3D Aladdin (PG)

3D Aladdin

Please note: this is a 3D screening of Aladdin. For regular screenings click here.


A charming street rat. A sheltered princess. A blue genie who holds the key to their future. Guy Ritchie brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to Disney’s vibrant tale of identity, happiness and freedom in the fictional city of Agrabah. This live-action remake stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.


Legendary composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the animation’s original songs as well as two new numbers written by Menken and award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).


BBFC Rating Advice: mild fantasy threat

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Saturday 22 Jun 201916:30 Book Now (3D SCREENING)
Sunday 23 Jun 201913:30 Book Now (3D SCREENING)

Aladdin (PG)

Aladdin

A charming street rat. A sheltered princess. A blue genie who holds the key to their future. Guy Ritchie brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to Disney’s vibrant tale of identity, happiness and freedom in the fictional city of Agrabah. This live-action remake stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.


Legendary composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the animation’s original songs as well as two new numbers written by Menken and award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).


BBFC Rating Advice: mild fantasy threat

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Thursday 20 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Saturday 22 Jun 201913:45 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201916:30 Book Now
Monday 24 Jun 201916:30 Book Now (SUBTITLED)
Tuesday 25 Jun 201916:00 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Thursday 27 Jun 201916:00 Book Now

Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (TBC)

Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has a well-earned reputation for being one of the foremost festivals for adventure film in the world. We are delighted to be screening a showcase of some of the best films to screen at the festival this year, with a programme featuring climbing, swimming, running and everything else that takes joy in appreciation of the great outdoors. Featuring…


Queen Maud Land

“The film where Alex Honnold actually shows fear”.

A dream team of six elite climbers including FREE SOLO’s Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin mount an expedition to one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: the remote frozen towers of Antarctica.


Gravitas

An incredible street workout with the Australian calisthenic athlete “Simonster”.


Kai Jones

12 year old freeskiing prodigy Kai Jones rips gnarly terrain at Jackson Hole.


The Frenchy

Jacques “The Frenchy” Houot is a Colorado icon, an 82-year-old athlete who works non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross race circuit…


Ar Gefn y Ddraig (Riding The Dragon)

The Berghaus Dragons Back Race is the hardest 5-day mountain race in the world! Follow Huw Jack Brassington as he attempts the race – a whopping 300+ km down the spine of Wales – for the first time!


A Mile An Hour

Packing on the pounds after writing a PhD, Beau’s running again. Combining a need to get rid of the gut, to run again, and spend some quality time in the shed, Beau will run a mile an hour around his perfectly mile-long block. In between he’ll do as much as possible, likely becoming the fullest, meaningful, most trivial day of his life.

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Tuesday 9 Jul 201919:30 Book Now
Wednesday 10 Jul 201914:00 Book Now

Calendar Girls come to Hexham (12A)

Calendar Girls come to Hexham

The Rotary Club of Hexham are pleased to announce that on Friday 21st June Tricia Stewart, who was the inspiration behind the revised calendar and appears as “Miss October”, will be attending the Forum Cinema to talk about not only the Calendar but to bring us up-to-date with the play, the film and now, the musical by Gary Barlow. Her talk will be followed by a screening of Calendar Girls (2003) and a post film Q&A.


Please note: with all proceeds going to charity, there are no discounts for Friends of the Forum.


It is now 20 years since the ladies of the Rylstone WI in North Yorkshire decided to launch the “Alternative WI Calendar”, ditching their usual formula of views of the surrounding area for discreet photographs of twelve of their members wearing nothing but pearls and a smile whilst revealing their all based on usual WI activities. At the time the group were trying to find a different way of raising money to replace a saggy old settee in the relatives’ room of the local hospital where the husband of one of their members was receiving treatment for leukaemia. To date, not only have they replaced the settee and refurbished the room but raised over £5 million for Leukaemia Research.


The cinema doors will open at 5.30pm and the evening will commence at 6.15pm with the talk by Tricia, who is an inspirational and motivational speaker. There will then be an opportunity to watch the film “Calendar Girls” with an outstanding cast including Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Annette Crosbie and Celia Imrie, which will have you both laughing and crying at the same time. Following the showing of the film, there will be an opportunity to ask Tricia about their experiences and for her to sign copies of her latest book.


6.15pm Talk by Tricia Stewart starts

7.00pm Book signing, sale of Raffle tickets, etc.

7.30pm Showing of the film “Calendar Girls”

9.15pm Question and Answer Session

9.45pm Raffle

10.15pm Cinema closes


Proceeds from the evening will be for the Rotary Club of Hexham’s Disaster and Emergency Fund, enabling us to respond to natural disasters around the world, and to Leukaemia Research.

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Friday 21 Jun 201918:15 Book Now

Freedom Fields (PG)

Freedom Fields

Filmed over five years, FREEDOM FIELDS follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade.


Through the eyes of these accidental activists, we see the reality of a country in transition, where the personal stories of love and aspirations collide with History. An intimate film about hope, struggle and sacrifice in a land where dreams seem a luxury. A love letter to sisterhood and the power of team.

