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.
Sun 6 Mar
Thu 10 Mar
On Christmas Eve, Marie receives a nutcracker doll as a gift. In her dreams, the toy turns into a courageous and charming prince, who takes the girl on an unforgettable adventure.
This eternal holiday classic is the Bolshoi’s ode to wonder and imagination. Audiences of all ages will be carried away on an enchanting journey of their dreams with young Marie and her Prince through a whirlwind of snowflakes, an intense battle against a Mouse King, and finally, a kingdom of delights on the Bolshoi’s majestic stage.
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)
Cast: Margarita Shrainer (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de ballet
Sun 19 Dec
- UK / US
- 2h 11min
- Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
- Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance
A prequel to the Kingsman franchise set in the early part of the 20th Century.
Sun 26 Dec
Mon 27 Dec
Tue 28 Dec
Wed 29 Dec
Thu 30 Dec
The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.
Sat 12 Mar
In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
Sat 1 Jan
For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.
Sat 26 Mar
Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
Sat 29 Jan
- Directed by: Rufus Norris
A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.
Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right. Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.
Thu 17 Mar
- Directed by: Patrick Marber
- Written by: Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard's new play is a drama of love, family and endurance in early 20th century Vienna.
Thu 27 Jan
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman's fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman's parallel universe. Broadcast live from London's Bridge Theatre.
Running Time: 180 mins (to be confirmed)
Tickets: Adult £16, Concession (over 60s) £15, Student/child £13
Thu 17 Feb
- Cast: Marcelino Sambé, Anna-Rose O’Sullivan
The Royal Ballet | Special screening (performed 3rd February 2022)
Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. The doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.
Marcelino Sambé (Romeo), Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Juliet)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Music Sergey Prokofiev
Designer Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting designer John B. Read
Running times: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)
Mon 14 Feb
- 2h 30min
- Directed by: Jon Watts
- Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina
A continuation of the story from Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Wed 15 Dec
3D / Subtitled
Thu 16 Dec
Fri 17 Dec
Sat 18 Dec
Sun 19 Dec
3D / Subtitled
Mon 20 Dec
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Thu 23 Dec
3D / Subtitled
Fri 24 Dec
This is a 5 screen Cineworld near Didcot town centre.
There is parking in the nearby Sainsbury's, off the A34. It has automated charging requiring you to enter your registration number as you leave and this action calculates any fee. There is also parking near Wilkinson's.
The cinema is within easy walking distance of the train station.
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