14 Days in May (15)

14 Days in May

Fourteen Days in May tells the true story of the countdown to Edward Earl Johnson’s execution.


Edward was a young African-American who was put to death in the gas chamber of Mississippi’s State Penitentiary on 20th May 1987, despite evidence that he’d been forced to confess to a murder he didn’t commit.


The anniversary of Edward’s execution is a timely reminder of what we’re still up against, but together we can make sure that people like him always have someone to stand up for them.


This event has been arranged to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of Lifelines, the death row prisoner-befriending organisation which came into existence directly as a result of its founder, Jan Arriens, having watched Fourteen Days in May when it was first aired by the BBC in 1987.


Jan will be at the Forum Cinema to introduce the film and lead a post film discussion.


There will be a retiring collection in aid of Reprieve an organisation of courageous and committed human rights defenders founded in 1999 by British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith who represented Edward Earl Johnson in his final appeals and fought to save his life right up until the moment of his execution.

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Sunday 20 May 201816:00 Book Now

A Fantastic Woman (15)

A Fantastic Woman

Gloria director Sebastián Lelio returns with A Fantastic Woman, a groundbreaking, captivating and deeply humane story about a trans woman’s fight for acceptance. Anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega, this Oscar-nominated film is an urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry and hostility on a daily basis.


From the producers of Jackie, Spotlight and Toni Erdmann, A Fantastic Woman is an outstanding, timely work that recalls the very best films of Pedro Almodóvar. Soaked in luminous visuals and elevated by elegant flights of surrealism, it is a courageous, audacious and defiant declaration of Marina’s status as a woman – and a fantastic one, at that.


OSCAR WINNER:

Best Foreign Language Film


Our regular Wide Skies Film programme offers you the chance to see the best specialist, independent film, documentary and world cinema from far and wide.

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Wednesday 2 May 201814:00 Book Now (WIDE SKIES)

A Quiet Place (15)

A Quiet Place

John Krasinski (The Office US) makes his directorial debut and stars alongside his real life wife, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) in this modern horror thriller about a family of four who must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.


The critically-acclaimed film holds a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, who say "A Quiet Place artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary—and establishes director John Krasinski as a rising talent."

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Friday 27 Apr 201817:00 Book Now
Saturday 28 Apr 201819:30 Book Now
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Monday 30 Apr 201817:00 Book Now
Tuesday 1 May 201817:00 Book Now

An American in Paris: The Musical (TBC)

An American in Paris: The Musical

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...


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Wednesday 16 May 201819:00 Book Now

BOLSHOI: COPPELIA (No Cert)

BOLSHOI: COPPELIA
Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson… The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.
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Sunday 10 Jun 201816:00 Book Now

Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/ Petrushka (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/ Petrushka

Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.


Carmen Suite

Music: Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin

Choreography: Alberto Alonso

Libretto Alberto Alonso after: Carmen de Prosper Mérimée


Petrushka

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: Edward Clug


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 19 May 201916:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.  La Bayadere is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. A must-see!


Music: Léon Minkus

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto after: Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 20 Jan 201915:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love… La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.  Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.


Music: Herman Severin Løvenskiold

Choreography: Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville

Libretto Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 11 Nov 201815:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins. The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 23 Dec 201815:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The Princess Aurora falls  under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling  into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features  scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto after: Ivan Vsevolojski and Marius Petipa


Cast: Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Désiré), Alexei Loparevich (The Evil Fairy Carabosse), Yulia Stepanova (The Lilac Fairy), Vitaly Biktimirov (Catalabutte), Artemy Belyakov (Bluebird), Anastasia Denisova (Princess Florine)


Captured live on Jan. 22, 2017

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Sunday 10 Mar 201915:00 Book Now (RECORDED)

Ghost Stories (15)

Ghost Stories

A critically-acclaimed supernatural chiller, Ghost Stories tells a triptych of terrifying tales and stars Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse.


Philip Goodman, professor of psychology and arch-sceptic, has his rationality seriously tested when he receives a letter, apparently from beyond the grave, tasking him with investigating three Ghost Stories.


