- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Emile Ardolino
- Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
- Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes
The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of women all gooey.
Sat 17 Feb
- 2h 45min
A live performance of Bizet's classic love story about Don Jose and his all-consuming passion for Carmen.
Tue 6 Mar
- Written by: E.L James
- Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
The third and final installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy (phew, there aren't actually 50).
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Thu 15 Feb
A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
Thu 22 Feb
- 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
- 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
Tue 27 Mar
Jakub Hrusa and Christopher Willis conduct two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaelle Arquez in the title role of Bizet's passionate opera.
Tue 6 Mar
- 3h 20min
- Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
- Cast: Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Wed 4 Apr
- 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
- Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.
Wed 28 Feb
- Directed by: Jonathan Kent
A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.
Wed 7 Feb
Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.
Wed 18 Jul
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.
Wed 12 Sep
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