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Diana Ross: Her Life, Love, and Legacy - Featuring the remastered 1983 'Live in Central Park' concert. A milestone in history, marking the 75th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. The magic of Diana Ross has touched millions of hearts around the world. Her magnificent life and unparalleled career have influenced music, film, fashion and stage with her spirit forever woven in the fabric of humanity. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Filmed over the course of two days in 1983, when over 1 million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-in-a-lifetime live moment that defined a generation. When a freak storm hit, despite Ross’s best efforts to take on Mother Nature and continue, the concert had to be cancelled. She announced to the crowd she would return the following day to perform again and they all returned. The concert seen around the world showcased the trailblazing entertainer of young and old, bringing together all ethnicities and nationalities to experience the voice and heart of Diana Ross.

Cinema Exclusive:
In addition to the full concert that was able to go ahead the next day “Diana Ross Her Life, Love & Legacy Live in Central Park” provides new interviews with her children and news archives from the time which all document the persistence, resilience and super star status of Diana. Together with
archive concert footage, it celebrates her three decade legacy and what made this unexpected turn of events and concert so iconic.

Directed by:
Steve Binder
Themselves:
Diana Ross; Tracee Ellis Ross; Rhonda Ross; Chudney Ross; Evan Ross
Distributor:
CinEvents
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
156 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Documentary; Music;

Release Date:
26 March 2019

Next Performance:
26 March 2019 20:00

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: AN IDEAL HUSBAND - ENCORE PERFORMANCE

A recording of a 2018 live performance from the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
 
A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

Directed by:
Ross MacGibbon
Starring:
Edward Fox; Freddie Fox; Frances Barber; Nathaniel Parker; Sally Bretton; Susan Hampshire
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
160 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
27 March 2019

Next Performance:
27 March 2019 19:00

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Estimated Run Time 5hrs 20mins. / Opera in 3 Acts / 2 Intermissions.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Philippe Jordon
Performers:
Christine Goerke; Eva-Marie Wesbroek; Stuart Skelton; Jamie Barton; Greer Grimsley; Gunther Groissbock
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
German
Length:
320 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
30 March 2019

Next Performance:
30 March 2019 16:00

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
OPERA IN FOUR ACTS / NEW PRODUCTION
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2019, 6.15PM

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)
an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.
 
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS, 15 MINUTES INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS.  SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES.

Directed by:
Christof Loy
Designer:
Christian Schmidt
Conductor:
Antonio Pappano
Choir:
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
255 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
2 April 2019

Next Performance:
2 April 2019 18:15

Based on the true story of acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta, Directed by Icíar Bollaín. From the BAFTA-winning writer of I, Daniel Blake, Paul Laverty.

Live film event from the Royal Opera House cinecast to cinemas 3 April include a live Q&A with Carlos Acosta, Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty.

YULI had its World Premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award. It has gone on to receive five nominations for the Spanish ‘Goya’ awards including Best New Actor for Carlos Acosta, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Based on Carlos Acosta’s autobiography NO WAY HOME – A CUBAN DANCER’S STORY, it is his own story about growing up in Cuba, becoming a dancer, moving to London and his relationship with his father, his family and his country.

The cast includes Carlos Acosta playing himself and introduces Edilson Manuel Olbera playing Carlos as a boy, Keyvin Martinez who plays Carlos as a young man and Santiago Alfonso as his father.

“A flamboyantly affirmative true story that’s bound to have balletophiles and biopic fans reaching for their hankies” – Screen.

Directed by:
Iciar Bollain
Writer:
Paul Laverty
Himself:
Carlos Acosta
Distributor:
Modern Films
Country:
Spain , United Kingdom
Language:
Spanish, English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
3 April 2019

Next Performance:
3 April 2019 19:00

Multi-platinum award winning global superstar Khalid celebrates the upcoming release of his highly anticipated sophomore album “Free Spirit” with a special companion short film, also titled “Free Spirit” which will be screened as a one-night event in movie theaters worldwide. This special fan event will include the big screen premiere of “Free Spirit” followed by an exclusive early listen of the album.

