry police officer.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202010:15 (Kids Club)
Sunday 19 Jan 202010:15 (Kids Club)

Frozen 2 2D (U)

Frozen 2 2D

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough.


Frozen 2 reunites the cast and creative team from the Oscar-winning 2013 film Frozen - the highest grossing animated film of all time - including actors Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, who reprise their roles, as well as directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.


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Saturday 18 Jan 202010:3013:00
Sunday 19 Jan 202010:3013:00

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrair (12A TBC)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrair

Directed by David Bickerstaff | Release date: 14 January 2020 | Running time: Approx. 80’


For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency. Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.


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Monday 20 Jan 202016:3018:30

Aida (12A AL)

Aida

Aida as our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents saw it, set against the hyperrealist scenery designed in 1945 by the Catalan artist from Manresa, Josep Mestres Cabanes. This splendid creation of the great Catalan school of set design emphasizes the grandeur and also the intimacy of Verdi’s third-before last opera, remaining true to the historicist tradition without ever lapsing into kitsch.


In his tensely dramatic Aida, the 58-year old Verdi displays his colossal strength and musical and theatrical savoir-faire to relate the love triangle that causes Aida, Amneris and Radamès to pursue their passion, love and hatred to the very last consequences. The background of Ancient Egypt – the work was written to mark the opening of the Suez Canal – provides the excuse for the for the grandiose choral and symphonic scenes, which alternate with exquisite arias throughout the extensive score.


The dramatic platform for Aida is a series of oppo-sitions: freedom vs slavery, love vs duty, father vs daughter, and ultimately, desire vs rejection. Characters’ dreams of peace and love crash repeatedly against the realities of war and vengeance.


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Wednesday 22 Jan 202018:45

Psy 3: W Imie Zasad (15)

Psy 3: W Imie Zasad

After 25 years, Franz Maurer gets out of from prison and came into a new Poland, where nothing is the same as he remembered.


Who and what is waiting for a man who has done nothing for the last quarter century? How will he find himself in a world where old principles, roles and loyalty have ceased to apply?


We'll find out this when the fate brings Franz and "New" back together. Their meeting will change everything.


In Polish with English subtitles.


Book Tickets

Saturday 25 Jan 202020:30
Sunday 26 Jan 202020:30

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Giselle (12A AL)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Giselle

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…


The ballet


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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Sunday 26 Jan 202015:00

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories (12A)

Anne Frank:  Parallel Stories

Oscar-Winning Helen Mirren tells the story of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her world famous diary, a story that has made the tragedy of the Holocaust known to readers all over the world.


What would Anne’s life have been like had she survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen? What would have happened to the hopes and dreams she wrote about in her diaries? What could she have told us about persecution, about concentration camps? How would she have interpreted the reality of today, the rekindling of antisemitism and new racism?


This emotive telling is entwined with the stories of 5 Holocaust survivors ( Arianna Szörenyi, Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard, Helga Weiss and sisters Andra and Tatiana Bucci) who shared Anne’s same fate of deportation, suffering and were denied their childhood and adolescence, but were fortunately able to go on and live the life that Anne was denied.


In addition to insight from historian and professors,  Martina, one of the thousands of teenagers who feel close to Anne guides the audience through some of the key places in Anne’s short life, as well as those of the survivors. She wants to know about the story of the Jewish teenager who became a symbol of the greatest tragedy to befall the 20th Century.  An evocative  documentary which  brings Anne’s tragic, yet incredible, story to life and explores why this story has become such a historic journal that holds such great relevance today.  


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Tuesday 28 Jan 202018:30

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: La Bohème (12A AL)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: La Bohème

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes


Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.



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Wednesday 29 Jan 202019:45
Sunday 2 Feb 202014:00

Jak zostalem Gangsterem. Historia prawdziwa (TBC)

Jak zostalem Gangsterem. Historia prawdziwa

The movie begins in the '70s - already then the young Bohater knows that adrenaline tastes more than milk powder. With time, he also discovers the desire for money, power and being above the law. The transformation begins, and his gangster talent flourishes. Together with a friend he builds his own army. The story based on facts shows true colors of Polish mobsters for the first time: they started in tracksuits and created a criminal organization that ruled the entire country for a while. However, the finale of this tale was not written with bullets and blood - sometimes the word hurts more than a bullet, and love and friendship can be medicine, even in the cruellest hands.


In Polish with English subtitles.

Book Tickets

Friday 31 Jan 202020:20

Kinky Boots - The Musical (12A TBC)

Kinky Boots - The Musical

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cindy Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!


Book Tickets

Tuesday 4 Feb 202020:00
Sunday 9 Feb 202014:3017:30

National Theatre: Cyrano De Bergerac (15 TBC)

National Theatre: Cyrano De Bergerac

National Theatre Live Thursday 20 February 2020

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp

Directed by Jamie Lloyd


James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.


