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New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BQ

Antony & Cleopatra (Live) Royal Shakespeare Company

THE PLOT

Antony and Cleopatra written around 1606 is one of Shakespeare’s great historical love stories. Antony is captivated by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Gossip and scandal leads to plots of murder and battles.

Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, having defeated Julius Caesar's assassins at Philippi, now rule the Roman Empire as a triumvirate.

While in Alexandria however, the ageing Antony has become captivated by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt (and mother to Julius Caesar's illegitimate son, Caesarion). The gossip and scandal this is creating both amongst Romans in Alexandria and at home in Rome gives rise to dissention between Octavius and Antony, whose behaviour is felt to be debauched and 'un-Roman'.

At the same time as the power of the triumvirate is being challenged by a dissatisfied senator, Pompey, Antony hears news from Rome that his wife, Fulvia, is dead. These two issues together force Antony to return to Rome and take up his responsibilities as a triumvir again.

Once back in Rome, Antony seems less controlled by his fascination for Cleopatra and, in an attempt to strengthen the triumvirate and cement his political alliance with Octavius following a quarrel, he agrees to marry Octavius's sister, Octavia. This news drives Cleopatra into a jealous rage.

Wed 24 May

£15–£16

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – the Touring Years
  • 2016
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

Engrossing and expertly constructed documentary about the Fab Four's rise to global fame, weaving concert, interview and home movie footage to show the band's journey from the Cavern Club to their final proper concert in San Francisco's Candlestick Park. There's nothing new or revelatory, but it's an undeniably glorious watch.

Fri 27 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Sat 28 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Wed 1 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

The Dream/symphonic Variations/marguerite And Armand Live Ballet

Frederick Ashton was Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. His works define the English style of ballet – characterized most notably by precise, fleet footwork, sensuous épaulement (the way the shoulders are held) and gorgeous line of delicate simplicity. His many works for the Company are arguably its greatest legacy.

Wed 7 Jun

£15–£16

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Tue 17 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Wed 18 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Il Trovatore Live Opera

The Count di Luna loves Leonora, but she loves Manrico, the Count’s military enemy. Manrico’s mother Azucena tells him how her mother was burnt to death for supposed witchcraft against the Count’s baby brother. Azucena intended to throw the baby onto the fire – but blinded by revenge she lost her own child to the flames.

Tue 31 Jan

£15–£16

Jewels Live Ballet

Jewels uses three gem stones as starting points to explore an array of musical and dance styles, each intimately connected to Balanchine’s own life and career.

Tue 11 Apr

£15–£16

Julius Ceasar (Encore) Royal Shakespeare Company

THE PLOT

Shakespeare's political thriller tells the story of the conspiracy against Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of his conspirators.

THE RETURN

Julius Caesar has returned to Rome triumphant from the war against Pompey. The Roman republic is prepared to heap him with new honours, causing concern and dismay among some senators who fear that too much power is held by one man.

THE PLOT

Caius Cassius plots a conspiracy to murder Caesar, enlisting the support of the well-respected Marcus Brutus.

Brutus has misgivings but is persuaded that Caesar's death is necessary for the good of the republic.

ASSASSINATION

However, he rejects Cassius' proposal that Mark Antony, close friend of Caesar, should also be killed. Brutus, Cassius and their co-conspirators stab Caesar to death at the senate house on the Ides of March.

At Caesar's funeral Brutus addresses the people and successfully explains the conspirators' motives. However, Mark Antony speaks next and turns the mob against the conspirators, who are forced to flee from Rome.

A NEW ROME

Mark Antony and Caesar's nephew, Octavius, take command of Rome and lead an army against the conspirators. Brutus and Cassius are defeated at Philippi where they kill themselves rather than be captured.

Wed 3 May

£15–£16

The Light Between Oceans

  • 12A

The Light Between Oceans is a drama about a couple who, unable to have their own children, take a baby as their own when she washes up on the shore at their remote lighthouse home.

Fri 3 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Sat 4 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Wed 15 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Thu 16 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

The Lymington Players: "the Thwarting Of Baron Bolligrew"

  • *This play, half fairy tale and half satire demonstrates the diversity of Robert Bolt’s imagination and dramatic ingenuity. He is more famous for the play/film *A Man for All Seasons, *as well as other plays. This is a great children’s story, but it seems to be that adults are no less enthusiastic in their addiction to knights and dragons as are children.

