The double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated stand-up and subject of 2016 Sky Arts documentary The Outcast Comic, pokes fun at liberal pretensions and the horrors of parenthood.
Fri 20 Apr
The winner of the highly coveted Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year dips his toes into the murky world of online dating and shares his confusion about finding love on social media.
Fri 11 May
- 1h 57min
- Directed by: Andy Serkis
- Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg
Dashing young Robin (Garfield) marries lovely young Diana (Foy) and they set off for Nairobi, where Robin rather inconveniently contracts polio which paralyses him from the neck down and forces him to rely on a respirator. Serkis’s directorial debut is an unashamed tearjerker, undoubtedly heavy-handed but redeemed by Foy’s sensible presence and Garfield’s decency.
Wed 14 Mar
Musical family show from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb.
Sat 14 Apr
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Armando Iannucci
- Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend
When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.
Sat 31 Mar
The internationally renown blues-roots musician from Melbourne Australia fronts his band featuring Roger McLachlan, Gerry Pantazis and Richard Tankard.
Sat 24 Mar
A mix of award-winning stand-up comedy, innovation and multitasking as Egg demonstrates more live cooking.
Thu 15 Mar
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Simon Curtis
- Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
- Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald
The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of animation.
Sat 3 Mar
After 50 years of expert commentary on international cricket, Henry Blofeld has hung up his microphone for good. In this farewell show, he shares previous unheard anecdotes plus secrets about the Test Match Special team, which would not be allowed on the radio.
Thu 29 Mar
- Israel / France
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Maysaloun Hamoud
- Cast: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura
Hamoud's elegant and sensitive story of three Palestinian women who share a flat in Tel Aviv.
Thu 8 Mar
A selfish man is forced to reassess his entire life when his best friend needs a kidney in Regan's latest stand-up comedy show.
Sat 7 Apr
- UK / Poland
- 1h 35min
- Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
- Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk
Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.
Thu 5 Apr
- 1h 54min
- Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
- Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley
Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously moustachioed Poirot.
Sat 12 May
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley
Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.
Thu 22 Mar
- Directed by: Rufus Norris
- Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Thu 10 May
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Paul King
- Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton
Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.
Fri 13 Apr
£8.25 (Children £5.50)
- 1h 11min
- Directed by: Sally Potter
- Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones
Janet (Scott Thomas) is throwing a party to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Health Minister, but as friends arrive, secrets emerge and it all starts to unravel. Potter’s most accessible and uproarious film yet runs to a succinct 71 minutes but expertly takes the pulse of the nation.
Fri 23 Mar
Infected with the spirit of Jools Holland, Red Stripe play everything from blues to jump-jive, with a dash of rock and roll for good measure.
Fri 9 Mar
- Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
Tue 6 Mar
- 2h 35min
- Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.
Thu 3 May
- Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Tue 12 Jun
- 2h 9min
- Directed by: Robert Mulligan
- Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton
Sturdy film adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel which won an Oscar for Peck as a liberal lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man accused of rape. The material is delicately handled as Peck attempts to explain the situation to his children, and Duvall makes his screen debut as their friend, a man with learning difficulties.
Tue 27 Feb
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