1917 (TBC)

1917

Sam Mendes’ visceral and immersive vision of the First World War battlefields. Two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (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 hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them – from walking into a deadly trap.

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3D Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (TBC)

3D Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Please note: these are 3D screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Click here for regular screenings.


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.


No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.



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Saturday 21 Dec 201916:45 Book Now
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Abominable (U)

Abominable

Providing the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of cinema, every Saturday morning at Kids' Club we show a family friendly film for only £3.50.


After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. But to do so, they must stay one step ahead of a wealthy financier and a determined zoologist who want to capture the beast for their own gain.

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Saturday 4 Jan 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year's Eve Concert 2019 (12A)

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year's Eve Concert 2019

Celebrate the conclusion to 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Concert.


This fantastic event will be conducted by chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and the lively American programme will feature the star soprano Diana Damrau as guest soloist.


Broadcast live from Berlin there are sure to be fireworks as the orchestra takes the audience on a journey through George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as works from Cole Porter, Carl Loewe, and Kurt Weill.

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Tuesday 31 Dec 201916:00 Book Now

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

GISELLE

New production    


This event will be broadcast live via satellite.


Music: Adolphe Adam

Choerography: Alexei Ratmansky

Libretto Théophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


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 Book Now

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

JEWELS


This event will be broadcast live via satellite.


Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choerography: George Balanchine


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


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.


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Sunday 26 Apr 202016:00 Book Now

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

ROMEO AND JULIET


This event is a recording of a live performance.


Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Choerography: Alexei Ratmansky

Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky (after William Shakespeare)


Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova (Juliet), Vladislav Lantratov (Romeo), Igor Tsvirko (Mercutio), Dmitry Dorokhov (Benvolio), Vitaly Biktimirov (Tybalt), and the Corps de Ballet


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.


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Sunday 29 Mar 202015:00 Book Now

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

SWAN LAKE


This event will be broadcast live via satellite.


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choerography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


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 Book Now

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (12A)

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

THE NUTCRACKER


This event is a recording of a live performance.


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choerography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)


Cast: Margarita Shrainer (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King), and the Corps de Ballet


Synopsis:


On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.


The ballet:


In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.



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Sunday 15 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

Cats (TBC)

Cats

One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS is now adapted for the big screen.


Featuring a cast of star actors and world-class dancers, the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology and dance ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, street dance and tap. Idris Elba stars as Macavity, the mystery cat, Rebel Wilson is Jennyanydots, Ray Winston is Growltiger, Judi Dench is Old Deuteronomy, James Corden is Bustopher Jones and Ian McKellen is Gus the Theatre Cat.


Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Miserables) directs, and wrote the script with Lee Hall, based T. S. Elliot’s whimsical ‘Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats’. The film’s executive producers include Steven Spielberg and Lloyd Webber.

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Frozen II (U)

Frozen II

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. From the Academy Award-winning team - directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen 2 opens here on 6 December.

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Jojo Rabbit (12A)

Jojo Rabbit

Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) channels his signature style of humour and pathos into a provocative anti-hate satire that was one of the most talked-about films on the autumn festival circuit. In the dying days of the Second World War, a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) discovers his single mother (a superb 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. Contains discrimination, violence, bloody images, sex references and strong language.

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Kinky Boots: The Musical (TBC)

Kinky Boots: The Musical

Kinky Boots: The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!


Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola 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!

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Tuesday 4 Feb 202019:30 Book Now

Knives Out (12A)

Knives Out

Writer-director Rian Johnson (LOOPER, THE LAST JEDI) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day whodunit in which everyone’s a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With a brilliant ensemble cast on top form, this witty and stylish murder-mystery will keep you guessing until the very end.

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Saturday 14 Dec 201919:30 Book Now
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Lady and the Tramp (U)

Lady and the Tramp

Providing the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of cinema, every Saturday morning at Kids' Club we show a family friendly film for only £3.50.


