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ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Monday 23rd October 2017 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transforms into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole, events become curiouser and curiouser... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream? Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing- card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

CHOREOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
MUSIC: JOBY TALBOT

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Monday 23rd October
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


king lear  

KING LEAR, captured live at the Globe Theatre in London, will be presented on Thursday 02 November 2017 at 7:00 pm. £15.00 adults/£12.00 concessions.

King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand-new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays will capture your heart.

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Thursday 2nd November
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00

FOLLIES by Stephen Sondheim will be presented live from the National Theatre on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

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Thursday 16th November
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Ades) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film. The cast is filled with established British names including Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Ieystn Davies and John Tomlinson. “Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times).

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Saturday 18th November
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


Oscar Wilde Season Live: A WOMEN OF NO IMPORTANCE will be presented live from the Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Olivier award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA nominated actress Anne Reid star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which resonates today.

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Tuesday 28th November
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


 

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.

Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

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Wednesday 29th November
All seats £12.00


THE NUTCRACKER (Tchaikovsky) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite br /> present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting
versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

CHOREOGRAPHY: PETER WRGHT
AFTER LEV IVANOV
MUSIC: PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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Tuesday 5th December
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


YOUNG MARX will be presented live from the Bridge Theatre on Thursday 7TH December 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

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THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


ANDREA CHÉNIER, captured live in HD at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, will be presented on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 7:00 pm. £15.00 adults/£12.00 Concessions.

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, ANDREA CHÉNIER is loosely based on the turbulent real-life events of the poet of the same name. Along with the servant Carlo Gérard, Chénier falls in love with young aristocrat Maddalena, and will do anything to win over her heart. First performed at the Teatro Alla Scala in 1896, Umberto Giordano’s opera is brought to life by Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband Yusif Eyvazov.

Conductor Riccardo Chailly

Stage Director Mario Martone

Starring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov

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Tuesday 9th January
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


RIGOLETTO (Rossini) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect...David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas./p>

MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI
DIRECTOR: DAVID MCVICAR
CONDUCTOR: ALEXANDER JOEL
RIGOLETTO: DIMITRI PLATANIAS
GILDA: LUCY CROWE
DUKE OF MANTUA: MICHAEL FABIANO

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Tuesday 16th January
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


CEZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

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Tuesday 23rd January
All seats £12.00


TOSCA (Puccini) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 27th January 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Andris Nelsons conducts.

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Saturday 27th January
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


TOSCA (Puccini) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent ’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘Elucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini ’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why. A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad./p>

MUSIC: GIACOMO PUCCINI
DIRECTOR: JONATHAN KENT
CONDUCTOR: DAN ETTINGER
FLORIA TOSCA: ADRIANNE PIECZONKA
MARIO CAVARADOSSI: JOSEPH CALLEJA
BARON SCARPIA: GERALD FINLEY

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Wednesday 7th February
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


L’ELISIR d’AMORE (Donizetti) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 5:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth. The production stars Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his moving “Una furtiva lagrima.” Rising South African soprano Pretty Yende is the spirited Adina, Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

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Saturday 10th February
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


TWELFTH NIGHTTWELFTH NIGHT will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.'
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

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Wednesday 14th February 2018
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, captured live at The Young Vic, will be presented on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

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Thursday 22nd February
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


LA BOHEME (Puccini) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 24th February 2018 at 5:30 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, and living it up in their local cafe. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, the pair instantly fall in love. But Mimì is ill, Rodolfo is jealous, and their romance is doomed from the start. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple, singing two sublime Puccini favourites - “Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “Che gelida manina.” Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away.

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Saturday 24th February
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


THE WINTER’S TALE (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Christopher Wheeldon , Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet./p>

CHOREOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
MUSIC: JOBY TALBOT

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Wednesday 28th February
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


CARMEN (Bizet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 6:45 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character./p>

MUSIC: GEORGES BIZET
DIRECTOR: BARRIE KOSKY
CONDUCTOR: JAKUB HRŮŠA
CARMEN: ANNA GORYACHOVA
DON JOSÉ: FRANCESCO MELI
MICAËLA: ANETT FRITSCH
ESCAMILLO: KOSTAS SMORIGINAS

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Tuesday 6th March
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


SEMIRAMIDE (Rossini) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 10th March 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won. Based on a story by Voltaire, this rarely performed tragic opera reveals The Barber of Seville composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light. The title role composed for Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran features some of the most demanding vocal music he ever wrote. Angela Meade takes on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.

