MViolence,offensive language and sex scenes
The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.
One show only – Friday 28 October 2016 7.00pm
Auditorium – Rangiora Town Hall
Featuring Youth Acts aged 12-24yrs, this two hour production will showcase our young Entertainers and their extraordinary talent’s.
Be captivated by lights, energy and action as our young people take Centre Stage.
Tickets $7.00 including booking, available at Town Hall Cinemas.
A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
FIFTY – THE MOVIE follows Mal Law’s bold attempt to run 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks in just 50 days, all around New Zealand, in order to raise an enormous amount of money for the Mental Health Foundation.
The film is every bit as unique and epic as the adventure it traces, but it’s also about so much more than just stunning mountain scenery and awesome trail running. It’s about the “power of purpose” and what is possible when thousands of people get together behind one man to help achieve something truly and utterly remarkable.
MViolence and offensive language.
Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.
A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore, and Rolando Villazón in his Live in HD debut as Don Ottavio.
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.
One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L’Opéra de Québec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.
The 2016-17 season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal (both in Met role debuts), with René Pape reprising King Marke, a role he has sung to acclaim in three previous Met seasons. The staging, by Mariusz Treliński (who directed the 2015 Met double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle) is a co-production with the Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing.
Mack the Knife is back in town.
A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.
London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…
With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.
This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).
Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
The Christchurch Pops Choir Concert 2016
7.30pm, Saturday 19 November, Rangiora Town Hall, High St, Rangiora
The Christchurch Pops Choir presents their long awaited annual concert with new songs in a performance sure to please the ear and tug at the heartstrings.This new production tells the enduring story of love and heartbreak as told through the music of great current artists such as Bruno Mars,
Walk the Moon and Shawn Mendes. Classics by legends Simon and Garfunkel and musical theatre geniuses Stephen Schwartz and Stephen Sondheim also contribute tell the story of the power of love which will resonate with everyone who lives and loves and sings (although singing is optional)!
Under the leadership of new Artistic Director Ravil Atlas, the show promises an emotional journey through the trials and tribulations of love in many guises. Tickets are available through Rangiora Town Hall. So get in early and secure your seats for the ‘feel good’ event of 2016. The Christchurch Pops Choir LIVEs and LOVEs to SING for you.
Each year, on the first Monday in May, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opens its doors to host the biggest event on the fashion calendar, The Met Gala, the opening night party to the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition.
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, as they orchestrate the year’s most lavish party and The Met’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi offers an exclusive all-access pass to the creation of the exhibition that explores China’s substantial influence on Western fashion.
Featuring legendary film and fashion creatives including Wong Kar Wai, Baz Luhrmann, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and André Leon Talley, and intimate access to contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY explores whether fashion should be viewed as art and captures the creativity, passion, and inspiration behind the exhibition and gala.
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Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, Rear Window meets Gone Girl in The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and starring Emily Blunt. Devastated by her recent divorce, Rachel (Blunt) spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Arthur (69) isn’t your run-of-the-mill bank-robber. Not unless you were picturing a sexagenarian pensioner with dodgy knees. But when the world pushes him too far, Arthur has no other option than to fight back.
It all starts when he sees his friend Charlie (92), a frail WW2 veteran, suffering at the hands of lazy care-home staff, and escalates when he discovers that his pension fund has collapsed in the wake of the Financial Crisis and that many of his friends have suffered the same fate.
Facing poverty after five decades of law-abiding, tax-paying citizenship awakens something in Arthur and he makes a bold decision: the financial industry has stolen the hard-earned pensions of him and his friends... so he’s going to steal the money back.
Knowing that he’s absolutely the last person either the banks or the police would ever suspect of staging a heist, Arthur now begins a series of robberies, making a success of things as much by luck and raw bravado as by design. And it’s not long before his dutiful wife Martha (69) is in on the act, as much inspired by the thought of “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor” as by the fact that such acts of derring-do have re-ignited her and Arthur’s love life.
As Arthur and Martha navigate the splendour of the Cotswolds and beyond in their caravan, robbing banks and building societies as they go and redistributing the proceeds to worthy older folk, the cops come after them. There’s hard-nosed, ambitious detective Keith Stringer (40s) and his sycophantic side-kick Cully. And there’s weary Sid Crump (50s), worn out by life after twenty-five years on the force, and hapless newbie Dave Pierce (20s), men as much in need of inspiration and redemption as Arthur and his crew.
In the meantime, Arthur and Martha find out that their local bowls club, the only social hub for hundreds of senior citizens in the area, is up for sale and they resolve to save it. To do so, they have to rob the largest bank so far and recruit Royston, Shirley and Brian, their best friends of many decades, to help them. Royston, Brian and Shirley, although shocked at first that Arthur and Martha are behind all the robberies, are only too happy to help, and now the five OAPs plan the most audacious heists yet.
In the final climax, we see life throw everything it’s got at Arthur and his unlikely band of heroes and heroines. As Sid, Dave and the rest of the police close in ever more tightly and our grey-haired gang commit to their final, seemingly impossible robberies, we discover once and for all whether they’ll be successful in rescuing the hopes of their community and their faith in themselves.
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.