Lady, a female dog, belongs to Jim and Darling. She feels neglected when they get a baby in the house. When Aunt Sarah gets her Siamese twin cats too, Lady is blamed for all the havoc they wreak.

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Saturday 11 Jan 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

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 Timothee Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

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Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (PG)

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Providing the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of cinema, every Saturday morning at Kids' Club we show a family friendly film for only £3.50.


The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists.


Aurora's impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds.


When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.

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Saturday 25 Jan 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

NT Live: Cyrano De Bergerac (15)

NT Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

National Theatre Live

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 Book Now

NT Live: The Welkin (15)

NT Live: The Welkin

National Theatre Live

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.


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Thursday 21 May 202019:00 Book Now

Never Look Away (15)

Never Look Away

In collaboration with Hexham Town Twinning Association, we present a screening of Never Look Away (2018).


Join us before the screening for some German nibbles.


Written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others), Never Look Away is an intergenerational tale of love, sorrow, art and politics spanning three decades of 20th century German history, from Nazism through much of the Cold War. Loosely based on the formative years of the world-renowned painter Gerhard Richter.


Hexham Town Twinning Association aim to:


• promote and foster international friendship and understanding

• encourage visits by individuals and groups to and from our twin towns, especially by young people

• broaden mutual understanding of cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities in our partnership

• organise supporting social and fund-raising activities


Hexham’s links with its two twin towns, Metzingen and Noyon, have been established for well over 25 years and are still going strong.


For more info:

http://www.hexhamtowntwinning.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/hexhamtowntwinningassociation/

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Tuesday 11 Feb 202019:00 Book Now

Pieces of My Jigsaw (No Cert)

Pieces of My Jigsaw

Rosie and Chris Anderson are passionate about enabling people living with dementia to continue telling their stories. ‘Pieces of My Jigsaw’ is a project which does just that, through conversations, illustrations and songs.


On 4th February, come and hear Rosie talk about the project and see their Arts Council funded film which chronicles the project from the initial idea to the presentation, and seeks to encourage families who have a loved one living with dementia to record their memories creatively in order to continue sharing them for as long as possible.


Photographs from their project will be exhibited in our Cafe Bar between 2nd – 15th January and from 5th February – 10th February an exhibition of photographs, illustrations and original artist’s books will be on display in the Cloister Porch at Hexham Abbey.


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Tuesday 4 Feb 202018:00 Book Now (FREE EVENT)

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (12A)

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

THE ROYAL BALLET

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, irresistible mix of spectacle and intimate passion.


Choreography: Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:Frederick Ashton

Production: Liam Scarlett

Designer: John Macfarlane

Lighting designer: David Finn

Conductor: Koen Kessels

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Wednesday 1 Apr 202019:15 Book Now

Royal Ballet: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gathering (12A)

Royal Ballet: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gathering

The Royal Ballet

THE CELLIST / DANCES AT A GATHERING

Cathy Marston | Jerome Robbins


Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.


THE CELLIST

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Philip Feeney

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp

Set designer: Hildegard Bechtler

Costume designer: Bregje van Balen

Lighting designer: Jon Clark

Conductor: Andrea Molino


DANCES AT A GATHERING

Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Music: Fryderyk Chopin

Costume: Designer Joe Eula

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Tuesday 25 Feb 202019:15 Book Now

Royal Ballet: The Dante Project (12A)

Royal Ballet: The Dante Project

THE ROYAL BALLET

THE DANTE PROJECT (WORLD PREMIERE)


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.


A collaboration between Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès, Tacita Dean, Lucy Carter and Uzma Hameed


Choreography: Wayne McGregor

Music: Thomas Adès

Design: Tacita Dean

Lighting design (part one): Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Lighting design (parts two and three): Lucy Carter

Dramaturg: Uzma Hameed

Conductor: Koen Kessels

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Thursday 28 May 202019:15 Book Now

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (2016) (12A)

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (2016)

THE ROYAL BALLET

SPECIAL SCREENING

THE NUTCRACKER (RECORDED 2016)


The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family

living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.