His mentor Charles Cameron went missing, presumed dead, 15 years ago. But somehow, Goodman has had a letter from him, asking him to find a logical explanation for three bizarre cases that have shaken Cameron to his very core…


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Sunday 22 Apr 201819:00 Book Now
Monday 23 Apr 201817:00 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Apr 201812:30 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Apr 201817:00 Book Now
Wednesday 25 Apr 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 26 Apr 201819:30 Book Now

Isle of Dogs (PG)

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson, director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox, is back with another scintillating stop-motion.


In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.


Isle of Dogs features voice work from a stellar cast including: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel and of course Bill Murray!

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Sunday 22 Apr 201816:30 Book Now
Monday 23 Apr 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 26 Apr 201817:00 Book Now

Live in Scott's - Off the Wall Acappella (No Cert)

Live in Scott's - Off the Wall Acappella
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Friday 18 May 201819:00 Book Now (FREE - NO BOOKING) (Closed)

Live in Scott's - Swing Bridge (No Cert)

Live in Scott's - Swing Bridge

Join us for a drink and some live jazz in Scott's from experienced piano/bass/drums trio Swing Bridge.


Free admission.

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Friday 27 Apr 201819:00 Book Now (Free - No booking required) (Closed)

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella + Live Satellite Q&A (12A)

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella + Live Satellite Q&A

Screening of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (Recorded at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2017) Followed by live Q&A with Matthew Bourne.


Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. This special dance screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas.



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Tuesday 15 May 201819:00 Book Now

NT Live: Macbeth (15)

NT Live: Macbeth

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.


The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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Thursday 10 May 201819:00 Book Now

Nothing Like a Dame (U)

Nothing Like a Dame

Exclusive Premiere Screening


From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in...


Nothing Like a Dame is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith.


All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. Nothing Like a Dame invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across Theatre, Television and Film.


Directed by Roger Michell (Le Week-End, My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame...


In cinemas across the country on Wednesday 2nd May Exclusive Premiere screenings include special filmed introduction by Dame Joan Plowright and exclusive interview with Roger Michell.

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Wednesday 2 May 201819:30 Book Now

Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband (TBC)

Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast to us live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.  

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Tuesday 5 Jun 201819:15 Book Now

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest (TBC)

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast to us live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

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Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:15 Book Now

Peter Rabbit (PG)

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude.


In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).  


James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

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Sunday 22 Apr 201814:00 Book Now

Quiz Night in Scott's (No Cert)

Quiz Night in Scott's

Only £1 per person - no pre-booking, just pay on the night.

Arrive at 7:30pm before a 7:45pm start.

Tables in Scott’s are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Think you know your Ingrid Bergman from your Ingmar Bergman?


Can you name 3 Gene Kelly films?


Do you know Steven Spielberg's highest grossing film?


Well if so, come along to our monthly Quiz Night! (and if not, then get your homework done and come along anyway) - Prizes to be won!


The quiz features rounds such as: general knowledge, a picture round, music, sport and (most importantly) film.


Why Scott's? First opened back in 1937, The Forum Cinema was run by local businessman Tom Scott, and our newly refurbished cafe bar, overlooking the marketplace, sits exactly where his office used to be.


As well as a monthly Quiz Night, we also host other regular events in Scott's including Live Music and Afternoon Teas, so keep a look out on our website: www.forumhexham.com



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Friday 4 May 201819:45 Book Now (NO BOOKING) (Closed)

ROH Live: Swan Lake (No Cert)

ROH Live: Swan Lake
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
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Tuesday 12 Jun 201819:15 Book Now

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? 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 heartbreaking consequences. broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:00 Book Now

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (12A)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor
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. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor… broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Wednesday 12 Sep 201819:00 Book Now

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida (12A)

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion"

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare's home town.

The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.

Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.

With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles


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Wednesday 14 Nov 201819:00 Book Now

RSC: Macbeth (12A)

RSC: Macbeth
‘Something wicked this way comes’.


An encore screening of RSC's Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston.


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.


Royal Shakespeare Company's contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company. Recorded live on Wednesday 11th April.

