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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ENORE PERFORMANCE
 
Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That bring their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour back to cinemas! Filmed 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!
 

Directed by:
Caroline Payne
Themselves:
Take That
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert; Music;

Release Date:
8 June 2019

Next Performance:
26 June 2019 19:30

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.

Directed by:
Rufus Norris
Starring:
Leah Harvey
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
210 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
27 June 2019

Next Performance:
27 June 2019 19:00

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic experience fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
 

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Directed by:
Todd Douglas Miller
Themselves:
Buzz Aldrin; Joan Ann Archer; Janet Armstrong; Neil Armstrong; Jack Benny; Johnny Carson
Distributor:
Dogwoof
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
93 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Documentary;

Release Date:
28 June 2019

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

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Directed by:
Danny Boyle
Starring:
Himesh Patel; Lily James; Kate McKinnon
Distributor:
Universal Pictures
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
116 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Comedy; Music;

Release Date:
28 June 2019

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

A brand new production which takes the classic Cinderella story and put through the lens of 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.

‘…this fin-de-siècle confection [is turned] into a complex modern-day fairytale and a story of psychological transformation.’ – The Times
‘…gracefully explores the story’s psychological resonances. ’ – The Daily Telegraph

Creative Team
Original production conceived and directed for the Glyndebourne Tour by Fiona Shaw
Revived and directed for Festival 2019 by Fiona Dunn

Conductor: John Wilson
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
Set Designer:
Jon Bausor
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

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE
CAPTURED LIVE AND RETURNING TO CINEMAS

ENO SCREEN: THE MIKADO Tuesday 2nd July
Directed by Jonathan Miller
Cert PG, running time 185 minutes (Act I 70 minutes; interval 20minutes; Act II 60 minutes)

Captured live at the London Coliseum in stunning HD, English National Opera’s spectacular production of The Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. Experience the irresistible combination of wonderful wit, memorable melodies and hilarious antics in this acclaimed production from Jonathan Miller.

When flirting is banned in the town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo and his beloved Yum-Yum are forced to go to extreme measures to protect themselves and the town from the wrath of the all-powerful Mikado. Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, ENO’s dazzlingly inventive staging of The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum for what for many has become the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.

Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the role of the Mikado with Richard Suart as Ko-Ko and Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory as the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo.

The Mikado is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 30mins.

Creative Team:
Conductor: Fergus Macleod
Director: Jonathan Miller
Revival Director: Elaine Tyler-Hall
Set Designer: Stefanos Lazaridis
Costume Designer: Sue Blane
Lighting Designer: Davy Cunningham
Choreographer: Anthony van Laast

Cast:
Ko-Ko: Richard Suart
Nanki-Poo: Anthony Gregory
Yum-Yum: Mary Bevan
Pooh-Bah: Graeme Danby
Katisha: Yvonne Howard
The Mikado Of Japan: Robert Lloyd
Pish-Tush: George Humphreys
Pitti-Sing: Rachael Lloyd

Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Music Center Opera.

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High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Directed by:
Jonathan Miller
Conductor:
Fergus Macleod
Distributor:
Altivemedia
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
185 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
2 July 2019

Next Performance:
2 July 2019 19:00

THE COLD BLUE is a tribute to the men who fought and risked their lives to help achieve victory - 75 years ago. Extraordinary, never before seen color footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, puts you 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and minus 60 degree temperatures. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive - whilst men died to bring this harrowing footage into cinemas today. Now, you can fly alongside the last surviving heroes who flew, who fought and who risked their lives.

Multiple Academy Award® winning director William Wyler went to Europe in 1943 to document the Air War in progress. Wyler flew actual combat missions with B-17's - and one of his three cinematographers was killed during filming. Incredibly, all of the raw color footage Wyler shot for THE MEMPHIS BELLE was recently discovered deep in the vaults of the National Archives, and a new film has been constructed out of the material.

This event will be paired with an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of The Cold Blue. Including a compelling and evocative look at WW2 via a range of unique perspectives, how the UK viewed the support of the allied troops, poignant and difficult moments brought to life via incredible colour footage, interviews of the 8th Airforce veterans and interviews with director Eric Nelson & Wyler’s daughter Catherine, telling the remarkable story behind the “found footage” and how The Cold Blue was created. 

