1917 (15)

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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Friday 24 Jan 202019:30 Book Now
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Anastasia (U)

Anastasia

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.


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Mystery, romance and adventure all play a part in this feature length animated musical based on the life of the lost princess Anastasia. Remembering nothing about her royal heritage - her only clue a music box key that says "Together In Paris" - Anastasia (voiced by Meg Ryan) sets off for Paris to find her true identity and begin a new life. Along the way, she meets a charming con man and is pursued by the evil Rasputin who, along with his gang of ghostly minions, will stop at nothing to complete his curse against her family. Under the direction of Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, this version of the classic story is described as a 20th-century fairy tale with a lot of heart and emotion: "Our characters have certain dreams that all young people might want in their lives, and in the movie, they have to sacrifice those things for what they really want: love."

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Saturday 1 Feb 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

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

Cats (U)

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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Friday 31 Jan 202013:30 Book Now (DEMENTIA FRIENDLY)

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet + Satellite Q&A (TBC)

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet + Satellite Q&A

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


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


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


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

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Thursday 16 Apr 202019:20 Book Now

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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.


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This live-action reimagining of one of Nickelodeon’s most popular pre-school cartoons fast-forwards to the teenage years of the iconic young explorer. Now Dora (Isabela Moner) faces her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. As intrepid as ever, she ends up leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle dweller (Eugenio Derbez), and a ragtag group of teens on a quest to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

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Saturday 22 Feb 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

How to Train Your Dragon

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.


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Hiccup is a young Viking who dreams of becoming a famous dragon slayer. Using his brains to compensate for his lack of brawn, Hiccup ingeniously fells his first fire-breathing beast, but cannot bring himself to finish the job. Sparing the dragon's life, Hiccup discovers there is much more to these feared creatures than meets the eye. Based on Cressida Cowell's acclaimed children's book of the same name.

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Saturday 29 Feb 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

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

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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Friday 24 Jan 202016:30 Book Now
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Friday 28 Feb 202013:30 Book Now (DEMENTIA FRIENDLY)

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)

Marriage Story (15)

Marriage Story

Marriage Story is filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

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Saturday 1 Feb 202016:30 Book Now
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Tuesday 4 Feb 202012:30 Book Now
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Thursday 6 Feb 202019:30 Book Now

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)

RSC: King John (12A)

RSC: King John

King John

Screening of a pre-recorded production


A mad world of mad kings, teetering on the brink of disaster


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


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


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Wednesday 29 Apr 202019:00 Book Now

RSC: Pericles (12A)

RSC: Pericles

Pericles

Broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon


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


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


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


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Wednesday 23 Sep 202019:00 Book Now

RSC: The Comedy of Errors (12A)

RSC: The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

Broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon


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


“So I to find a mother and a brother

In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself”


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


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


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


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Wednesday 15 Jul 202019:00 Book Now

RSC: The Winter's Tale (12A)

RSC: The Winter's Tale

The Winter’s Tale

Broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon


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


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


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


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


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Wednesday 10 Jun 202019:00 Book Now

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 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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Thursday 18 Jun 202019:45 Book Now

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

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

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.


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Shaun is back! And there's a new arrival in town who's a little alien...meet Lu-La.


Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail.


Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?

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Saturday 15 Feb 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

Spies In Disguise (PG)

Spies In Disguise

SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated buddy comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage. Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is... not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

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Sunday 26 Jan 202012:30 Book Now
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The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

The Personal History of David Copperfield

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.


Taking a break from satire, Armando Iannucci (THE DEATH OF STALIN) launches, con brio, into Copperfield's adventures, riotously transporting us back to Victorian England where a host of Dickens's priceless characters, including Mr Micawber and Uriah Heap, are hilariously captured by a star cast.

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Friday 7 Feb 202019:30 Book Now
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Tuesday 11 Feb 202012:30 Book Now
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The Phantom of the Opera @ Hexham Abbey (PG)

The Phantom of the Opera @ Hexham Abbey

Screening of a special restoration of the 1929 reissue of The Phantom of the Opera inside Hexham Abbey with live organ accompaniment by Jonathan Eyre, as part of Tyne Valley Film Festival


Black/ white and tinted silent film with live organ score


Directed by Rupert Julian, and based on a novel by Gaston Leroux, classic silent horror masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera stars Lon Chaney, in one of his most grotesque performances as the crazed man without a face, who lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, and falls in love with the voice of a young opera singer. Infatuated, he kidnaps her, dragging her to the depths below where she will sing only for him.


Please note:

  • Seating will be on the pews in the main nave and is un-allocated.
  • Friend of the Forum benefits are not applicable for this event.

  • Tyne Valley Film Festival is a community programmed film festival consisting of 30 screenings across 14 unique venues in the Tyne Valley.


    Jonathan Eyre is an organist well-known for his inspired and engaging live soundtracks to silent films and has performed in churches and cathedrals up and down the country.

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Saturday 21 Mar 202019:30 Book Now (@ Hexham Abbey)

The Rhythm Section (15)

The Rhythm Section

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption.


Based on the novel by local resident Mark Burnell and from the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

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Friday 7 Feb 202016:30 Book Now
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Monday 10 Feb 202016:30 Book Now
Tuesday 11 Feb 202016:00 Book Now
Wednesday 12 Feb 202019:30 Book Now
Thursday 13 Feb 202016:30 Book Now

The Sword in the Stone (U)

The Sword in the Stone

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.


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This 1963 classic is a Disney adaptation of King Arthur's humble beginnings. With the help of a wizard called Merlin, a poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery on the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history.

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Saturday 8 Feb 202011:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)