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Tuesday 25 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Jun 201914:00 Book Now

Gloria Bell (15)

Gloria Bell

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.


From Academy Award winning director Sebastian Lelio (A FANTASTIC WOMAN, DISOBEDIENCE) comes a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.


BBFC Rating Advice: strong sex, language, drug misuse

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Friday 21 Jun 201915:00 Book Now
Saturday 22 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Monday 24 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Tuesday 25 Jun 201912:30 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Jun 201917:00 Book Now

Gloria Bell P&B (15)

Gloria Bell P&B

Please note: this is a Parent & Baby Screening - for regular screenings of Gloria Bell click here.


Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.


From Academy Award winning director Sebastian Lelio (A FANTASTIC WOMAN, DISOBEDIENCE) comes a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.


BBFC Rating Advice: strong sex, language, drug misuse

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Tuesday 25 Jun 201909:30 Book Now (PARENT & BABY)

Glyndebourne: Cinderella - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: Cinderella - Live

GLYNDEBOURNE: CINDERELLA (CENDRILLON) LIVE VIA SATELLITE


A brand new production directed by critically-acclaimed actor and director Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve), the classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the titular role in this glittering and colourful opera.


‘Fiona Shaw...turns this fin-de-siècle confection into a complex modern-day fairytale and a story of psychological transformation.’ – The Times


‘Fiona Shaw’s direction gracefully explores the story’s psychological resonances. ’ – The Daily Telegraph


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Sunday 30 Jun 201917:30 Book Now

Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville - Recorded (2016) (12A)

Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville - Recorded (2016)

GLYNDEBOURNE: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA) RECORDED 2016


Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production. This is also another chance to catch Danielle de Niese who plays the determined Rosina.


‘…a triumphant celebration of Rossini's musical genius. ’ – The Independent


‘Danielle de Niese is a Rosina of irrepressible energy and sparkly,’ – Financial Times


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Sunday 14 Jul 201917:30 Book Now

Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute - Live

GLYNDEBOURNE: THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE) LIVE VIA SATELLITE


Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.

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Sunday 4 Aug 201917:30 Book Now

John McEnroe: In The Realm of Perfection (12A)

John McEnroe: In The Realm of Perfection

“Cinema lies, sport doesn’t” claimed Jean-Luc Godard. John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection is an unusual exploration of the relationship between film and tennis, in which we observe McEnroe lash out at the refs and more frequently, confronting the cameras watching him.


Gil de Kermadec was a filmmaker who began making instructional tennis videos in the 1960s, and was obsessed with slow motion; he believed that slow motion may be the key to unlocking the secrets of the sport.


With access to 16mm footage John McEnroe’s 1984 match at the Roland Garros court, shot by Kermadec, director Julien Faraut has hit on a treasure trove.


Playful and enigmatic, John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection probes layers of reality and intangible forces at work, and is an entertaining portrait of McEnroe’s technique and temper at the peak of his game

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Tuesday 16 Jul 201919:30 Book Now

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (12A)

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over… The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.


The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.


With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.


The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.

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Tuesday 10 Sep 201919:30 Book Now

NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12A)

NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Now on sale for Friends of the Forum, and will go on general sale 19 June. Memberships must be valid on the day of the performance to receive benefits.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare


‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’


A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.


Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.


Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.


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Thursday 17 Oct 201919:00 Book Now

NT Live: Hansard (15)

NT Live: Hansard

Now on sale for Friends of the Forum, and will go on general sale 19 June. Memberships must be valid on the day of the performance to receive benefits.


Hansard

by Simon Wood


Hansard; noun

The official report of all parliamentary debates.


See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.


Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.


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Thursday 7 Nov 201919:00 Book Now

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean

based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding


Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.


Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.


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Thursday 26 Sep 201919:00 Book Now

NT Live: Present Laughter (12A)

NT Live: Present Laughter

Now on sale for Friends of the Forum, and will go on general sale 19 June. Memberships must be valid on the day of the performance to receive benefits.


Present Laughter

by Noël Coward

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


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Thursday 28 Nov 201919:00 Book Now

NT Live: Small Island (15)

NT Live: Small Island

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.


The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


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Thursday 27 Jun 201919:00 Book Now

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power

directed by Sam Mendes


The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.


Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.


On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.


163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.


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Thursday 25 Jul 201919:00 Book Now

Paddington (PG)

Paddington

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!


Arriving in London from his native Peru with a ‘Please Look After This Bear’ label around his neck, our bewildered ursine friend is fortunately taken in by kindly Mr and Mrs Brown (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins).


Voiced by Ben Whishaw, and named after the railway station he arrived at, Paddington embarks on a series of bemused adventures as he searches for one of his Aunt Lucy’s (Imelda Staunton) friends and finds himself dodging a malicious taxidermist with an unnatural aversion to bears (Nicole Kidman).


This charming amalgam of CGI, animatronics and live action will delight fans old and new of the perennially popular children’s books by Michael Bond.