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Wednesday 25 Apr 201814:00 Book Now (RECORDED ENCORE)

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP TRIUMPH IN CARLOS ACOSTA’S VIBRANT PRODUCTION OF THIS DAZZLING BALLET.


Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.


Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.


CHOREOGRAPHY: CARLOS ACOSTA

AFTER: MARIUS PETIPA

MUSIC: LUDWIG MINKUS

ARRANGED AND ORCHESTRATED BY MARTIN YATES


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


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Tuesday 19 Feb 201919:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: Flight Pattern Triple Bill (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Flight Pattern Triple Bill

TWO RECENT WORKS AND ONE WORLD PREMIERE SHOWCASE THE CONTEMPORARY FACE OF THE ROYAL BALLET.


The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.


CHOREOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI, CRYSTAL PITE

MUSIC: EZIO BOSSO, TBC, HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING


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Thursday 16 May 201919:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: La Bayadere (TBC)

Royal Ballet: La Bayadere

NATALIA MAKAROVA’S PRODUCTION OF THIS 19TH-CENTURY CLASSIC BALLET BRINGS AN EXOTIC WORLD OF TEMPLE DANCERS AND NOBLE WARRIORS TO LIFE.


Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.


CHOREOGRAPHY: NATALIA MAKAROVA

AFTER: MARIUS PETIPA

MUSIC: LUDWIG MINKUS ORCHESTRATED BY JOHN LANCHBERY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:

3 HOURS 5 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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Tuesday 13 Nov 201819:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: Manon (12A)

Royal Ballet: Manon

Kenneth MacMillan’s tragic and romantic ballet Manon will be broadcast live in cinemas on Thursday 3 May at 7.15pm


A firm favourite in The Royal Ballet repertory, Manon depicts the powerful and obsessive love between Des Grieux (Vadim Muntagirov) and Manon (Sarah Lamb), who, when they first meet, is being sold off to the highest bidder by her brother Lescaut (Ryoichi Hirano). Des Grieux and Manon elope to Paris but she is seduced by Monsieur G.M (Gary Avis) who entices her to leave her lover for a life of luxury as a kept woman. Encouraged by Lescaut, Des Grieux cheats at cards in a desperate attempt to win Monsieur G.M’s fortune from him, but is caught. Des Grieux and Manon escape to Manon’s apartment where Monsieur G.M. finds them. Manon is arrested for prostitution. In a dramatic final act set in New Orleans (where Manon has been deported), Des Grieux saves Manon from the sexual advances of her Gaoler and the pair escape. But Manon is now exhausted and ill, and in the heart-breaking final scene she dies in Des Grieux’s arms in the Louisiana wilderness.


The ballet was choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan, who took inspiration from the bestselling novel by the 18th-century writer Abbé Prévost. MacMillan perfectly captures Manon’s conflict between her love for Des Grieux and her need for luxury, and uses the whole Company to create a complex portrait of Parisian high life and the squalor of a New Orleans penal colony. The ballet’s score is made up of music by Massenet, including his famous Elégie as the theme for the lovers.

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Thursday 3 May 201819:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: Mayerling (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Mayerling

DANGEROUS DESIRES, FAMILY SECRETS AND POLITICAL INTRIGUES TWIST THROUGH EVERY MOMENT OF DARING CHOREOGRAPHY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN’S BALLET INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS.


Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.


Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism.


This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction


CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC: FRANZ LISZT

ARRANGED AND ORCHESTRATED BY JOHN LANCHBERY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS


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Monday 15 Oct 201819:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

SHAKESPEARE’S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN’S 20TH-CENTURY BALLET MASTERPIECE.


Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.


CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC: SERGEI PROKOFIEV


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS


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Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

A CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND A CLASSIC WITH A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF BALLET FANS AROUND THE WORLD.


The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.


CHOREOGRAPHY: PETER WRIGHT

AFTER: LEV IVANOV

MUSIC: PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:

2 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


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Monday 3 Dec 201819:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: Die Walkure (TBC)

Royal Opera: Die Walkure

ANTONIO PAPPANO CONDUCTS AN INTERNATIONAL CAST IN THE SECOND OPERA OF RICHARD WAGNER’S EPIC DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN.


Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers.


The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.


Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.


MUSIC: RICHARD WAGNER

DIRECTOR: KEITH WARNER

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

SIEGMUND: STUART SKELTON

SIEGLINDE: EMILY MAGEE

WOTAN: JOHN LUNDGREN

BRÜNNHILDE: NINA STEMME

FRICKA: SARAH CONNOLLY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES



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Sunday 28 Oct 201817:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: Faust (TBC)

Royal Opera: Faust

EXPERIENCE THE DECADENCE AND ELEGANCE OF 1870S PARIS IN DAVID MCVICAR’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF GOUNOD’S BEST-LOVED OPERA.


There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.


MUSIC: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS GOUNOD

DIRECTOR: DAVID MCVICAR

CONDUCTOR: DAN ETTINGER

FAUST: MICHAEL FABIANO

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS: ERWIN SCHROTT

MARGUERITE: DIANA DAMRAU


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL

SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Tuesday 30 Apr 201918:45 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: La Forza del Destino (TBC)

Royal Opera: La Forza del Destino

CHRISTOF LOY DIRECTS A STARSTUDDED CAST OF SINGERS, INCLUDING ANNA NETREBKO, JONAS KAUFMANN AND LUDOVIC TÉZIER, IN VERDI’S EPIC OPERA, CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO.


Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.


MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR: CHRISTOF LOY

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

DONNA LEONORA: ANNA NETREBKO

DON ALVARO: JONAS KAUFMANN

DON CARLO DI VARGAS: LUDOVIC TÉZIER


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS, 15 MINUTES INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Tuesday 2 Apr 201918:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: La traviata (TBC)

Royal Opera: La traviata

RICHARD EYRE’S BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION PROVIDES THE PERFECT SETTING FOR VERDI’S OPERA ABOUT A COURTESAN WHO SACRIFICES ALL FOR LOVE.


From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.


MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR: RICHARD EYRE

CONDUCTOR: ANTONELLO MANACORDA

VIOLETTA VALÉRY: ERMONELA JAHO

ALFREDO GERMONT: CHARLES CASTRONOVO

GIORGIO GERMONT: PLÁCIDO DOMINGO


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:45 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades (TBC)

Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades

TCHAIKOVSKY’S MOST AMBITIOUS OPERA CONTAINS SOME OF HIS GREATEST MUSIC AND IS A POWERFUL STUDY OF DESTRUCTIVE OBSESSION.


In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.


MUSIC: PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

DIRECTOR: STEFAN HERHEIM

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

GHERMAN: ALEKSANDRS ANTONENKO

PRINCE YELETSKY: VLADIMIR STOYANOV

COUNTESS: FELICITY PALMER

LIZA: EVA-MARIA WESTBROEK


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Tuesday 22 Jan 201918:45 Book Now (LIVE)

Tad The Lost Explorer and The Secret of King Midas (U)

Tad The Lost Explorer and The Secret of King Midas

Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.

Every Saturday morning at Kids' Club we show a family friendly film, ranging from Disney classics to contemporary releases. All tickets are only £3.50

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Saturday 28 Apr 201811:30 Book Now

Tee and Mo (U)

Tee and Mo

This week at Toddler Time we've got episodes from Tee and Mo!


The adventures of a fun-loving three-year-old monkey, Tee, and first-time super-mum, Mo, as they navigate the swings and roundabouts of their life together, learning what it takes to be a son and a mum.


Episodes include: Face Wipe, The Box and Rocket.

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Tuesday 24 Apr 201810:15 Book Now (TODDLER TIME)

The Dam Busters at 75: Live From The Albert Hall (U)

The Dam Busters at 75: Live From The Albert Hall

Regarded as a British classic, The Dam Busters is directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run/Around the World in 80 Days). Based on the legendary true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, The Dam Busters (1955) captures all the thrilling action and suspense of the magnificent exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with an ingeniously designed bouncing bomb.


Scientist and engineer Dr Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave) believes destroying Germany’s Ruhr dams can paralyse the enemy’s industrial nerve centre, thus shortening WWII. After much persuasion, permission is finally granted to develop the bombs and aircraft capable of such a task and a special squadron is drafted in to carry out the raids.


Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Dan Snow is joined on stage by the Glenn Miller Orchestra plus special guests including family members of both Dam Busters crew and the film’s director Michael Anderson, historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt as they explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of a classic British film. The audience will include former members of the iconic 617 Squadron as well as current members of the Royal Air Force. Also witness an on stage ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment as we reflect on the science behind Barnes Wallis’ invention. This section will end with a stirring rendition of The Dam Busters March by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.


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Thursday 17 May 201819:15 Book Now

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society follows the adventures of Juliet, a journalist who decides to write about the book club held on the island while under German occupation.


Fascinated by the stories of their lives during the Second World War, she strikes up what will ultimately become a life-changing bond with the island's eccentric inhabitants, and may even find love while she's at it.


Starring Lily James (Darkest Hour, Downton Abbey) alongside Michiel Huisman and Matthew Goode.

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Friday 27 Apr 201819:45 Book Now
Saturday 28 Apr 201816:30 Book Now
Sunday 29 Apr 201816:30 Book Now
Monday 30 Apr 201819:30 Book Now
Tuesday 1 May 201812:30 Book Now
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Wednesday 2 May 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 3 May 201816:30 Book Now

The Hunt (15)

The Hunt

Anchored by Mads Mikkelsen's sympathetic performance, The Hunt is set in a small, idyllic Danish village around Christmas time and follows a man, who becomes the target of mass hysteria after being wrongly accused of sexually abusing a child in his kindergarten class.


From contemporary Danish director, Thomas Vinterberg, famous for co-founding the controversial filmmaking movement Dogme 95 with Lars von Trier, The Hunt is a thrilling social commentary in which difficult questions are asked and answered head on.


Showing as part of Nordic Voices, a new international multi-arts festival for Hexham including an exciting programme of music, film, storytelling, drama and food events.



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Tuesday 22 May 201819:45 Book Now (NORDIC VOICES)

The Kite Runner (12A)

The Kite Runner

The International team of the Rotary Club of Hexham are putting on a screening of the widely acclaimed film "The Kite Runner" on Friday June 8th, with the proceeds going to two excellent charities. One is Shelterbox, which provides emergency survival equipment for a family of 10 who have lost everything in a disaster situation. The other is a fund to provide electronic Braille printers for disadvantaged blind children in a school in Palestine.


The evening starts with a welcoming glass of Prosecco or soft drink from 7pm followed by the film at 8pm.


Based on the 2003 novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul who is tormented by the guilt of abandoning his friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet military intervention, the mass exodus of Afghan refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the Taliban regime.

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Friday 8 Jun 201820:00 Book Now

The Wind in the Willows: The Musical (U)

The Wind in the Willows: The Musical

Stunningly brought to life in a spectacular new musical by Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes and Olivier-award winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, The Wind In The Willows will delight audiences of all ages!


Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad's insatiable need for speed!


Captured live from the London Palladium and featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, The Wind In The Willows brings exuberant choreography, a gloriously British score, comedy, heart and thrills.

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Monday 7 May 201816:00 Book Now

Wild Strawberries (PG)

Wild Strawberries

Showing as part of the Nordic Voices Festival, and marking 100 years since the birth of Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman, whose tales of anguished love and loneliness made him one of the most influential figures in film history, we're screening Wild Strawberries (1957).


One of Bergman’s warmest films, Wild Strawberries boasts a magnificent performance by Victor Sjöström as the ageing, grouchy academic driving to Lund to accept an award; the trip also traverses memories, reveries and illuminating encounters with family members and strangers alike. Famous for its early dream sequence, the film is nevertheless most impressive for its rich, vivid characterisations from a superb cast of Bergman regulars, including Bibi Andersson and Ingrid Thulin.


A must see on the big screen for any cinephile.


Nordic Voices is a new international multi-arts festival for Hexham and will include an exciting programme of music, film, storytelling, drama and food events.

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Tuesday 8 May 201819:45 Book Now (NORDIC VOICES)