Choreography

Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Original scenario Marius Petipa

after E.T.A.Hoffmann

Production and scenario Peter Wright

Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Staging Christopher Carr

Conductor Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy Lauren Cuthbertson

The Prince Federico Bonelli

Clara Francesca Hayward

Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker

Alexander Campbell

Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


RECORDED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Thursday 8 December 2016  



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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

THE ROYAL BALLET

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY


This production of The Sleeping Beauty has delighted audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after the Second World War 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.


Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon

Production: Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev

Original designs: Oliver Messel

Additional designs: Peter Farmer

Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan

Conductor: Simon Hewett

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Thursday 16 Jan 202019:15 Book Now

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (12A)

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

THE ROYAL OPERA

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/ PAGLIACCI


Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


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 and 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.


A co-production with Opera Australia, La Monnaie, Brussels, and the Göteborg Opera.


Conductor: Daniel Oren

Director: Damiano Michieletto

Set designer: Paolo Fantin

Costume designer: Carla Teti

Lighting designer: Alessandro Carletti


CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Music: Pietro Mascagni

Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci

Turiddu: Yonghoon Lee

Santuzza: Liudmyla Monastyrska

Alfio: Dimitri Platanias

Lola: Josè Maria Lo Monaco


PAGLIACCI

Music: Ruggero Leoncavallo

Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo

Canio: Roberto Alagna

Tonio: Dimitri Platanias

Nedda: Aleksandra Kurzak

Silvio: Bogdan Baciu

Beppe: Mikeldi Atxlandabaso

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Tuesday 21 Apr 202019:00 Book Now

Royal Opera: Elektra (12A)

Royal Opera: Elektra

THE ROYAL OPERA

ELEKTRA (NEW PRODUCTION)


Sung in German with English subtitles


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.


Music Richard Strauss

Libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor Antonio Pappano

Director Christof Loy

Designer Johannes Leiacker

Lighting designer Olaf Winter


Elektra Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra Karita Mattila

Orest Christof Fischesser

Ägisth Joseph Kaiser


Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


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Royal Opera: Fidelio (12A)

Royal Opera: Fidelio

THE ROYAL OPERA

FIDELIO (NEW PRODUCTION)


Sung in German with English subtitles


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.


Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Libretto: Joseph Sonnleithner, Stephan von Breuning and George Friedrich Treitschke

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Director: Tobias Kratzer

Set and costume designer: Rainer Sellmaier

Lighting designer: Michael Bauer

Video designer: Manuel Braun

Dramaturg: Bettina Bartz


Leonore (Fidelio): Lise Davidsen

Florestan: Jonas Kaufmann

Rocco: Georg Zeppenfeld

Don Pizarro: Simon Neal

Marzelline: Amanda Forsythe


Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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Tuesday 17 Mar 202019:15 Book Now

Royal Opera: La Boheme (12A)

Royal Opera: La Boheme

THE ROYAL OPERA

LA BOHÈME


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


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.


Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago


Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Director: Richard Jones

Designer: Stewart Laing

Lighting designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin

Movement director: Sarah Fahie


Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo: Charles Castronovo

Marcello: Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta: Aida Garifullina

Schaunard: Gyula Nagy

Colline: Peter Kellner


Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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Wednesday 29 Jan 202019:45 Book Now

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (TBC)

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Click here for 3D screenings of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.


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.


No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

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The Addams Family (PG)

The Addams Family

Providing the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of cinema, every Saturday morning at Kids' Club we show a family friendly film for only £3.50.


The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbour.


Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron lead the spook-tacular cast which also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, and Elsie Fisher, along with Allison Janney and Bette Midler.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

The Grinch (U)

The Grinch

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

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Saturday 21 Dec 201911:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.

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Saturday 14 Dec 201911:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)