Directed by:
Eric Nelson
Distributor:
CinEvents
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
105 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Documentary;

Release Date:
4 July 2019

Next Performance:
4 July 2019 20:00

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 – which sold out in minutes – 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.
 

Themselves:
Shane Filan; Mark Feehily; Kian Egan; Nicky Byrne
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
120 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert;

Release Date:
6 July 2019

Next Performance:
6 July 2019 20:00

Dramatic, moving and insightful, ARMSTRONG offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in rural Ohio to his first steps on the Moon - and the unsought-after celebrity status that ensued. It is the story of a man who was an aviator, astronaut, husband, father and reluctant hero.

Perfectly timed to release as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of mankind's greatest achievement our special one-night-only event on 9th July will feature exclusive additional footage recorded at the World Premiere and will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Dara O Briain alongside Mark Armstrong (Neil's son), Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE and the filmmakers.

Directed by:
David Fairhead
Narrator:
Harrison Ford
Themselves:
Michael Collins; Charlie Duke; Dave Scott; Dr Chris Kraft; Tom Hayward; Rick Armstrong; Mark Armstrong; Neil Armstrong; Janet Armstrong; June Hoffman
Distributor:
Altitude Film Distribution
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
132 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Documentary;

Release Date:
5 July 2019

Next Performance:
9 July 2019 19:30

The Cure, acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest live bands, take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park 2018 to deliver a set of songs celebrating four decades of music making.

The ensuing film “Anniversary 1978-2018”, directed by long-time collaborator Tim Pope, captures them in glorious 4K. The 5.1 audio mix by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett complements and completes this fabulously immersive cinematic experience.

From Lovesong to Lullaby, from Boys Don’t Cry to Burn, from Fascination Street to Friday I’m in Love, Robert Smith and his extraordinary band –Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels –take us on a magical trip through time.

Directed by:
Tim Pope
Themselves:
Robert Smith; Simon Gallup; Jason Cooper; Roger O’Donnell; Reeves Gabrels
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
136 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert; Music;

Release Date:
11 July 2019

Next Performance:
11 July 2019 20:00

From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. The 1990 World Cup in Italy was the moment opera left the elite and hit the masses. Opera star Pavarotti joined fellow tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras onstage in Rome watched by 1.4 billion worldwide. Their powerful rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' lives on as one of the most popular and famous pieces of music the world has ever heard, and Pavarotti realised his long-held dream of bringing opera into the mainstream. Ron Howard takes an intimate approach in telling Pavarotti’s story, going beyond the iconic public figure to reveal the man himself.

Thanks to a partnership with Decca Records and unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, home videos, behind the scenes and extensive live music footage, we see Pavarotti’s personal story emerge: from his humble beginnings in Northern Italy through to global superstardom. We travel the world with Pavarotti. We get to know the great tenor as a husband and a father, a committed philanthropist, as well as a fragile artist who had a complex relationship with his own unique talents and unprecedented success.

PAVAROTTI will include the latest Dolby Atmos audio technology, allowing theatrical audiences to experience the late Pavarotti's extraordinary voice once more in a unique and spine-tingling way.

This live event will also include exclusive content remixed in Dolby Atmos which will not be included in the main theatrical release.

Directed by:
Ron Howard
Himself:
Luciano Pavarotti
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
US/UK co-production
Language:
English
Length:
170 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Biography; Documentary; Interview / Q&A;

Release Date:
13 July 2019

Next Performance:
13 July 2019 19:00

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

National Theatre Live 2019
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, American Beauty) 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.

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

Release Date:
25 July 2019

Next Performance:
25 July 2019 19:00

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

A special presentation of Jamie Adams’ feature Balance, Not Symmetry is followed by an exclusive short acoustic set from the film’s soundtrack artist Biffy Clyro, and a cast Q&A featuring Laura Harrier and Bria Vinaite.