Sir Oblong Fitz Oblong, a highly unlikely knight errant, is sent by his duke to fight the black dragon with red eyes which inhabits Bolligrew Island. The island is ruled by the bold, bad, Baron Bolligrew and his henchman Squire Blackheart. After making friends with Magpie and Badger, and defying the magician Moloch in a display of magic, he has an exciting confrontation with the dragon. What next? Does he kill the dragon? Does he succeed in converting Baron Bolligrew to a good as gold baron? Watch this space.

Tue 7 Feb

£9

Wed 8 Feb

£10

Thu 9 Feb

£10

Fri 10 Feb

£10

Sat 11 Feb

£10

Madama Butterfly Live Opera

Cio-Cio-San, the young Japanese bride of dashing American officer Lieutenant Pinkerton, finds her romantic idyll shattered when he deserts her shortly after their marriage. She lives in hope that one day he will return.

Thu 30 Mar

£15–£16

Moana (2016)

  • PG

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fisherman can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific

Mon 20 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Tue 21 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Wed 22 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Thu 23 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Fri 24 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
  • 2016
  • Spain/UK/US
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson

Twelve-year-old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.

Fri 24 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Sat 25 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Wed 1 Mar

£5.50–£6.50

Thu 2 Mar

£5.50–£6.50

Otello Live Opera

Iago sows the seeds of jealousy in Otello’s mind, fabricating a story of an affair between Iago’s rival Cassio and Otello’s young wife Desdemona. Iago’s trickery cements Otello’s suspicion into mistaken certainty.

Wed 28 Jun

£15–£16

The Sleeping Beauty Encore Ballet (New Forest Dance Academy Only Until 20th February)

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

Sun 5 Mar

£8–£16

The Sleeping Beauty Encore Ballet (New Forest Dance Academy Only Until 27 February)

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

Sat 4 Mar

£8–£16

The Sleeping Beauty Live Ballet

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

Tue 28 Feb

£15–£16

A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
  • Cast: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head

James (Treadaway) is a homeless heroin addict who gets onto a support programme, which offers him a flat on condition he stick to the rules. Enter the titular cat, which forces James to care for something else. Based on a true story; Treadaway is very watchable, and Bob the cat is (largely) played by himself. Gritty and heartwarming.

Fri 20 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Sat 21 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Tue 24 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Wed 25 Jan

£5.50–£6.50

Sully (2016)

  • 12A

Sully is a US biographical drama based on the true story of Captain Chesley “Sully" Sullenberger, who safely crash-landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009.

Fri 17 Feb

£5.50–£15

Sat 18 Feb

£5.50–£15

Tue 21 Feb

£5.50–£15

Wed 22 Feb

£5.50–£15

Titus Andronicus (Live) Royal Shakespeare Company

THE PLOT

Titus Andronicus is believed to be written between 1588 and 1593. Shakespeare’s bloodiest play is the story of a Roman general’s violent vicious circle of revenge and counter-revenge.

The brothers Saturninus and Bassianus are in contention for the Roman emperorship.

Titus Andronicus, Rome's most honoured general, returns from wars against the Goths with their queen, Tamora, her sons and her lover, Aaron the Moor, as captives. Her eldest son is sacrificed by Titus; she vows revenge.

A NEW EMPEROR

Titus is nominated emperor by his brother Marcus, one of Rome's tribunes. This Titus declines, instead nominating Saturninus.

To seal the bond of friendship, the new emperor, Saturnius, offers to marry Titus's daughter Lavinia. She, however, is already pledged to Bassianus.

Saturninus, by now infatuated with Tamora, makes her empress instead.

Tue 8 Aug

William Shakespeare’S Romeo + Juliet (1996)

  • 12A

The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers".

Tue 14 Feb

£5.50–£6.50

Woolf Works Ballet [Encore]

Three movements are each inspired by one of Woolf’s novels – ‘I now, I then’ from Mrs Dalloway, ‘Becomings’ from Orlando and ‘Tuesday’ from The Waves – mingled with influences from her life and work.

Sun 12 Feb

£15–£16

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