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Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1NE

Behind the Scenes With David Hockney: The Illusion of Depth

  • 30 min

David Hockney explores the notion of depth in art, as he draws a chair from multiple perspectives.

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Tue 25 Nov
  • 19:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Bayadère

Bolshoi
  • 2013
  • Directed by: Pavel Sorokin
  • Cast: Maria Alexandrova, Maria Allash, Anna Antonicheva

Ballet performance of Marius Petipa's seminal work recounting the impossible love between a dancer and a warrior.

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Sun 7 Dec
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake Live
  • 160 min
  • 12A

A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet.

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Sun 25 Jan
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love
  • 2014

Live screening of one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works. Queen Mekhmene Banu's younger sister, Princess Shireen, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shireen falls in love with her lover, the painter Ferkhad.

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Sun 26 Oct

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet
  • 2014

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

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Sun 21 Dec
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Bolshoi
  • 2008
  • Russia
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Cast: Svetlana Zakharova, Sergey Filin, Gennady Yanin

The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet presents 'The Pharaoh's Daughter', Marius Petipa's ballet about Englishman Lord Wilson who dreams of ancient Egypt.

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Sun 23 Nov
  • 15:00

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 95 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jorge R Gutierrez
  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman

Manolo (Luna) and best friend Joaquin (Tatum) are both in love with feisty Maria (Saldana), but it all goes El Sur when squabbling gods La Muerte (del Castillo) and Xibalba (Perlman) make a wager over who'll win her. Lively, colourful animation exploring dark themes, with great gags, superb voice work, and a delightful soundtrack.

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Sat 25 Oct
Sun 26 Oct
Mon 27 Oct
Tue 28 Oct
Wed 29 Oct
Thu 30 Oct

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
  • 1920
  • Germany
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Wiene
  • Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover.

A landmark of expressionist cinema, feasting the eyes with bizarre, angular visuals despite its technical crudity. The acting and directing are superb, and the story of a fairground hypnotist who uses a sleepwalker to carry out murders still retains a unique sense of horror.

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Sun 26 Oct
Wed 29 Oct

The Judge

The Judge
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 142 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Dobkin
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga

When hotshot defence lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey Jr) goes home to small-town Indiana for his mother's funeral, he finds himself defending his crotchety dad (Duvall), the town judge, on a murder charge. A corny, shamelessly manipulative and overlong blend of Grisham-style thriller and old-fashioned tale of family reconciliation, it's still able mainstream entertainment.

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Sat 25 Oct
Sun 26 Oct
Mon 27 Oct
Tue 28 Oct
Wed 29 Oct
Thu 30 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
  • 2014
  • US

A live performance of Bizet's bodice-ripping melodrama.

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Sat 1 Nov
Wed 5 Nov
  • 13:30

The Metropolitan Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

The Metropolitan Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
  • 2014
  • US

Richard Wagner's lengthy three-act opera about the 16th century guild of Master Singers, performed live in New York City.

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Sat 13 Dec
  • 17:00
Wed 17 Dec
  • 13:30

Metropolitan Opera: Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Mariusz Trelinski

Lauded soprano Anna Netrebko stars as the titular character of Iolanta, about a blind girl who falls in love, followed by Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard. Performed live at the Met in New York.

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Sat 14 Feb
  • 17:30
Wed 18 Feb
  • 13:30

Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • US
  • E

Offenbach's fantastical final opera, based on three tales by German Romantic novelist ETA Hoffmann.

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Sat 31 Jan
  • 17:55
Wed 4 Feb
  • 13:30

The Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

Live from the Met

A onstage performance of Rossini's classic comedy, with Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Christopher Maltman.

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Sat 22 Nov
  • 17:55
Wed 26 Nov
  • 13:30

Metropolitan Opera: The Death of Klinghoffer

Live from the Met
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Tom Morris

Director Tom Morris (War Horse) stages John Adams' modern opera.

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Sat 15 Nov
  • 17:55
Wed 19 Nov
  • 13:30

Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow

Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Susan Stroman

Renée Fleming stars as Lehár’s femme fatale in this live production from the Met in NYC.

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Sat 17 Jan
  • 17:55
Wed 21 Jan
  • 13:30

Mystery Road

Mystery Road
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Ivan Sen
  • Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson

When Jay Swan (Pedersen), an Indigenous Australian detective, returns to his native town of Winton from the big city, he finds himself an outsider; then his first case involves the murder of an Indigenous Australian girl. Expertly controlled and strikingly atmospheric murder mystery disguised as a modern western.

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Tue 28 Oct

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Mary Shelley's classic gothic tale realised by Danny Boyle in his return to theatre. The roles of Dr Frankenstein and the Creature are alternated between Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller.

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Thu 30 Oct

National Theatre Live: JOHN

National Theatre Live: JOHN
  • 2014
  • UK

DV8 Physical Theatre perform their new production, conceived and written by Lloyd Newson, based on stories of love and sex told by a real-life man named John.

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Tue 9 Dec
  • 20:00

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island
  • 2014
  • UK

The National Theatre present their adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of murder, money and mutiny.

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Thu 22 Jan
  • 19:00

ParaNorman

ParaNorman
  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Butler/Sam Fell
  • Written by: Chris Butler
  • Cast: Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Norman (Smit-McPhee) can communicate with the dead, which complicates his life when he's tasked with protecting his town from a centuries-old curse. A funny and stylish kids' film, but given the reanimated corpses and terrifying witch, it's worth making sure your little 'un is prepared for terror as well as laughs.

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Sat 25 Oct

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's entrancing ballet. All all the zany characters are there, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the questionably affected Alice herself.

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Tue 16 Dec
  • 19:15

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Albery

Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.

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Tue 24 Feb
  • 19:15

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Thaddeus Strassberger

Live screening of Verdi's tragedy, starring Plácido Domingo.

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Mon 27 Oct

Royal Opera House: L'elisir d'amore

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly directs Gaetano Donizetti's opera in which a 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.

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Wed 26 Nov
  • 19:15

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 133 min
  • E
  • Directed by: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo

Verdi's great tragic opera, in which a court jester seeks bloody revenge on his dissolute master, the Duke of Mantua, for the abduction of his daughter.

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Thu 29 Jan
  • 19:15

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II
  • 2013

Screening of the play, starring David Tennant as Richard II.

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Wed 18 Feb
  • 19:00
Wed 4 Mar
  • 19:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love Labours Lost

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love Labours Lost
  • 2014
  • UK

Shakespeare's comedy about a king trying to avoid womanly wiles, transposed to 1914.

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Wed 11 Feb
  • 19:00

Venus and Serena

Venus and Serena
  • 2012
  • US
  • 99 min
  • Directed by: Maiken Baird/Michelle Major

Documentary on the formidable Williams sisters and their continued dominance of tennis.

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Sat 25 Oct
Sun 26 Oct
Mon 27 Oct
Tue 28 Oct
Wed 29 Oct
Thu 30 Oct

A modernised 1920s cinema with all the usual Picturehouse membership offers, and a range of classic films and new releases.

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