Show Times

Wednesday 20, February

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Wednesday 20, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Wednesday 20, February

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

PGfor some rude humor.

Wednesday 20, February

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Wednesday 20, February

Royal Opera House: Queen Of Spades

Royal Opera House: Queen Of Spades

Wednesday 20, February

Thursday 21, February

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Thursday 21, February

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Thursday 21, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Thursday 21, February

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

PGfor some rude humor.

Thursday 21, February

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Thursday 21, February

Friday 22, February

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Friday 22, February

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Friday 22, February

Saturday 23, February

Royal Opera House: Queen Of Spades

Royal Opera House: Queen Of Spades

Saturday 23, February

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Saturday 23, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Saturday 23, February

Sunday 24, February

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

NR

Sunday 24, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Sunday 24, February

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Sunday 24, February

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Sunday 24, February

Monday 25, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Monday 25, February

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Monday 25, February

Tuesday 26, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Tuesday 26, February

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

Tuesday 26, February

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Tuesday 26, February

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Tuesday 26, February

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Tuesday 26, February

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

NR

Tuesday 26, February

Wednesday 27, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Wednesday 27, February

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

Wednesday 27, February

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Wednesday 27, February

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Wednesday 27, February

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Wednesday 27, February

NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

PG-13

Wednesday 27, February

Thursday 28, February

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Thursday 28, February

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

Thursday 28, February

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Thursday 28, February

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Thursday 28, February

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

Thursday 28, February

Saturday 2, March

NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

PG-13

Saturday 2, March

Wednesday 6, March

Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

Wednesday 6, March

Saturday 9, March

Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

Saturday 9, March

Wednesday 13, March

Royal Opera Ballet: Don Quixote

Royal Opera Ballet: Don Quixote

Wednesday 13, March

Saturday 16, March

Royal Opera Ballet: Don Quixote

Royal Opera Ballet: Don Quixote

Saturday 16, March

Wednesday 20, March

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NR

Wednesday 20, March

Saturday 23, March

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NR

Saturday 23, March

Wednesday 27, March

Discover Arts: Caravaggio

Discover Arts: Caravaggio

Wednesday 27, March

Saturday 30, March

Discover Arts: Caravaggio

Discover Arts: Caravaggio

Saturday 30, March

Wednesday 10, April

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

NR

Wednesday 10, April

Saturday 13, April

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

NR

Saturday 13, April

Wednesday 17, April

Stratford: Coriolanus

Stratford: Coriolanus

NR

Wednesday 17, April

Saturday 20, April

Stratford: Coriolanus

Stratford: Coriolanus

NR

Saturday 20, April

Wednesday 24, April

Klimt & Schiele: Eros And Psyche

Klimt & Schiele: Eros And Psyche

Wednesday 24, April

Saturday 27, April

Klimt & Schiele: Eros And Psyche

Klimt & Schiele: Eros And Psyche

Saturday 27, April

Wednesday 1, May

Royal Opera House:La Forza Del Destino

Royal Opera House:La Forza Del Destino

Wednesday 1, May

Saturday 4, May

Royal Opera House:La Forza Del Destino

Royal Opera House:La Forza Del Destino

Saturday 4, May

Wednesday 8, May

NT Live: All About Eve

NT Live: All About Eve

NR

Wednesday 8, May

Saturday 11, May

NT Live: All About Eve

NT Live: All About Eve

NR

Saturday 11, May

Wednesday 15, May

Stratford: The Tempest

Stratford: The Tempest

NR

Wednesday 15, May

Saturday 18, May

Stratford: The Tempest

Stratford: The Tempest

NR

Saturday 18, May

Wednesday 22, May

Royal Opera House' Faust

Royal Opera House' Faust

Wednesday 22, May

Thursday 23, May

Asbury Park: Riots, Redemption and Rock & Roll

Asbury Park: Riots, Redemption and Rock & Roll

TBC

Thursday 23, May

Saturday 25, May

