- 150 min
BBC Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary and Jeremy Vine are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra and musicians from across the armed forces as they share stories from the battle.
Fri 18 Sep
Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. Don Quixote, having read romances about knights and chivalry, sets off on his travels to achieve great feats.
Sun 10 Apr
The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.
Sun 6 Dec
French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy tailored to the Bolshoi dancers and achieves a magnetic breath taking dance. This new production staged exclusively for the Bolshoi cannot be seen anywhere else.
Sun 24 Jan
The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. Filled with fun and farce, this sunny adventure follows the escapades of the barber Figaro as he assists Count Almaviva to prise the beautiful yet feisty Rosina away from her lecherous guardian Dr Bartolo.
Set in an elegant vision of 18th-century Seville, Jonathan Miller’s much-loved production returns to the Coliseum and remains as side-splittingly funny as ever. For this revival, the talented Christopher Allen will conduct Rossini’s sparkling score, packed full of wit and playful tunes.
Sung in English
Mon 19 Oct
Almost 30 years on from its premiere, Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive staging of The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum for what has become for many the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.
Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. The combination of Gilbert’s virtuosic wit, Sullivan’s memorable melodies and Miller’s hilarious antics is irresistible.
Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado for the first time, 46 years after making his ENO debut, while Richard Suart, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner’s pathological ‘little list’, returns as Ko-Ko. ENO Harewood Artists Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory play the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, while ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow Fergus Macleod makes his company debut.
Thu 3 Dec
- Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
- Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Vanessa Kirby, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Clive Standen, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Tom Wright, Michael Kelly, Micah Hauptman
Two climbing expeditions take a turn for the worst as a snow storm hits Mount Everest.
Fri 18 Sep
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Thu 24 Sep
- 150 min
- Directed by: Adrian Noble
- Cast: David Suchet, Philip Cumbus, Michael Benz
Poirot star David Suchet stars as the formidable Lady Bracknell.
Thu 8 Oct
- Directed by: David McVicar
- Cast: Patricia Racette, Sondra Radvanovsky
Set in 15th century Spain, this is a horrifying tale of abduction, murder and torture.
Sat 3 Oct
- 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.
Sun 14 Feb
- Directed by: Paul Curran
Live performance of Rossini's opera based on the poem 'The Lady of the Lake', by Sir Walter Scott, beamed live from the Met in NYC. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star, and Michele Mariotti conducts.
Mon 14 Mar
Offenbach's fantastical final opera, based on three tales by German Romantic novelist ETA Hoffmann.
Sun 31 Jan
Bizet’s opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand in marriage. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien.
Sat 16 Jan
Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Soprano Marlis Petersen takes the title role.
Sat 21 Nov
- 207 min
- Cast: Johan Botha, Renee Fleming, Falk Struckmann
New York's Met Opera reprise Verdi's acclaimed version of Shakespeare's classic drama.
Sat 17 Oct
James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.
Sat 31 Oct
- Directed by: Susan Stroman
Renée Fleming stars as Lehár’s femme fatale in this live production from the Met in NYC.
Sun 17 Jan
Shakespeare’s comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.
Thu 15 Oct
Sun 25 Oct
Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare's infamous Rome-set tragedy of politics and revenge about a war hero, who must face an angry people threatened with famine. Starring Tom Hiddleston in the demanding title role.
Thu 24 Sep
Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel as staged by director Sally Cookson.
Tue 8 Dec
- Directed by: Anna D Shapiro
- Cast: James Franco, Chris O’Dowd
James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in this hit Broadway production of John Steinbeck's tale of friendship, directed by Anna D Shapiro.
Thu 19 Nov
Opera Australia present Verdi's Aida, a piece that looks at love against the grander scheme of the universe.
Tue 15 Sep
- 120 min
- Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
- Cast: Richard O’Brien
Richard O’Brien returns to the cast of the popular rock'n'roll musical after 20 years. Featuring classics including 'Sweet Transvestite', 'Dammit Janet' and of course, 'Time Wrap'.
Thu 17 Sep
- Directed by: Sean Evans, Roger Waters
- Written by: Sean Evans, Roger Waters
- Cast: Roger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Snowy White
Documentary about the artist Roger Waters who originally wrote 'The Wall' for Pink Floyd based on his own experiences growing up in post-war England. The 1979 The Wall album is one of the biggest-selling LPs in chart history. Described by Walters as a 'protest movie' the film includes concert footage from his three year solo tour and his visits to European war sites.
Tue 29 Sep
- 120 min
Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme of Carmen, Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux.
Thu 12 Nov
A performance of the classic tale of pastoral melodrama from the Royal Ballet.
Sun 11 Oct
- 180 min
- Directed by: Frederick Ashton
A Frederick Ashton double bill featuring Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and The Two Pigeons.
Tue 26 Jan
- 132 min
The Royal Ballet performs what has become one of its signature works since its première in 1965, Kenneth MacMillan's staging of the great romantic tragedy.
Tue 22 Sep
Richard Jones directs a new production of Musorgsky’s opera on the perils of power.
Mon 21 Mar
- 180 min
- Directed by: Damiano Michieletto
- Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias
Two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.
Thu 10 Dec
- 180 min
- Directed by: Ivor Bolton (cond)
One of the world's finest opera companies presents Mozart's tale of a valet, the valet's girlfriend and a count with a thing about valet's girlfriends.
Mon 5 Oct
Performance of the festive favourite, filmed live at the Royal Opera House.
Wed 16 Dec
A performance of Shakepaere's historic drama starring Alex Hassell as the King.
Wed 21 Oct
- 121 min
- Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
- Written by: Taylor Sheridan
- Cast: Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin
After expertly handling a tough case, FBI agent Kate Macy (Blunt) is placed with a CIA task force fighting a dirty war against a Mexican drugs cartel. Blunt is superb as the dogged, combative, increasingly troubled Macy; the supporting cast is great, and Villeneuve delivers a tense and stylish action thriller.
Wed 23 Sep
- 99 min
- Directed by: Gary Rydstrom
- Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare, Meredith Anne Bull
When fairy Marianne (Wood) calls off her wedding, her suitor (Palladio) enlists the help of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Chenoweth), who's been captured by the Bog King (Cumming). An indigestible mess: kids' animation meets jukebox musical, with a tendency to define its female characters by their relationships with men.
Sun 6 Sep
This is a 10 screen Cineworld on the outskirts of Huntingdon.
Buses 30 and 35 stop nearby but they dont run late evening services. Huntingdon train station is too far to walk.
There is free parking in the TowerFields Leisure car park.
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