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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 Irina Lungu 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

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

ENCORE screenings now added on Monday 20th May at 7pm.

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, recorded live in 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:
20 May 2019 19:00

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

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

ENO SCREEN: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Tuesday 18th June
Directed by Mike Leigh
Cert PG, running time 148 minutes (Act I 60 minutes; interval 20 minutes; Act II 50 minutes)

Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling The Pirates of Penzance comes to ENO in a highly anticipated new production from renowned film maker and director Mike Leigh.

This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score chock-full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes.

With stylish designs from Alison Chitty, this vibrant production is conducted by David Parry. The superb cast includes the ever-versatile Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody of the British bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederic, and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.

The Pirates of Penzance is sung and surtitled in English.
   
The Pirates of Penzance cast;
Major-General Stanley - Andrew Shore
The Pirate King - Joshua Bloom
Frederic - Robert Murray
Sergeant of Police - Jonathan Lemalu
Mabel - Claudia Boyle
Ruth - Rebecca de Pont Davies
Samuel - Alexander Robin Baker
Edith - Soraya Mafi
Kate - Angharad Lyddon
 

See this film at:

High Wycombe  Swindon (Greenbridge) 
Conductor:
David Parry
Directed by:
Paul Pyant
Designer:
Alison Chitty
Choreography:
Francesca Jaynes
Distributor:
Altivemedia
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
149 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
18 June 2019

Next Performance:
18 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

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.

See this film at:

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

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

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

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

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. 
 

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

Release Date:
26 September 2019

Next Performance:
26 September 2019 19:00

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