Royal Opera House' Faust

Royal Opera House' Faust

Saturday 25, May

Wednesday 29, May

Water Lilies Of Monet

Water Lilies Of Monet

Wednesday 29, May

Saturday 1, June

Water Lilies Of Monet

Water Lilies Of Monet

Saturday 1, June

Wednesday 5, June

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

NR

Wednesday 5, June

Saturday 8, June

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

NR

Saturday 8, June

Wednesday 19, June

Royal Opera Ballet: Triple Bill: WITHIN THE GOLDEN

Royal Opera Ballet: Triple Bill: WITHIN THE GOLDEN

Wednesday 19, June

Saturday 22, June

Royal Opera Ballet: Triple Bill: WITHIN THE GOLDEN

Royal Opera Ballet: Triple Bill: WITHIN THE GOLDEN

Saturday 22, June

Wednesday 3, July

Royal Opera Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Royal Opera Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday 3, July

Saturday 6, July

Royal Opera Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Royal Opera Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Saturday 6, July

Wednesday 10, July

NT Live: Small Island

NT Live: Small Island

TBC

Wednesday 10, July

Saturday 13, July

NT Live: Small Island

NT Live: Small Island

TBC

Saturday 13, July

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

Asbury Park: Riots, Redemption and Rock & Roll

Asbury Park: Riots, Redemption and Rock & Roll

TBC

Asbury Park: Riot Redemption Rock ‘n Roll is the story of the long-troubled town of Asbury Park and how the power of music can unite a people divided. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park suffered a race riot on Independence Day, 1970, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight. A town literally divided by a set of railroad tracks, the riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene but from the flames of the burning city emerged Bruce Springsteen and the fabled Jersey sound. “Asbury Park” returns Asbury denizens Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt and Southside Johnny Lyon to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start. As part of the event, Springsteen reunites with his earliest band members to play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theater and to trade guitar licks with the future of music in Asbury - a group of 11-year-old rockers who prove the best days for the town may just lie ahead.

Thursday 23, May

Discover Arts: Caravaggio

Discover Arts: Caravaggio

Journey through the life, works, and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, was characterized by light and shadow, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. A revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by his contemporaries. In search of luck – or perhaps in search of himself – he travelled Milan, Venice, Rome, and Sicily, escaping the enemies and demons he found at every turn, giving shape to masterpieces such as Bacchus, Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Saint Catherine, Judith Beheading Holofernes, and David with the Head of Goliath. Featuring a previously unseen reconstruction of the original location of the Madonna dei Palafrenieri, thanks to Vatican approval.

Wednesday 27, March

Saturday 30, March

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

NR

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

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

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

Wednesday 10, April

Saturday 13, April

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

NR

“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

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.

Wednesday 5, June

Saturday 8, June

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Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

PG-13for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content.

Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test.

Glass

Glass

PG-13for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series). This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters is produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum also serve as executive producers.

Wednesday 20, February

Thursday 21, February

Friday 22, February

Saturday 23, February

Sunday 24, February

Monday 25, February

Tuesday 26, February

Wednesday 27, February

Thursday 28, February

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

NR

Electric Church tells the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s involvement as the headliner of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the ‘Southern Woodstock'.

Jimi Hendrix was the critical component he needed to elevate the three day festival to a major cultural event. Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and many others.

Paul McCartney freely admits to worshipping him, adding, “We all played guitar. We all knew a bit. But he seemed to know more than us.”

His performance at the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival was not only significant on a musical level, but also in terms of socio-political dynamics. It was assumed that rural audiences would not take kindly to “long-hair” bands, and that black and white artists could not comfortably exist on the same bill; Atlanta Pop set out to challenge those beliefs. Hendrix’s music and message of universal love made him the ideal artist and, appropriately, was the first act booked for the festival.

