- Cast: Billy Connolly
Iconic comedian Billy Connolly's last stand-up tour comes to the big screen.
Thu 10 Oct
Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme. Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Tue 25 Feb
- 1h 28min
- Directed by: Louie Psihoyos
The truth about protein is uncovered by elite athletes, scientists and soldiers.
Mon 16 Sep
Documentary on the life and work of Paul Gauguin.
Tue 15 Oct
Interview with the Handmaid's Tale author, Margaret Atwood, screened live from London.
Tue 10 Sep
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of *A Midsummer Night’s Dream *will build on the success of his immersive staging of *Julius Caesar *(NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.
Thu 17 Oct
See Pheobe Waller-Bridge's generation-defining one-woman show, which spawned the hit TV show, in its last ever theatrical run, broadcast live from London's Wyndham Theatre.
Thu 12 Sep
Sun 29 Sep
Mon 7 Oct
- UK / USA
- 2h 20min
- Directed by: Ron Howard
A celebration of the life and times of the beloved opera singer who sold over 100 million records.
Tue 27 Aug
Thu 5 Sep
A live recording of the night that Placido Domingo returns to the Arena Di Verona amphitheatre, 50 years after his debut, to revisit three of his greatest ever roles: Nabucco, I due Foscari and Macbeth.
Tue 1 Oct
Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece screened from a unique, Bregenz lake stage.
Tue 17 Sep
- UK / US
- 2h 1min
- Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
- Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
This Elton John biopic, exec-produced by its subject, could have been a vanity project, but it’s a fun and cute fantasy musical; Egerton as John as exuberant and sympathetic, and the framing device is sensible. Hardly revelatory, but Fletcher does a good job and sprinkles some inventiveness. Classic songbook helps.
Tue 10 Sep
Thu 12 Sep
Live broadcast of the Royal Ballet's performance of Coppélia.
Tue 10 Dec
The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Cast & Creatives
Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton
Production:- Liam Scarlett
Designer:- John Macfarlane
Conductor:- Koen Kessels
Approximate running time is about 3 hours
Wed 1 Apr
Live broadcast of the Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Tue 17 Dec
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Thu 16 Jan
- 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.
Tue 21 Apr
From The Royal Ballets classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipas Raymonda Act IIIis Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashtons Enigma Variationsis quintessentially British in every way - from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashtons signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillans fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballets heritage.This is a recording of the live broadcast on 5th November.CONCERTOChoreography: Kenneth MacMillanMusic: Dmitry ShostakovichDesigner: Jrgen RoseLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinENIGMA VARIATIONSChoreography: Frederick AshtonMusic: Edward ElgarDesigner: Julia Trevelyan OmanLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinRAYMONDA ACT IIIChoreography: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius PetipaProduction: Rudolf NureyevMusic: Alexander GlazunovDesigner: Barry KayLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinOrchestra of the Royal Opera HouseRun time: 3 hours (tbc)
Tue 5 Nov
- 3h 25min
- Directed by: Kasper Holten
Join the Royal Opera House for Mozart's Don Giovanni screened live and in high definition, directed by Kasper Holten.
Tue 8 Oct
New production of Donizetti's domestic comedy drama with Bryn Terfel.
Thu 24 Oct
- Directed by: Richard Jones
- Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień
The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London in a new production by acclaimed director Richard Jones.
Wed 29 Jan
Beethoven's only opera gets a makeover with Antonio Pappano conducting and starring Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann.
Tue 17 Mar
Wayne McGregor, contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed collaborate to create this version of Dante's work.
Thu 28 May
Two part performance with Cathy Marston's piece about cellist Jacqueline du Pre and a new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet's Artist in Residence.
Tue 25 Feb
Operatic adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Christof Loy.
Thu 18 Jun
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Dome Karukoski
- Cast: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Genevieve O'Reilly
Young J.R.R. Tolkien (Gilby, then Hoult) romances Edith Bratt (Keene, then Collins), forms friendships and then fights in the trenches of WWI. Hoult is charismatic as the lead and Collins is charming as Edith, and it’s a convincing enough portrait, but it’s a bit too cosy and traditional, especially the family-friendly combat sequences.
Tue 3 Sep
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Thu 12 Sep
The Odeon Kingston is housed in the Rotunda on Clarence Street and has 14 screens including an IMAX, all with wheelchair access. Hearing loops are available and the cinema has full disabled access, with disabled toilets on all levels and disabled parking located at the rear. Audio description is also available for selected films.
The Rotunda is also home to a Pizza Express as well as other high street chain restaurants, and features a bowling alley. It can validate parking tickets from NCP Kingston Fairfields Car Park. Public transport access is excellent, with Kingston railway station opposite the entrance and Fairfield bus station around the corner on Fairfield North.
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