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Saturday 10th March
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


Oscar Wilde Season Live: LADY WINERMERE’S FAN will be presented live from the Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 20TH March 2018 at 7:15 pm.  £12 concessions/ £15 full price. 

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays. 

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Tuesday 20th March
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Wednesday  21st March 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.

Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never-before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

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Wednesday 21st March
All seats £12.00


JULIUS CAESAR will be presented live from the Bridge Theatre on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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THURSDAY 22ND MARCH
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


BERNSTEIN CENTENARY TRIPLE BILL (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon , marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety , created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II. /p>

CHOREOGRAPHY: WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT,
CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
MUSIC: LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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Tuesday 27th March
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


COSI FAN TUTTE (Mozart) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 31st March 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The cast features Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi as the sisters put to the test, with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as their fiancés, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts Mozart’s delightful score.

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Saturday 31st March
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00

 


MACBETH (Verdi) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 4TH April 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth , a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’./p>

MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI
DIRECTOR: PHYLLLIDA LLOYD
CONDUICTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO
MACBETH: ZELJKO LUCIC
LADY MACBETH: ANNA NETREBKO
BANQUO: ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO

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Wednesday 4th April
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


MACBETH will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 11TH April 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. This contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

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WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


LUISA MILLER (Verdi) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 14th April 2018 at 5:30 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.

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Saturday 14th April
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


CENDRILLON (Massenet) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her—did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery with her good-natured father and his imperious wife, until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the archetypal wicked stepmother.

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Saturday 28th April
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


MANON (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas./p>

CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN
MUSIC: JULES MASSENET

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Thursday 3rd May
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


DON PASQUALE, captured live in HD at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, will be presented on Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7:00 pm. £15.00 adults/£12.00 Concessions.

Soprano Rosa Feola takes to the stage in Donizetti’s opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. DON PASQUALE follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money. But Pasquale’s chosen bride isn’t who she seems and bears her own secret…

Conductor Riccardo Chailly

Stage Director Davide Livermore

Starring Ambrogio Maestri and Rosa Feola

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Tuesday 8th May
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


I, CLAUDE MONET, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.

Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

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Tuesday 22nd May
All seats £12.00


SWAN LAKE (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season the Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

CHOREOGRAPHY: MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV
ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY: LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON
MUSIC: PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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Tuesday 12th June
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


LE CORSAIRE, captured live in HD at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, will be presented on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 7:00 pm. £15.00 adults/£12.00 Concessions.

LE CORSAIRE follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn. With lavish sets and costumes, the choreography mirrors Russian ballet master Maris Petipa’s revival from 19th century St. Petersburg. Full of action, passion and a romantic twist form the heart of this unmissable ballet.

Conductor Patrick Fournillier

Choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes

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Tuesday 26th June
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


BILLY BUDD, captured live in HD at Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, will be presented on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 7:00 pm. £15.00 adults/£12.00 Concessions.

A gripping drama based on the short novel by Herman Melville, BILLY BUDD follows a young sailor who finds himself serving under the repressive regime of master-at-arms John Claggart in the Royal Navy. Unable to bear the goodness that Billy radiates, Claggert becomes determined to destroy him, leading Billy to take harsh actions against his superior. First performed at the Royal Opera House in 1951, with music composed by Benjamin Britten, this is a fresh and innovative contemporary opera.

Conductor Patrick Fournillier

Stage Director Deborah Warner

Starring Jacques Imbrailo and Toby Spence

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Tuesday 10th July
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


ROMEO AND JULIET will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 18TH July 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heart-breaking consequences.

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WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 12TH September 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

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WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00

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