Sunday 24, February

Tuesday 26, February

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Klimt & Schiele: Eros And Psyche

Klimt & Schiele: Eros And Psyche

Delve into the turn-of-the century Vienna artworld and tour through exhibitions of Klimt and Schiele’s legendary works.

1918. As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro-Hungarian Empire is beginning to disintegrate. Since the dawn of the century, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele have fundamentally changed the feeling of art, through a new way of painting that portrayed the restlessness, fears and desires of mankind.

Taking place across five stunning exhibitions with never-before-seen access, Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche recounts this extraordinary moment in art history – a magical moment for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the depths of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence.

Wednesday 24, April

Saturday 27, April

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NT Live: All About Eve

NT Live: All About Eve

NR

This highly-anticipated stage production stars Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia 2, Downton Abbey). This will be a co-production with Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions and directed by one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors Ivo Van Hove (Network) and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey.

Wednesday 8, May

Saturday 11, May

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NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

PG-13

’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

Wednesday 27, February

Saturday 2, March

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NT Live: Small Island

NT Live: Small Island

TBC

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

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England.

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 London in this timely and moving story.

Wednesday 10, July

Saturday 13, July

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NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NR

King. The male ruler of an independent state; one who inherits the position by right of birth.

King of the castle. A children’s game in which each child attempts to stand alone on a mound, or sandcastle, by pushing other children off it.

Simon Russell Beale (The Lehman Trilogy, King Lear) plays King Richard II in a visceral new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell).

Wednesday 20, March

Saturday 23, March

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Royal Opera Ballet: Don Quixote

Royal Opera Ballet: Don Quixote

Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa’s much-loved 19th-century classics – its story is drawn from Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel and set to Ludwig Minkus’s score. The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, beautiful and technically demanding ‘vision scene’ and the famously bravura and breath-taking Act III pas de deux.

Wednesday 13, March

Saturday 16, March

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Royal Opera Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Royal Opera Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev’s iconic score provides the basis for the ballet’s romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes, while 16th-century Verona is created by Nicholas Georgiadis’s magnificent designs.

Wednesday 3, July

Saturday 6, July

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Royal Opera Ballet: Triple Bill: WITHIN THE GOLDEN

Royal Opera Ballet: Triple Bill: WITHIN THE GOLDEN

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki’s familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work created on The Royal Ballet by the acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

Wednesday 19, June

Saturday 22, June

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Royal Opera House' Faust

Royal Opera House' Faust

Gounod’s Faust (1859) was one of the world’s most popular operas from the 1860s to World War II, and remains a core repertory work. The story, adapted by Gounod’s librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré’s play Faust et Marguerite, is based on Part I of Goethe’s epic poem Faust, which was a major inspiration for many composers during the 19th century and beyond. Gounod added a ballet to Act V when Faust received its first Paris Opéra staging in 1869.

Wednesday 22, May

Saturday 25, May

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Royal Opera House: Queen Of Spades

Royal Opera House: Queen Of Spades

The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling and marry Liza.

Tchaikovsky began work on The Queen of Spades in 1889. He based it on a short story by Alexander Pushkin, one of his favourite writers. He and his brother Modest (his co-librettist) dramatically altered Pushkin's plot, turning Gherman from a cynical opportunist into an ardent lover and Liza into a tragic figure. Tchaikovsky put a great deal of work into the opera's premiere at St Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre in 1890, and was thrilled by its success.

Wednesday 20, February

Saturday 23, February

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Royal Opera House:La Forza Del Destino

Royal Opera House:La Forza Del Destino

La forza del destino is one of Verdi’s most ambitious scores. Its overture – which introduces us to the sinister motif signifying Fate – is one of his most memorable. The opera also contains some of Verdi’s most brilliant choral writing, including Act III’s stirring ‘Rataplan’ chorus, and several beautiful and intimate arias such as Leonora’s ardent Act IV ‘Pace, pace mio Dio!’. There’s comedy too with the scenes for the greedy monk Fra Melitone. Christof Loy’s colourful and spectacular production reflects the kaleidoscopic nature of Verdi’s opera, where intense personal dramas play out against a background of war, and in which religion plays an ambiguous role.

