The largest ever production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical theatre spectacular. Filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in Londons West End in 2018. A tap-dancing, show-stopping extravaganza - winner of 4 WhatsOnStage Awards. Starring BONNIE LANGFORD as Dorothy Brock with CLARE HALSE, TOM LISTER and PHILIP BERTIOLI. Featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, Were in the Money, Dames and Lullaby of Broadway.Five star reviews:Achingly beautiful revival of an American classic THE TELEGRAPHGlorious THE EXPRESSUtterly moreish extravaganza of glitz THE TIMES
Sun 10 Nov
New Years Eve Concert with Kirill Petrenko and Diana DamrauBerliner Philharmoniker LIVE:New Years Eve Concert Conducted by Kirill Petrenko with soprano Diana DamrauGeorge Gershwin: An American in ParisLeonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Plus works from Cole Porter, Carl Loewe, and Kurt WeilCelebrate the conclusion to 2019 with the Berliner Philharmonikers glittering New Years Eve Concert. This fantastic event will be conducted by Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko and features a lively American programme including the star soprano Diana Damrau as guest soloist. Broadcast live from Berlin there are sure to be fireworks as the orchestra takes the audience on a journey through George Gershwins An American in Paris and Leonard Bernsteins Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as works from Cole Porter, Carl Loewe, and Kurt Weill.
Tue 31 Dec
Due to phenomenal demand, The Winters Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season.This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…Captured live before a theatre audience, this critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from Londons Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015.
Thu 12 Dec
Hebden Bridge Film Festival and Hebden Bridge Picture House present: Home, An Outward Journey Inward, with Sarah Outen QA session after the screening.Triple F-Rated, Home is directed by filmmaker Jen Randall (Psycho Vertical) using footage filmed by Sarah as she completed her London2London: Via The World expedition.The film tells not only the story of Sarah's incredible physical journey, but is also a painfully honest and intimate document of her struggles with PTSD and depression following the expedition and her near-death experience and rescue from Typhoon Marwar in the Pacific Ocean.Sarah is coming to Hebden Bridge for a post screening QA to talk about the film and the issues she has faced since completing her voyage and the film and will be in conversation with Hebden Bridge Film Festival director Louise Wadley.
Sat 23 Nov
- 2h 9min
- Directed by: Frank Capra
- Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers
Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.
Tue 24 Dec
John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.
Thu 30 Jan
Jon Richardson, award-winning comedian and regular panelist on Channel 4s 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown will be performing a one-off show to raise money for local charity Slow The Flow Calderdale, on Thursday 5th December at Hebden Bridge Picture House. Support act(s) to be confirmed.Proceeds from the event will go to support the work in the Calder Valley to reduce local flood risk using Natural Flood Management techniques, developed and supported by Slow The Flow Calderdale.Doors open at 7pm and the event starts at 8pm. The running time of the event is approximately 120 minutes.The event is recommended as suitable for those aged 14 and over. You are buying unreserved seats in the stalls (downstairs) of the building.
Thu 5 Dec
Hansard;nounThe official report of all parliamentary debates.See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.Its a summers morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.Dont miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Lives 10th birthday season.Hansard is also playing on-stage at the National Theatre in London from 22 August 2019.Running time is 100 minutes, with no interval. Doors open at 6.00pm, start time 7.00pm
Thu 7 Nov
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.
Thu 28 Nov
Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror story is broadcast live in cinemas.
Thu 31 Oct
CONCERTO/ENIGMA VARIATIONS/RAYMONDA ACT IIIApproximate running time: about 3 hoursCONCERTOChoreography Kenneth MacMillanMusic Dmitry ShostakovichDesigner Jurgen RoseLighting designerJohn B. ReadConductorPavel Sorokin ENIGMA VARIATIONSChoreography Frederick AshtonMusic Edward ElgarDesignerJulia Trevelyan OmanLighting designerJohn B. ReadConductorPavel Sorokin RAYMOND ACT IIIChoreographyRudolf Nureyevafter Marius PetipaProduction Rudolf NureyevMusic Alexander GlazunovDesignerBarry KayLighting designerJohn B. ReadConductorPavel SorokinOrchestra of the Royal Opera HouseFrom The Royal Ballets classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipas Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashtons Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way - from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashtons signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillans fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballets heritage.
Tue 5 Nov
SWAN LAKEApproximate running time: about 3 hoursChoreography Liam Scarlettafter Marius Petipa and Lev IvanovMusic Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyAdditional choreographyFrederick AshtonProduction Liam ScarlettDesigner John MacfarlaneLighting designer David FinnConductor Koen KesselsLiam Scarletts glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarletts additional choreography and John Macfarlanes magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovskys first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Wed 1 Apr
THE DANTE PROJECT (WORLD PREMIERE)Approximate running time: about 3 hours Choreography Wayne McGregorMusic Thomas AdsDesign Tacita DeanLighting design (part one) Lucy Carter, Simon BennisonLighting design (parts two and three) Lucy CarterDramaturg Uzma HameedConductor Koen Kessels Dantes Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dantes own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballets trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team - contemporary composer Thomas Ads, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed - to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
Thu 28 May
SPECIAL SCREENING: THE NUTCRACKER (RECORDED 2016)Approximate running time: about 2 hours 15 minutesChoreographyPeter Wright after Lev IvanovMusic Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyOriginal scenario Marius Petipaafter E.T.A.HoffmannProduction and scenario Peter WrightDesigner Julia Trevelyan OmanLighting designer Mark HendersonStaging Christopher CarrConductor Boris GruzinThe Sugar Plum Fairy Lauren CuthbertsonThe Prince Federico BonelliClara Francesca HaywardHans-Peter/The NutcrackerAlexander CampbellHerr Drosselmeyer Gary AvisOrchestra of the Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Ballets glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovskys glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballets captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.RECORDED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE on Thursday 8 December 2016
Tue 17 Dec
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Approximate running time: about 3 hours Choreography Marius PetipaMusic Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyAdditional choreography Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher WheeldonProduction Monica Mason and Christopher Newtonafter Ninette de Valois and Nicholas SergeyevOriginal designs Oliver MesselAdditional designs Peter FarmerLighting designer Mark JonathanConductor Simon HewettThis production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messels wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskys enchanting score and Marius Petipas original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.
Thu 16 Jan
Beethoven's only opera gets a makeover with Antonio Pappano conducting and starring Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann.
Tue 17 Mar
Operatic adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Christof Loy.
Thu 18 Jun
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