“Free Spirit” is a short film conceived and created by Khalid and Emil Nava. It’s a direct creative parallel to his new album, using the new music to tell the stories of the beauty and the pain of growing up as Khalid has always done in his work. This film expands on his lyrics and artistry by sharing a visual story as a companion piece. The event night will begin with a special intro to fans, followed by the screening and will conclude with the album listening featuring never-before seen commentary from Khalid.

Directed by:
Emil Nava
Themselves:
Khalid; Dizzy Fae; Judah Lang; Estefania Preciado; Jahking Guillory; Edi Gathegi
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
English
Length:
120 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Music;

Release Date:
3 April 2019

Next Performance:
3 April 2019 19:30

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is back by popular demand in cinemas on April 4. See the number one box office hit, recorded from London’s iconic Palladium, in screens across the UK.

Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit” - The Times

“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail

“Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture” - The Telegraph

Directed by:
Bartlett Sher
Starring:
Kelli O'Hara; Ken Watanabe; Ruthie Ann Miles
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
173 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
4 April 2019

Next Performance:
4 April 2019 19:00

REMBRANDT
From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Directed by Kat Mansoor
Running time: 90 minutes

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.

Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen.

For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

Directed by:
Kat Mansoor
Distributor:
Seventh Art Production
Language:
English
Length:
90 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Exhibition;

Release Date:
9 April 2019

Next Performance:
9 April 2019 19:00

National Theatre Live
All About Eve
By Joseph L Mankiewicz
Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.

Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
130 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
11 April 2019

Next Performance:
11 April 2019 19:00

Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (Beast), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn's Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo). Directed by Tom Harper, Wild Rose is an uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality, and three chords and the truth.

See this film at:

Directed by:
Tom Harper
Starring:
Jessie Buckley; Julie Walters; Sophie Okonedo; Jamie Sives; James Harkness; Ashley Shelton
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
100 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama; Music;

Release Date:
12 April 2019

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.
 

Directed by:
Kimberley Sykes
Designer:
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
17 April 2019

Next Performance:
17 April 2019 19:00

FAUST
OPERA IN FIVE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2019, 6.45PM

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.

Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as
the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet
and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French
grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris.

Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed
by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL. SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES.

Directed by:
David McVicar
Designer:
Charles Edwards
Conductor:
Dan Ettinger
Choir:
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
French
Length:
225 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
30 April 2019

Next Performance:
30 April 2019 18:45

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - (ENCORE PERFORMANCE).

A recording of a 2018 live performance from the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

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

Directed by:
Michael Fentiman
Starring:
Sophie Thompson; Jacob Fortune-Lloyd; Fehinti Balogun; Geoffrey Freshwater; Stella Gonet; Jeremy Swift
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
132 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
1 May 2019

Next Performance:
1 May 2019 19:00

An American in Paris – The Musical

Back by popular demand in cinemas, this breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you on 7 May.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

 

 



 

Directed by:
Christopher Weldon
Starring:
Robert Fairchild; Leanne Cope; Haydn Oakley
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
155 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Musical; Theatre;

Release Date:
7 May 2019

Next Performance:
7 May 2019 19:00

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 29mins. / Opera in 2 Acts /  Intermission.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Ipswich  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Performers:
Isabel Leonard; Adrianne Pieczonka; Erin Morley; Karen Cargill; Karita Mattila; David Portillo; Jean-François Lapointe
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
French
Length:
209 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
11 May 2019

Next Performance:
11 May 2019 17:00

All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong.

Writer:
Arthur Miller
Directed by:
Jeremy Herrin
Performers:
Jenna Coleman; Colin Morgan
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
14 May 2019

Next Performance:
14 May 2019 19:00

FLIGHT PATTER / NWITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR / NEW SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
THREE BALLETS ONE WORLD PREMIERE
LIVE IN CINEMAS THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019, 7.15PM

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

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading 
choreographers.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on
migration.
 
Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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

Choreography:
Christopher Wheeldon / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Crystal Pite
Music:
Ezio Bosso; Antonio Vivaldi / Henryk Miko³aj Górecki
Conductor:
Ariane Matiakh / Ariane Matiakh
Orchestra:
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
195 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
16 May 2019

Next Performance:
16 May 2019 19:15

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake(Filmed Live at Sadler’s WellsTheatre, London in 2019.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lakecomes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is ‘as bold and beautiful as ever’ (Telegraph). This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, this ‘spellbinding’ (Independent) re-imagining of the classic New Adventures production stars Will Bozieras The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Moweras The Prince and Nicole Kaberaas The Queen.

Cast
The Swan/The Stranger – Will Bozier
The Prince – Liam Mower
The Queen – Nicole Kabera
The Girlfriend – Katrina Lyndon
The Private Secretary – Glenn Graham

Production
Director & Choreographer – Matthew Bourne
Set & Costumes – Lez Brotherston
Lighting Designer – Paule Constable
Sound Designer – Ken Hampton
Music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Directed by:
Matthew Bourne
Choreography:
Matthew Bourne
Composer:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Distributor:
More2Screen
Language:
English
Length:
127 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
21 May 2019

Next Performance:
21 May 2019 12:30

VAN GOGH & JAPAN
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 85 minutes

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.

After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.

In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

 

Directed by:
David Bickerstaff
Distributor:
Seventh Art Production
Language:
English
Length:
85 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Exhibition;

Release Date:
4 June 2019

Next Performance:
4 June 2019 19:00

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
 

Directed by:
Justin Audibert
Designer:
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
5 June 2019

Next Performance:
5 June 2019 19:00

Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June from their last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet.

With front row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and Howard journey through Take That's incredible music history. Performing their biggest hits from the last three decades, and new tracks from their latest album Odyssey, fans will love this ultimate big screen sing along. So, get ready to throw your hands in the air – it's a party you’ll never forget!
 

Themselves:
Take That
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert;

Release Date:
8 June 2019

Next Performance:
8 June 2019 20:00

ROMEO AND JULIET
BALLET IN THREE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2019, 7.15PM

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

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers.

The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all
too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

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

Choreography:
Kenneth MacMillan
Music:
Sergey Prokofiev
Designer:
Nicholas Georgiadis
Conductor:
Pavel Sorokin
Orchestra:
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
195 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
11 June 2019

Next Performance:
11 June 2019 19:15

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.  Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.




ENCORE PERFORMANCE - Tuesday 29th January
Please note that where advertised the 29th January performance is an ENCORE (recorded) screening of the live broadcast. 

Directed by:
Jonathan Butterell
Designer:
Anne Fleischle
Choreography:
Kate Prince
Cast:
John McCrea;  Josie Walker; Tamsin Carroll; Lucy Shorthouse; Phil Nichol
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
164 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
5 July 2018

Next Performance:
13 June 2019 19:00

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense...

The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land, and with its wittymix of verbal and physical humour, the playcelebrates a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom.

Directed by Nicole Charles and Elle While, and staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatrein London, a reconstruction of an open-air Elizabethan playhouse on the bank of the River Thames, this new production of The Merry Wives of Windsor will be broadcast live to cinemas and will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the play.

Directed by:
Nicole Charles; Elle While
Cast:
To Be Confirmed.
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
20 June 2019

Next Performance:
20 June 2019 19:20

Queen Victoria’s irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty, but his untimely death brought the world’s most powerful woman to her knees with grief. In celebration of her bicentenary year, Northern Ballet, famed for their outstanding narrative works, bring the sensational story of Victoria to life in dance. Choreographed by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre, with an original score by Philip Feeney, this major new production reveals the often-conflicting faces of one of Britain's most iconic monarchs told through the eyes of her youngest child and lifelong companion Beatrice.