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Thursday 20 Feb 202019:00

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Swan Lake (12A AL)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Swan Lake

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.


The ballet


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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Sunday 23 Feb 202015:00

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: THE CELLIST / DANCES AT A GATHERIN (12A AL)

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: THE CELLIST / DANCES AT A GATHERIN

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 Robbin’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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Tuesday 25 Feb 202019:15
Sunday 1 Mar 202014:00

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show (PG)

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

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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Tuesday 3 Mar 202019:30
Sunday 8 Mar 202015:00

Viva La Vida (PG)

Viva La Vida

Frida: Viva La Vida is a stunning documentary narrated by Italian actress Asia Argento, which highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: on one side the iconic independent and strong woman that everyone knows, tormented by agony and love; and on the other the artist, free from the chains of her physical constrictions.


The two faces of the artist will be revealed by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words through her letters, diaries and private confessions. A journey deep into the heart of Mexico that intertwines interviews, historical documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings that hang in some of Mexico’s most striking museums.


Over the years, Frida Kahlo became an icon and a role model. She has influenced artists, musicians and stylists, and has become an icon for many a cultural movement, from the LGBTQ community to feminists and political movements around the world.


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Tuesday 10 Mar 202019:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Fidelio (12A AL)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Fidelio

Sung in German with English subtitles

Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes


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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Tuesday 17 Mar 202019:15
Sunday 22 Mar 202014:00

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna (TBC)

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus many classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna. Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen.


Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. His grandmother had a fondness for the light classics and was happy to sing the evergreens of Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and Robert Stolz – a nice contrast to his grandfather’s passion for Wagner. As a child, Jonas spent much of his free time on his grandparents’ farm in Tyrol. Austrian television was almost more familiar to him than its German counterpart. Since then he has had a deep love for Viennese songs and operetta. “The music always put me in a good mood”, he recalls. “When I had unlikeable things to do as a student, like cleaning or vacuuming, all I had to do was play Carlos Kleiber’s Fledermaus recording, and in no time at all I had a grin on my face.”


Book Tickets

Tuesday 24 Mar 202019:00

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Romeo and Juliet (12A AL)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Romeo and Juliet

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 ballet


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.


Book Tickets

Sunday 29 Mar 202015:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Swan Lake (12A AL)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Swan Lake

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.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 1 Apr 202019:15
Sunday 5 Apr 202014:00

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Easter in Art (12A TBC)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Easter in Art

Directed by Phil Grabsky | Release date: 7 April 2020 | Running time: Approx. 85’


The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.


Book Tickets

Tuesday 7 Apr 202018:30
Sunday 12 Apr 202014:30

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (12A TBC)

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Honest, revealing and urgent, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with David Attenborough live from the World Premiere at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.


Book Tickets

Thursday 16 Apr 202019:15

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Jewels (12A AL)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Jewels

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.


The ballet

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.


Book Tickets

Sunday 19 Apr 202016:00

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: Cavalleria Rusticana/Paglliacci (12A AL)

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: Cavalleria Rusticana/Paglliacci

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: about 3 hours


Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life

in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.


Book Tickets

Tuesday 21 Apr 202019:00
Sunday 26 Apr 202014:00

Royla Shakespeare Company: King John (TBC)

Royla Shakespeare Company: King John

A MAD WORLD OF MAD KINGS, TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER


Richard the Lionheart is dead. His brother John is King of England. Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown.

Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.


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Wednesday 29 Apr 202019:30

National Theatre live: The Welkin (15 TBC)

National Theatre live: The Welkin

The Welkin

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.


Book Tickets

Thursday 21 May 202019:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Dante Project (12A AL)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Dante Project

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 this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary 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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Thursday 28 May 202019:15
Sunday 31 May 202014:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Winter’s Tale (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Winter’s Tale

Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?


Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.


King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?


A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.



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Wednesday 10 Jun 202019:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Elektra (12A AL)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Elektra

Sung in German with English subtitles

Approximate running time: about 2 hours


Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director 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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Thursday 18 Jun 202019:45
Sunday 21 Jun 202014:00

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Frida Kahlo (12A AL)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Frida Kahlo

Directed by Ali Ray | Release date: 6 July 2020 | Running time: Approx. 90’


This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.


Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.


Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.


We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?


“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” Frida Kahlo


Book Tickets

Monday 6 Jul 202016:3018:30
Sunday 12 Jul 202014:30

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Comedy of Errors (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Comedy of Errors

A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else.


“So I to find a mother and a brother

In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself”


How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to?


Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017, The Merry Wives of Windsor 2012).


Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors.


Book Tickets

Wednesday 15 Jul 202019:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: Pericles (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Pericles

Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys.


Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heart-breaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.


Director Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her acclaimed Titus Andronicus (2017) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).


Book Tickets

Wednesday 23 Sep 202019:00