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JULIUS CAESAR will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Julius Caesar begins the Roman series from the RSC with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence in a race to claim the empire, after the all-conquering Caesar returns from war.

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Wednesday 26th April
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


DON CARLO (Verdi) will be presented live from the Maggio Musicale, Florence on Friday 5th May 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Zubin Mehta conducts a cast led by Fabio Sartori and Julianna Di Giacomo in the acclaimed Don Carlo, Verdi’s opera about love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain, based upon the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545-1568). Carlos was betrothed to Elizabeth of Valois (1545-1568), the daughter of France’s King Henry II but for political reasons, Elizabeth was ultimately married to Carlos’ father Philip II of Spain. Based on the 1787 dramatic poem by Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlo was first performed at the Paris Opéra in 1867 where politics and religion were dangerously entwined. Verdi made extensive revisions to the opera over the following 20 years, and this production follows the four-act 1886 version performed at one of the newest Opera Houses in the world, the Opera di Firenze. The Opera di Firenze has pioneered the perception of opera worldwide, demonstrating it can be both traditional and innovative. Their blend of the classic and contemporary puts Opera di Firenze at the centre of opera, guiding its future for years to come.

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Friday 5th May
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


 

OBSESSION (15) will be presented live from the Barbican Theatre on Thursday 11th May 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

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Thursday 11th May
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF will be presented live from the Harold Pinter theatre on Thursday 18th May 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Sonia Friedman Productions presents Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling in this must-see production of one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.

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Thursday 18th May
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


ANTONY & CLEOPATRA  

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Following Caesar’s assassination and his own rise to power, Mark Anthony chooses a life of decadent seduction with Cleopatra, Queen of Eqypt, where his military brilliance deserts him and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

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Wednesday 24th May
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


RAPHAEL – LORD OF THE ARTS, part of our World Art in Cinema series, will be presented on Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 7:30 pm. All seats £12.

RAPHAEL – LORD OF THE ARTS is a captivating portrait of one of the most influential Renaissance artists, providing an in-depth look at his famous Madonnas and 'The Marriage of the Virgin', through the use of the most advanced cameras and cutting-edge techniques.

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Wednesday 31st May
Ticket  £12.00


 

THE DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS / MARGUERITE AND ARMAND (Ballet) presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 7th June 2017, 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton / Music: Mendelssohn / Franck / Liszt
Cast: TBC

Background: Frederick Ashton was Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. His works define the English style of ballet – characterized most notably by precise, fleet footwork, sensuous épaulement (the way the shoulders are held) and gorgeous line of delicate simplicity. His many works for the Company are arguably its greatest legacy.

The Royal Ballet celebrates this heritage through a mixed programme of three of Ashton’s most loved – and most characteristic – works. The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations (1946) is Ashton’s first masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Marguerite and Armand (1963), inspired by the celebrated dance partnership between Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty.

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Wednesday 7th June
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


 

PETER PAN (PG) recorded live at the National Theatre, will be presented on Saturday 10th June 2017 at 7:00. £10 concessions/ £12 full price.

All children, except one, grow up…Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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Saturday 10th June
Adult £12.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £10.00


 

MICHAELANGELO: LOVE AND DEATH, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Wednesday 14TH June 2017 at 7:30 pm. All seats £12.

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice which included painting, sculpture and architecture, not the least of which are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery). This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate but much loved genius.

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Wednesday 14th June
Ticket £12.00


DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL (Mozart) will be presented live from La Scala, Milan on Monday 19th June 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail was written at the order of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II. For source material, Mozart turned to a popular farce of his day about two pairs of European lovers, one noble and the other their servants, who are trying to escape from the harem of a Turkish pasha and his amusingly sleazy overseer. The work uses spoken dialogue and separate musical numbers in the form of a Singspiel, or “sung play.” Twenty years on since the death of the great director, who from 1951 staged legendary operas at La Scala, such as Macbeth, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, to name but a few, Teatro alla Scala is proposing new staging, yet calling to the podium the man who conducted it the first time round - the great Zubin Mehta. The dizzying role of Konstanze is sung by Lenneke Ruiten, much applauded in Lucio Silla in 2015, with the emerging Mozart tenor Mauro Peter in the role of Belmonte.

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Monday 19th June
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


SALOME (15) will be presented live from the National Theatre on Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The story has been told before, but never like this - an occupied desert nation - a radical from the wilderness on hunger strike - a girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

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Thursday 22nd June
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


OTELLO (Verdi) presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 28th June 2017 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Cast: Jonas Kaufmann / Maria Agresta / Ludovic Tézier
Conductor: Antonio Pappano / Director: Keith Warner

The Story: Iago sows the seeds of jealousy in Otello’s mind, fabricating a story of an affair between Iago’s rival Cassio and Otello’s young wife Desdemona. Iago’s trickery cements Otello’s suspicion into mistaken certainty.