After her father’s funeral, American student Caitlin (Laura Harrier) leaves her grieving mother (Kate Dickie) behind to return to her third-year studies at the Glasgow School of Art. There she juggles her grief and end-of-year presentation with meeting a new guy, Rory (Scott Miller), and a rupture in her relationship with her housemate and BFF Hannah (Bria Vinaite). Can she again find balance in her turbulent life?

Directed by:
Jamie Adams
Starring:
Laura Harrier; Bria Vinaite; Kate Dickie; Tamsin Egerton; Freya Mavor; Lily Newmark
Distributor:
Munro Film Services LTD
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
125 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama; Interview / Q&A; Music;

Release Date:
1 August 2019

Next Performance:
1 August 2019 20:00

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

Following their landmark “Love Yourself” tour, BTS triumphantly returnsto cinema screens in BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE.

Shining brighter than any light on the stage, now the group invite us behind the spotlight.
 
On the day following the final concertof their Europe tour, on a rooftop in Paris,BTS tells their very own stories from experiencing new cities to performing in front of thousands of ARMYacross the globe.A glimpseinto BTS’ world away from the stage, featuring intimate group discussions alongside spectacular concert performances from the tour, this is acinema event not to be missed.

The journey of BTS continues!

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Directed by:
Jun-Soo Park
Themselves:
RM; Jin; SUGA; j-hope; Jimin; V, Jung Kook
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
Korea
Language:
Korean
Length:
105 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert; Music;

Release Date:
7 August 2019

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

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage. Once of Verdi's most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father's rage and a daughter's shame. It features several of opera's best-known arias-including Rigoletto's passionate denouncement "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata," Gilda's dreamy "Caro nome" and the Duke's instantly recognisable "La donna è mobile."

Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

Directed by:
Philp Stölzl
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
17 September 2019

Next Performance:
17 September 2019 19:00

National Theatre Live 2019 
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE.
One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean.
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding.

Recorded in London's West End in 2011, 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. 
 

Starring:
Robin Lough; Nicholas Hytner; James Corden; Oliver Chris; Daniel Rigby; Jemima Rooper; Suzie Toase
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
199 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
26 September 2019

Next Performance:
26 September 2019 19:00

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power.

For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breath-taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening, 50 years after his debut, revisiting three of his greatest ever roles in Verdi's Nabucco, I due Foscari and Macbeth.

Himself:
Plácido Domingo
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert;

Release Date:
1 October 2019

Next Performance:
1 October 2019 19:00

Wise Children
By Angela Carter
Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice
Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019

Running Time: 150 minutes (one interval)
BBFC: 15 (TBC)

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father - and greatest actor of his generation - Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all... Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (5 Stars Broadway World)
 

Directed by:
Emma Rice
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
153 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
3 October 2019

Next Performance:
3 October 2019 12:30

DON GIOVANNI
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER 2019

KASPER HOLTEN'S VISUALLY STRIKING PRODUCTION ACCENTUATES THE BEAUTY AND INVENTION OF MOZARTS DAZZILING TRAGICOMEDY.

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.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS.

Music:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto:
Lorenzo da Ponte
Conductor:
Hartmut Haenchen
Directed by:
Kasper Holten
Set Designer:
Es Devlin
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
210 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
8 October 2019

Next Performance:
8 October 2019 18:45

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts. It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. The cinema audience will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
90 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Documentary;

Release Date:
15 October 2019

Next Performance:
15 October 2019 12:00

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare

PLEASE NOTE - that this performance has been ‘Filmed live in front of an audience’.

‘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.
 

Directed by:
Nicholas Hytner
Starring:
Gwendoline Christie; Oliver Chris; David Moorst;  Hammed Animashaun
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
17 October 2019

Next Performance:
17 October 2019 19:00

DON PASQUALE
LIVE IN CINEMAS THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2019

BRYN TERFEL HEADS A STAR CAST FOR THIS NEW PRODUCTION OF DONIZETTI'S COMEDY OF DOMESTIC DRAMA ACROSS TWO GENERATIONS

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domesticdrama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runsrings 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.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS.