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Saturday 22 Jun 201911:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

RSC: Measure for Measure (12A)

RSC: Measure for Measure

"To whom should I complain?"


When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


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Wednesday 31 Jul 201919:00 Book Now

Rocketman (15)

Rocketman

Based on a true fantasy, Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.


Rocketman is the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Wednesday 19 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Thursday 20 Jun 201916:30 Book Now
Friday 28 Jun 201916:30 Book Now
Saturday 29 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Monday 1 Jul 201919:30 Book Now
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Thursday 4 Jul 201919:30 Book Now

Royal Ballet: Concerto & Other Ballets (12A)

Royal Ballet: Concerto & Other Ballets

THE ROYAL BALLET

CONCERTO/ENIGMA VARIATIONS/RAYMONDA ACT III


From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the homegrown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarised in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

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Tuesday 5 Nov 201919:15 Book Now

Royal Ballet: Coppelia (12A)

Royal Ballet: Coppelia

THE ROYAL BALLET

COPPÉLIA


A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.


Choreography: Ninette de Valois, after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti

Music: Léo Delibes

Scenario: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon, after E.T.A. Hoffmann

Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Lighting designer: John B. Read

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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Tuesday 10 Dec 201919:15 Book Now

Royal Ballet: Marston & Scarlett (World Premiere) (12A)

Royal Ballet: Marston & Scarlett (World Premiere)

THE ROYAL BALLET

MARSTON & SCARLETT WORLD PREMIERES


Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and 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. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.


NEW CATHY MARSTON

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


NEW LIAM SCARLETT

Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

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Tuesday 25 Feb 202019:15 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 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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Tuesday 17 Dec 201919:15 Book Now

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: Don Giovanni (12A)

Royal Opera: Don Giovanni

THE ROYAL OPERA

DON GIOVANNI


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.


Co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera


Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen

Director: Kasper Holten

Set designer: Es Devlin

Video designer: Luke Halls

Costume designer: Anja Vang Kragh

Lighting designer: Bruno Poet

Choreography: Signe Fabricius


Don Giovanni: Erwin Schrott

Leporello: Roberto Tagliavini

Donna Anna: Malin Byström

Donna Elvira: Christine Rice

Don Ottavio: Daniel Behle

Zerlina: Louise Alder

Commendatore: Lars Woldt

Masetto: Leon Košavić


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Tuesday 8 Oct 201918:45 Book Now

Royal Opera: Don Pasquale (12A)

Royal Opera: Don Pasquale

THE ROYAL OPERA

DON PASQUALE (NEW TO THE ROYAL OPERA)


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.


Co-production with Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo


Music: Gaetano Donizetti

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Thursday 24 Oct 201919:30 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


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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


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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


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Wednesday 29 Jan 202019:45 Book Now

Sometimes Always Never (12A)

Sometimes Always Never

Based on the short story Triple Word Score by scriptwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, this quirky and moving dramedy tells the story of a family with an exceptional Scrabble vocabulary who cannot put their words to use and communicate with each other. Bill Nighy stars as Alan, a father on a journey to reconnect with his two sons.


Starring: Sam Riley, Bill Nighy, Alice Lowe


BBFC Rating Advice: moderate sex references

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Friday 28 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Saturday 29 Jun 201916:30 Book Now
Monday 1 Jul 201916:30 Book Now (SUBTITLED)
Tuesday 2 Jul 201912:30 Book Now
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Thursday 4 Jul 201917:00 Book Now

Sunset (15)

Sunset

From László Nemes, the Oscar-winning director of Son of Saul comes this sublimely evocative recreation of 1913 Budapest, a city at the crux of world history. Irisz Leiter (Juli Jakab) arrives in the capital eager to become a milliner at her late parents’ legendary hat shop.


But she is drawn into the mystery of what happened to her long-missing brother. Her search will lead her into a dazzling panorama of the dying gasps of the Austro-Hungarian empire.


Perfectly pitched between dream and nightmare, with real lives caught in the web of history, Sunset is a worthy successor to Son of Saul.


BBFC Rating Advice: strong threat, sexual threat

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Tuesday 2 Jul 201919:30 Book Now
Wednesday 3 Jul 201913:30 Book Now

Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live From Croke Park (12A)

Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live From Croke Park

Westlife are back! It’s been 20 years since they smashed into the charts in 1999 with ‘Swear It Again’ and went on to achieve a staggering 14 number one UK singles, selling 55 million records worldwide. Now, their highly anticipated reunion tour is coming to cinemas worldwide on Saturday 6 July.

The final spectacular show of the UK and Ireland leg of the ‘The Twenty Tour’ will be broadcast LIVE to cinemas from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium. Irish heartthrobs Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian will perform brand-new music alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No.1 singles, including ‘Uptown Girl’ ‘Flying Without Wings', ‘You Raise Me Up’ and 'If I Let You Go'.


For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks.  


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Saturday 6 Jul 201920:00 Book Now

Wonder Park (PG)

Wonder Park

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!


Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside.


She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

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Saturday 29 Jun 201911:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)