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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 Buy at box office on the night of the performance cash only please.
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

JOHN LE CARRE: AN EVENING WITH GEORGE SMILEY will be presented live from the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 7:45 pm. All seats £12.00.

Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the War on Terror in The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man and A Delicate Truth, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In conversation le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Through this event John le Carré and the producers The Ink Factory are raising money for Médicins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF), and are donating their proceeds to the charity.

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Thursday 7th September
Ticket  £12.00


THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

With beautiful sets by John Macfarlane, Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems...David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias. As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

MUSIC: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
LIBRETTO: LORENZO DA PONTE
DIRECTOR: DAVID MCVICAR
CONDUCTOR: JULIA JONES
TAMINO: MAURO PETER
PAMINA: SIOBHAN STAGG
PAPAGENO: RODERICK WILLIAMS

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


CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

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Tuesday 26th September
All seats £12.00


LA BOHEME (Puccini) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

 

 

MUSIC: GIACOMO PUCCINI
DIRECTOR: RICHARD JONES
CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO
MIMÌ: NICOLE CAR
RODOLFO: MICHAEL FABIANO
MARCELLO MARIUSZ KWIECIEŃ
MUSETTA: NADINE SIERRA

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Tuesday 3rd October
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


HAMLETHAMLET, recorded live at the Barbican Theatre, will be presented on Thursday 5th October 2017 at 7:00 pm. All Seats £12.00.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

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Thursday 5th October
Ticket £12.00


NORMA (Bellini) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 7th October 2017 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Bellini’s masterpiece boasts one of the most famous arias in all of opera, the beautiful “Casta diva.” Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals—only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed. Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma and Joyce DiDonato as her rival Adalgisa lead a cast of bel canto heavyweights, with Joseph Calleja as Norma’s unfaithful lover, Pollione, and British favourite Matthew Rose returning to the Met as Norma’s father, Oroveso.

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


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


DIE ZAUBERFLOTTE (Mozart) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 14th October 2017 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno the foolish bird catcher learn wisdom enough to help him? The Queen of the Night’s aria, with its stratospheric high notes, is just one of the countless highlights in this tale of love and magic, mysterious secrets, and whimsical fantasy. Julie Taymor’s (The Lion King) enchanting production captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its enlightened nobility. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a cast of rising young stars.  Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night with Charles Castronovo (Tamino), Markus Werba (Papageno), Christian Van Horn (Sprecher), and René Pape ( Sarastro). This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series.

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Saturday 14th October
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


SEMELE, recorded live by Garsington Opera for All, will be presented on Sunday 15th October 2017 at 2:00 pm. All Seats free.

Semele composed in 1744, features some of Handel's most exquisitely beautiful music, with soaring choruses & splendid orchestral writing enhancing this most touching and humorous opera. Annilese Miskimmon, Artistic Director of Norwegian National Opera, will direct, with Jonathan Cohen making his Garsington Opera debut, conducting a love story with a twist; the god Jupiter is captivated by the beauty of the all-too-human Semele. Inspired by the dramatic & colourful mythological characters, Handel's music is powerfully seductive. Garsington Opera for All is an exciting three-year partnership between Garsington Opera, the charitable trust Magna Vitae, & the Coastal Communities Alliance, & is supported by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Fund.

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ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Monday 23rd October 2017 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transforms into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole, events become curiouser and curiouser... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream? Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of
The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing- card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

CHOREOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
MUSIC: JOBY TALBOT

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Monday 23rd October
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


FOLLIES by Stephen Sondheim will be presented live from the National Theatre on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

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


THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Ades) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film. The cast is filled with established British names including Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Ieystn Davies and John Tomlinson. “Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times).

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Saturday 18th November
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 Tuesday 21st November 2017 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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Tuesday 21st November
Ticket  £12.00


DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.

Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

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Wednesday 29th November
All seats £12.00


THE NUTCRACKER (Tchaikovsky) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite br /> present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting
versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

CHOREOGRAPHY: PETER WRGHT
AFTER LEV IVANOV
MUSIC: PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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


YOUNG MARX will be presented live from the Bridge Theatre on Thursday 7TH December 2017 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

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THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


RIGOLETTO (Rossini) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect...David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas./p>

MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI
DIRECTOR: DAVID MCVICAR
CONDUCTOR: ALEXANDER JOEL
RIGOLETTO: DIMITRI PLATANIAS
GILDA: LUCY CROWE
DUKE OF MANTUA: MICHAEL FABIANO

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Tuesday 16th January
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


CEZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

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Tuesday 23rd January
All seats £12.00


TOSCA (Puccini) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 27th January 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Andris Nelsons conducts.

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


TOSCA (Puccini) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent ’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘Elucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini ’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why. A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad./p>

MUSIC: GIACOMO PUCCINI
DIRECTOR: JONATHAN KENT
CONDUCTOR: DAN ETTINGER
FLORIA TOSCA: ADRIANNE PIECZONKA
MARIO CAVARADOSSI: JOSEPH CALLEJA
BARON SCARPIA: GERALD FINLEY

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


L’ELISIR d’AMORE (Donizetti) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 5:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth. The production stars Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his moving “Una furtiva lagrima.” Rising South African soprano Pretty Yende is the spirited Adina, Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

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Saturday 10th February
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


LA BOHEME (Puccini) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 24th February 2018 at 5:30 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, and living it up in their local cafe. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, the pair instantly fall in love. But Mimì is ill, Rodolfo is jealous, and their romance is doomed from the start. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple, singing two sublime Puccini favourites - “Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “Che gelida manina.” Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away.

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


THE WINTER’S TALE (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Christopher Wheeldon , Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet./p>

CHOREOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
MUSIC: JOBY TALBOT

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


CARMEN (Bizet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 6:45 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character./p>

MUSIC: GEORGES BIZET
DIRECTOR: BARRIE KOSKY
CONDUCTOR: JAKUB HRŮŠA
CARMEN: ANNA GORYACHOVA
DON JOSÉ: FRANCESCO MELI
MICAËLA: ANETT FRITSCH
ESCAMILLO: KOSTAS SMORIGINAS

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Tuesday 6th March
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


SEMIRAMIDE (Rossini) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 10th March 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won. Based on a story by Voltaire, this rarely performed tragic opera reveals The Barber of Seville composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light. The title role composed for Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran features some of the most demanding vocal music he ever wrote. Angela Meade takes on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.

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Saturday 10th March
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Wednesday  21st March 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.

Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never-before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

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Wednesday 21st March
All seats £12.00


JULIUS CAESAR will be presented live from the Bridge Theatre on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 7:00 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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THURSDAY 22ND MARCH
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


BERNSTEIN CENTENARY TRIPLE BILL (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon , marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety , created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II. /p>

CHOREOGRAPHY: WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT,
CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
MUSIC: LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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


COSI FAN TUTTE (Mozart) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 31st March 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The cast features Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi as the sisters put to the test, with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as their fiancés, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts Mozart’s delightful score.

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

 


MACBETH (Verdi) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 4TH April 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth , a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’./p>

MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI
DIRECTOR: PHYLLLIDA LLOYD
CONDUICTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO
MACBETH: ZELJKO LUCIC
LADY MACBETH: ANNA NETREBKO
BANQUO: ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO

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Wednesday 4th April
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


LUISA MILLER (Verdi) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 14th April 2018 at 5:30 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.

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Saturday 14th April
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


CENDRILLON (Massenet) will be presented live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 5:55 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her—did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery with her good-natured father and his imperious wife, until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the archetypal wicked stepmother.

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


MANON (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas./p>

CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN
MUSIC: JULES MASSENET

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Thursday 3rd May
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00


I, CLAUDE MONET, part of our Exhibition on Screen series, will be presented on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Seats £12.00.

After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.

Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

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Tuesday 22nd May
All seats £12.00


SWAN LAKE (Ballet) will be presented live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 7:15 pm. £12 concessions/ £15 full price.

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season the Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

CHOREOGRAPHY: MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV
ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY: LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON
MUSIC: PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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Tuesday 12th June
Adult £15.00
Concession (Under 16, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) £12.00

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