Composer:
Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto:
Giovanni Ruffini; Gaetano Donizetti
Directed by:
Damiano Michieletto
Set Designer:
Paolo Fantin
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
24 October 2019

Next Performance:
24 October 2019 19:30

Raymondais a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Music:
Alexander Glazunov
Choreography:
Yuri Grigorovich (after Marius Petipa)
Libretto:
Yuri Grigorovich (after Lidia Pashkova)
Cast:
The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
27 October 2019

Next Performance:
27 October 2019 15:00

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

CONCERTO/ ENIGMA VARIATIONS/ RAYMONDA ACT III
LIVE IN CINEMAS SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2019

FROM THE ROYAL BALLET'S CLASSICAL ORIGINS TO THE HOME-GROWN CHOREOGRAPHERS WHO PUT BRITISH BALLET ON THE WORLD STAGE, THIS PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS THE VERSITILITY OF THE COMPANY.

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown 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 summarized 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.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS,  INCLUDING INTERVALS.

Choreography:
Kenneth MacMillan; Fredrick Ashton; Rudolf Nureyev
Music:
Dmitry Shostakovich; Edward Elgar; Alexander Glazunov
Designer:
Jürgen Rose; Julia Trevelyan Oman; Barry Kay
Conductor:
Pavel Sorokin
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
5 November 2019

Next Performance:
5 November 2019 19:15

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.
 

Directed by:
Simon Godwin
Starring:
Lindsay Duncan; Alex Jennings
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
7 November 2019

Next Performance:
7 November 2019 19:00

Bolshoi Prima Ballerina,the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Music:
Adolphe Adam
Choreography:
Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto:
Jules Henri Vernoy deSaint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier (edited by Marius Petipa)
Cast:
Ekaterina Krysanova (Medora), Igor Tsvirko (Conrad), Denis Savin (Birbanto), Nelli Kobakhidze (Zulmea), Denis Rodkin (“Grand pas des éventails” Soloist), and the Corps de Ballet
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Length:
210 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
17 November 2019

Next Performance:
17 November 2019 15:00

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.
 

Directed by:
Matthew Warchus
Starring:
Andrew Scott
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
28 November 2019

Next Performance:
28 November 2019 19:00

COPPÉLIA
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2019

A CLASSIC REURNS TO THE ROYAL BALLET WITH NINETTE DE VALOIS' CHARMING AND FUNNY BALLET OF LOVE, MISCHIEF AND MECHANICAL DOLLS.

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS. 

Choreography:
Ninette de Valois; Lev Ivanov; Enrico Cecchetti
Music:
Léo Delibes
Designer:
Osbert Lancaster
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
10 December 2019

Next Performance:
10 December 2019 19:15

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

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Music:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography:
Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto:
Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)
Cast:
Margarita Shrainer (Marie); Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker); Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer); Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King) and the Corps de Ballet.
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
15 December 2019

Next Performance:
15 December 2019 15:00

THE NUTCRACKER (2016)
IN CINEMAS 17 DECEMBER 2019

THE NUTCRACKER IS A LIVE RECORDING OF A BALLET PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON.

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 Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family livingroom 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.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS.

Directed by:
Peter Wright
Conductor:
Boris Gruzin
Music:
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Starring:
Lauren Cuthbertson; Federico Bonelli; Francesca Hayward; Alexander Campbell; Gary Avis
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
135 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
17 December 2019

Next Performance:
17 December 2019 19:15

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
LIVE IN CINEMAS THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 2020

JOURNEY WITH THE ROYAL BALLET TO AN ENCHANTED WORLD OF PRINCESSES, FAIRY GODMOTHERS AND MAGICAL SPELLS IN THIS LANDMARK PRODUCTION OF PETIPA'S CLASSIC BALLET, TO TCHAIKOVSKY'S GLORIOUS MUSIC.

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

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING INTERVALS.