Wednesday 1, May

Saturday 4, May

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Stratford: Coriolanus

Stratford: Coriolanus

NR

Staged at the Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics “best of” lists, the Stratford Festival’s “riveting” and “exhilarating” (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, has been called “the show of the decade… a landmark production for the Stratford Festival. Maybe for William Shakespeare, too” (The Globe and Mail), and “the greatest contemporary staging of this play that I have ever seen” (Chicago Tribune).

The production is directed by genre-defying theatre artist Robert Lepage and stars André Sills, “a magnetic and imposing actor” (The New York Times), with a stellar cast delivering “performances that send shivers down the spine” (The Globe and Mail). Lepage takes the story of the rise and fall of a legendary general who must face off against the angry Roman mob and infuses it with the energy of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring.

“By resetting dialogue-heavy scenes as talk radio gabfests, and representing the uninformed mob as anonymous voices on social media, Robert Lepage helps clarify Shakespeare’s portrait of a world, like ours, overwhelmed with insincerity” (The New York Times). He “wrangles a difficult play into a heart-stopping narrative” (Chicago Tribune), “rendering a clear and cinematic version that’s riveting, invigorating and smart” (The Globe and Mail). “Rarely has Lepage’s reputation as a cinematic theatremaker been more earned” (Toronto Star).

Wednesday 17, April

Saturday 20, April

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Stratford: The Tempest

Stratford: The Tempest

NR

“Magic is in the air” (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival’s latest production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (The New York Times). “The real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry as Prospero” (The New York Times). She is “one of the true greats” (Chicago Tribune), giving a performance full of “passion and power” (The Globe and Mail). “She’s riveting from her first moments on stage” (Postmedia). “The poetry emerging from her lips is something to behold” (Now Magazine).

This “elegant production” (amNewYork) is “embarrassed with fine performances” (Toronto Star). Befitting the play’s origins as the original sci-fi story, the production features “spectacular stagecraft” (Postmedia) and is filled with “giant monsters and sparkling special effects” (The Globe and Mail). “Seeing it is a joy” (Toronto Star).

Wednesday 15, May

Saturday 18, May

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

PGfor some rude humor.

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Wednesday 20, February

Thursday 21, February

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They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it. This unique film brings into high definition the human face of the First World War as part of a special London Film Festival presentation alongside a live Q&A with director Peter Jackson hosted by Mark Kermode. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

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Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

A new in-depth look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of his largest private collector, Helene Kroller- Muller (1869–1939), who bought nearly 300 of his works in the early 20th century. Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies, at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, now home to Helene Kroller-Muller’s heritage. Through quotations from his brother Theo’s letters comes the tormented, existential parable of Van Gogh’s art and genius, coupled with images of the places where he lived and stayed, from Paris to Provence.

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Water Lilies Of Monet

Water Lilies Of Monet

Water Lilies by Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting. His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.

In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever. As the end of the First World War drew near it became clear to Monet that his work of art could not but be his final legacyto France: a symbol of peace, hope, and resistance, in a battered and bloody world.

This is the tale of an obsession with light and water the painter could not escape from and how he transformed it into a kind of magic. A tale of the radical elements that revolutionized Modern Art: Monet’s clear intentwas to transfer onto canvas the “first, pure impression” of forms and objects as they appear to the eye that has never seen them before.

And this documentary will show the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, as they have never been seen before. A unique, exclusive look at the masterpieces housed at the Orangerie Museum, the Marmottan Museum, the Orsay Museum and Giverny, forthe firsttime ever on the big screen for an unrepeatable experience.

Inspired by the international bestseller Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (2016) written byRoss King, also featured in the film.

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