These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and hed never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away.they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.He charms the pants off the crowd…Sunday TimesComedic tour-de-force.brought a tear to a critical glass eye…The HeraldSimultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world…The ListThe amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration…GuardianAge guidance: 14+
Fri 3 May
Interview with the Handmaid's Tale author, Margaret Atwood, screened live from London.
Tue 10 Sep
The National Theatre production of Arthur Miller's great play, starring Sally Field, Bill Pullman and Jenna Coleman.
Tue 14 May
Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Ivo den Hove's stage version of the classic movie by Joseph Mankiewicz.
Thu 11 Apr
Live screening of the National Theatre's adaption of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.
Thu 27 Jun
Live screening of Northern Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada's dance interpretation of Queen Victoria's diaries.
Tue 25 Jun
A new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial trickery.
Wed 27 Mar
Wed 1 May
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Marc Turtletaub
- Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman, Bubba Weiler, Austin Abrams, Liv Hewson
Agnes (Macdonald) is a housewife whose life revolves around routine, until she discovers a flair for solving jigsaw puzzles. Macdonald is divine as ever, but the film rarely digs deep into how such a modest pursuit can bring someone back to live. Charming but slight.
Mon 1 Apr
Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.
Tue 11 Jun
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
Broadcast of Gounod's most popular opera in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 5 Jun
Live screening of the famous pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Kimberley Sykes.
Wed 17 Apr
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, observational comic and self-dubbed 'Lie-In King' tours the UK.
Sun 12 May
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