Directed by:
Cathy Marston
Cast:
Northern Ballet
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
120 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
25 June 2019

Next Performance:
25 June 2019 19:00

This performance of Small Island has been ‘Filmed live in front of an audience’.

National Theatre Live
Small Island
adapted by Helen Edmundson
based on the novel by Andrea Levy

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

Small Islandembarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 –the year the HMT Empire Windrushdocked 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.

Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
170 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
27 June 2019

Next Performance:
27 June 2019 19:00

Cinderella (Cendrillon) (Live) on Sunday 30 June.

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

Creative Team
Conductor: John Wilson
Director: Fiona Shaw
Set Designer: Jon Bausor
Costume Designer: Nicky Gillibrand
Choreographer: Sarah Fahie
Lighting Designer: Anna Watson
London Philharmonic Orchestra /  The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast Includes
Cendrillon: Danielle de Niese
Le Prince Charmant: Kate Lindsey
La Fée: Nina Minasyan
Pandolfe: Lionel Lhote
Madame de la Haltière: Agnes Zwierko
Noémie: Eduarda Melo
Dorothée: Julie Pasturaud

Conductor:
John Wilso
Directed by:
Fiona Shaw
Orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir:
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
210 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
30 June 2019

Next Performance:
30 June 2019 17:30

The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) on  Sunday 14 July.

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 Time

Please note this is a  recording of the 2016 live performance.

Creative Team
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
Director: Annabel Arden
Designer: Joanna Parker
Director of Movement: Toby Sedgwick
Lighting Designer: James Farncombe

Cast Includes
Rosina: Danielle de Niese
Dr Bartolo: Alessandro Corbelli
Count Almaviva: Taylor Stayton
Figaro: Björn Bürger
Basilio: Christophoros Stamboglis
Berta: Janis Kelly

London Philharmonic Orchestra /  The Glyndebourne Chorus

Conductor:
Enrique Mazzol
Directed by:
Annabel Arden
Orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir:
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
210 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
14 July 2019

Next Performance:
14 July 2019 17:30

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnifi cent music.

This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’

You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance. Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema. Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises.

Shall we dance?

Himself:
André Rieu
Music:
Johann Strauss Orchestra
Distributor:
Piece Of Magic
Country:
Netherlands
Language:
English, Dutch
Length:
145 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert;

Release Date:
27 July 2019

Next Performance:
27 July 2019 19:00

'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.
 

Directed by:
Gregory Doran
Designer:
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
31 July 2019

Next Performance:
31 July 2019 19:00

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) (Live) on Sunday 4 August.

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.

Praise for Barbe & Doucet "Director-and-designer team Renaud Doucet and André Barbe have captured perfectly the artifice that is a large part of Manon's charm." - The Guardian (Manon)

"Barbe and Doucet’s production plays up the humour and vitality of Puccini’s opera" - The Guardian (La Bohème).

Creative Team
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
Direction and Design: Barbe & Doucet
Puppet Designer: Patrick Martel
Lighting Designer: Guy Simard
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment /  The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast Includes
Tamino: David Portillo
Papageno: Björn Bürger

 

Directed by:
Antonello Manacorda
Orchestra:
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
210 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
4 August 2019

Next Performance:
4 August 2019 17:30

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 Talein 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 via satellite 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 handmaidstory, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’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.

Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
110 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Interview / Q&A;

Release Date:
10 September 2019

Next Performance:
10 September 2019 19:30

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special LIVE screenings in cinemas this Halloween. The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre - this is ballet with a dramatic bite. Created by Northern Ballet's Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with atmospheric music by Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninov, Dracula is a thrilling adaptation that will leave you thirsty for more.

Directed by:
David Nixon OBE
Cast:
Northern Ballet
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
135 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
31 October 2019

Next Performance:
31 October 2019 19:15