Background: Otello is Verdi’s final tragedy. After astonishing productivity in his early career, the composer slowed in later life; more than fifteen years separate Otello and its predecessor, Aida, although Verdi revised his earlier works Simon Boccanegra and Don Carlo in the interim. He was lured out of retirement by the composer and librettist Arrigo Boito, who tempted him with a proposal that was very close to Verdi’s heart: Shakespeare’s Othello. Boito adapted the libretto from Shakespeare’s play, with much intervention from Verdi. As the latest utterance from the master of Italian opera, the 1887 premiere was an instant success – but, more than that, Otello has been an important part of the international opera repertory ever since.

The Italian musical landscape had changed during Verdi’s period of isolation, with many of his compatriots finding inspiration in foreign operatic innovations. Verdi responds in Otello with music that looks back to the traditional forms and structures of Italian opera, but which carries an unmistakably different dramatic thrust and fluidity, in response to Shakespeare’s text. The results are thrilling: from the violent storm that opens the opera through to Iago’s blood-chilling Credo and Otello’s increasingly desperate duets with Desdemona. Keith Warner (Wozzeck, Der Ring des Nibelungen) directs a new production of this masterpiece, The Royal Opera’s first in 30 years.

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Wednesday 28th June
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


BRITISH MUSEUM PRESENTS: HOKUSAI, a recorded exhibition film from the British Museum will be presented on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 7:30 pm. All seats £12.

Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists. Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely regarded as Japan’s most famous and influential artist. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90. This new exhibition will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of Hokusai’s life – a time when he produced some of his most famous masterpieces. Throughout the exhibition, outstanding examples of Hokusai’s work will show the artist’s creative breadth and depth. A selection of superb landscapes is introduced with the iconic Great Wave – itself part of a print series of views of Mt Fuji. Intimate domestic scenes capture fleeting moments in private lives. Exquisite depictions of flora and fauna display an innate skill in representing the natural world. The artist’s imagination is given full rein in the portrayal of supernatural creatures such as ghosts and deities. Through all of these works, explore Hokusai’s personal beliefs and gain a fascinating insight into the artist’s spiritual and artistic quest in his later years. The exhibition will include prints, paintings and illustrated books, many of which are on loan from Japan, Europe and the USA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these extraordinary works together.

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Wednesday 5th July
Ticket £12.00


LA TRAVIATALA TRAVIATA, recorded live at the Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome, will be presented on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 7:00 pm. All seats £12.

We are pleased to present Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome last May as part of our All’Opera season devoted to bringing the best Italian opera productions to the Whitgift Film Theatre. All 15 performances of Coppola’s opera directorial debut – featuring costumes by Valentino and sets by Nathan Crowley – were sold out. The ensemble included singers of the calibre of Francesca Dotto, Antonio Poli, Roberto Frontali and Anna Malavasi. The orchestra of the Rome Opera was led by Jader Bergamini. Oscar-nominated cinematographer Philippe Le Sourde (The Grandmaster) topped the high-end shoot featuring multiple state-of-the art 4K cameras and up to 100 microphones.

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Wednesday 12th July
Ticket £12.00


ANGELS IN AMERICA: Part 1, Millennium Approaches will be presented live from the National Theatre on Thursday 20th July 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

America in the mid-1980s: in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Part Two: Perestroika will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.

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Thursday 20th July
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


ANDRE RIEU 2017 MAASTRICHT CONCERT will be presented on Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 7:00 pm. £15 adult/ £12 concession.

He is known for his energetic and spell-binding live performances, as well as amassing over 40 million album and DVD sales worldwide, and now the world’s leading pop classical artist, André Rieu, has announced his annual Maastricht concert will once again be beamed into cinemas across the UK in celebration of his 30th year in music. Once again, the cinema show will be hosted by Good Morning Britain Presenter, Charlotte Hawkins. This will be an unforgettable cinema experience like no other.

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Saturday 22nd July
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


ANGELS IN AMERICA: Part 2, Perestroika will be presented live from the National Theatre on Thursday 27th July 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

America in the mid-1980s: in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

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Thursday 27th July
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


TITUS ANDRONICUS will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The decay of Rome reaches its violent depths in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and leaves Rome in disarray, with rape, cannibalism and brutality filling the moral void at the heart of a corrupt society.

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Wednesday 9th August
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


YERMA (15) will be presented live from the National Theatre on Thursday 31st August 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

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Thursday 31st August
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00

CARAVAGGIO – THE IDEAL EXHIBITION, part of our World Art in Cinema series, will be presented on a date to be confirmed at 7:30 pm. All seats £12.

CARAVAGGIO – THE IDEAL EXHIBITION is a highly innovative virtual exhibition documentary, which sheds light on the mysterious life and ground-breaking art of the controversial Caravaggio and visits the key locations across Italy where he created his most beloved works.

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CORIOLANUS CORIOLANUS will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

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Wednesday 11th October
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


TWELFTH NIGHTTWELFTH NIGHT will be presented live from the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.'
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

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Wednesday 14th February 2018
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00

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