Choreography:
Marius Petipa;Frederick Ashton; Anthony Dowell;  Christopher Wheeldon
Production:
Monica Mason; Christopher Newton; Ninette de Valois; Nicholas Sergeyev
Music:
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
16 January 2020

Next Performance:
16 January 2020 19:15

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.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Music:
Adolphe Adam
Choreography:
Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto:
Théophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges
Cast:
The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
26 January 2020

Next Performance:
26 January 2020 15:00

LA BOHÉME
LIVE IN CINEMAS WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY 2020

PUCCINI'S MUSIC AND RICHARD JONES'S PRODUCTION CAPTURE THE JOY AND HEARTACHE OF YOUNG LOVE IN PARIS

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.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS.

Music:
Giacomo Puccini
Libretto:
Giuseppe Giacosa; Luigi Illica
Directed by:
Richard Jones
Designer:
Stewart Laing
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
29 January 2020

Next Performance:
29 January 2020 19:45

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.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Music:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography:
Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto:
Yuri Grigorovich
Cast:
The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
23 February 2020

Next Performance:
23 February 2020 15:00

MARSTON & SCARLETT WORLD PREMIERES 
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2020

THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS TWO WORLD PREMIERES WITH CATHY MARSTON'S FIRST WORK FOR THE COMPANY ON THE MAIN STAGE AND A NEW WORK BY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE LIAM SCARLETT.

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.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS. 

Choreography:
Cathy Marston; Liam Scarlett
Music:
Philip Feeney
Designer:
Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Designer:
Bregje van Balen
Conductor:
Andrea Molino
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
25 February 2020

Next Performance:
25 February 2020 19:15

FIDELIO
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2020

ANTONIO PAPPANO CONDUCTS LISE DAVIDSEN AND JONAS KAUFMANN IN A NEW PRODUCTION OF BEETHOVEN'S ONLY OPERA.

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.

Sung in German with English subtitles

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS. 

Music:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Directed by:
Tobias Kratzer
Set Designer:
Rainer Sellmaier
Costume Designer:
Rainer Sellmaier
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
German
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
17 March 2020

Next Performance:
17 March 2020 19:15

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.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Music:
Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography:
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
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Length:
185 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
29 March 2020

Next Performance:
29 March 2020 15:00

SWAN LAKE
LIVE IN CINEMAS WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 2020

THE ROYAL BALLET REVIVES FOR THE FIRST TIME THE RECENT NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY'S MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET. PRODUCTION AND ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE

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 mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING INTERVALS.

Choreography:
Liam Scarlett; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Frederick Ashton
Music:
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Production:
Liam Scarlett
Designer:
John Macfarlane
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
1 April 2020

Next Performance:
1 April 2020 19:15

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.

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Music:
Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography:
George Balanchine
Cast:
The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
19 April 2020

Next Performance:
19 April 2020 16:00

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2020

DAMIANO MICHIELETTO'S OLIVER AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION OF MASCAGNI AND LEONCAVALLO'S ONE-ACT OPERAS IS A THRILLING, CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE.

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, 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.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING INTERVALS. 

Music:
Pietro Mascagni
Libretto:
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti; Guido Menasci
Directed by:
Damiano Michieletto
Set Designer:
Paolo Fantin
Costume Designer:
Carla Teti
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
21 April 2020

Next Performance:
21 April 2020 19:00

THE DANTE PROJECT
LIVE IN CINEMAS THURSDAY  28 MAY 2020 

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'S VISION.

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.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING INTERVALS. 

Choreography:
Wayne McGregor
Music:
Thomas Adčs
Designer:
Tacita Dean
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
28 May 2020

Next Performance:
28 May 2020 19:15

ELEKTRA
LIVE IN CINEMAS THURSDAY 18 JUNE 2020

STRAUSS’S THRILLING AND AUDACIOUS ADAPTATION OF GREEK TRAGEDY RECEIVES A NEW STAGING BY THE AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR CHRISTOF LOY WITH NINA STEMME IN THE TITLE ROLE.

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the awardwinning 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.

Sung in German with English subtitles

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS, INCLUDING INTERVALS. 

Music:
Richard Strauss
Directed by:
Christof Loy
Designer:
Johannes Leiacker
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
German
Length:
120 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
18 June 2020

Next Performance:
18 June 2020 19:45