- 2h 5min
The King of Waltz's New Year's concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia to see in 2019.
Sat 5 Jan
Based on Dickens’ own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see for 8-88 year olds!
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most beloved books in the English language. It has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike.
As the ghosts spirit Scrooge from the present to his past and future, Dickens takes us on a magical journey from the miser’s dank and creaking house to cosy hearths, and from snowy graveyards to joyful festivities. This treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.
Simon Callow, one of the nation’s best loved actors, returns to Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL after huge international success with The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End and Broadway), national acclaim for Dr Marigold as Pozzo in Beckett's Waiting for Godot opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ronald Pickup; and as the psychiatrist in Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus.
Simon published his own biography of Dickens in early 2012. On screen, Simon is best known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus.
Presented by Assembly & Riverside Studios
‘Makes one bounce out of the theatre with heart aglow and eyes misted with tears.’
‘A spellbinding piece of theatre’
‘A Dickens tour de force’
‘Warm-hearted. Enthralling. Reminds us what a true Christmas might be’
‘Beautiful and Magical’
‘An absolute master… A man utterly in command of his art’
Evening Previews - 8th December - 11th December 7.45pm (no show on Mon 12th)
Matinee Previews - 10th December - 11th December 3.30pm
Evening Shows - 13th December - 7th Jan 7.45pm
No Evening shows on Mon 19th, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Sat 31st Dec, Sun 1st Jan
Matinee Shows - 14th December - 31st December
No shows on 25th December or 1st January
Additional Matinee shows on Wed 4th and Sat 7th Jan
Duration: 1 hour 20 mins, no interval
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Age Recommendation: Suitable for ages 8-88
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Tue 11 Dec
Live broadcast of Cliff Richard's 60th anniversary tour featuring all his greatest hits.
Fri 12 Oct
- Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe
Production of classic musical King and I screened live to cinemas.
Thu 29 Nov
Running Time: 170 mins, including intervalBBFC Certificate: 12AAllelujah!by Alan BennettLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennetts sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run, dont miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS (Observer) in your local cinema.The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old peoples choir.Alan Bennetts celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Vanand The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
Thu 1 Nov
Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Thu 6 Dec
Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.
Tue 20 Nov
A new production of Oscar Wilde's popular comedy of manners.
Tue 9 Oct
Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.
Tue 11 Jun
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Mon 3 Dec
Screening of contemporary work from The Royal Ballet including Christopher Wheeldon's' Within the Golden Hour, Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern and new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Thu 16 May
Antonio Pappano conducts a cast including Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, John Lundgren and Nina Stemme in the second opera in Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Sun 28 Oct
Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.
Tue 19 Feb
Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Tue 30 Apr
Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.
Tue 13 Nov
Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Tue 2 Apr
- Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
- Written by: Verdi
Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.
Wed 30 Jan
- Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.
Mon 15 Oct
Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.
Tue 22 Jan
- Directed by: Gregory Doran
Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.
Wed 14 Nov
A 2 screen Odeon in Magdalen St, both auditoriums offering RealD 3D. Another Odeon, with 6 screens is just 2 minutes away in George St.
The nearest parking (over £5 for 2 hours) is Gloucester Green or Worcester Place. Oxford railway station is an easy walk.
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