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
Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of BandagesHailed as the UKs most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. Recorded in 2015, during the Australian leg, this whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with outrageous tales and blistering observations of everyday absurdities. Screening as a special one-night-only event, Connolly will also muse upon his career, life and legacy in a deeply personal interview filmed exclusively for cinema audiences.Prior to retiring in 2016 following his diagnosis with Parkinsons Disease, Connolly toured worldwide continuously for 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10 million. The Sex Life of Bandages is a big screen tribute to an iconic funny-man whose sharp wit and anarchic storytelling is still as hilarious as ever. Can he still hold an audience in his thrall - warm us, cheer us, tickle us? Abso - Billy - lutely! The Telegraph Beautifully funny The Guardian Connolly has still got his funny bones The Evening Standard
Thu 10 Oct
Enjoy Its A Wonderful Life (U) on Christmas Eve morning- its a Picture House tradition! Doors open at 10.30am and the film will start at 11.30am. Ends around 1.45pm.Frank Capras 1946 Christmas classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in debt, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise. After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty and what it means to lead a wonderful life.Director: Frank CapraCast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel BarrymoreCertificate: URunning time: 2h10mCountry: USALanguage: EnglishYear of production: 1946
Tue 24 Dec
- 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
£20.90 some concessions
Interview with the Handmaid's Tale author, Margaret Atwood, screened live from London.
Tue 10 Sep
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of *A Midsummer Night’s Dream *will build on the success of his immersive staging of *Julius Caesar *(NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.
Thu 17 Oct
PLEASE NOTE THESE SEATS ARE IN THE BALCONY AT THE CINEMA; WE HAVE NO LIFT (APPROX. 40 STEPS)FleabagWritten and performed by Phoebe Waller-BridgeDirected by Vicky JonesWitty, filthy and supreme. GuardianSee the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBCs hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from Londons West End.Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but thats just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig caf struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, dont miss your chance to see this legitimately hilarious show (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre
Thu 12 Sep
FleabagWritten and performed by Phoebe Waller-BridgeDirected by Vicky JonesRecorded live on 12 September 2019Witty, filthy and supreme. GuardianSee the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBCs hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from Londons West End.Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but thats just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig caf struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, dont miss your chance to see this legitimately hilarious show (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre
Sat 28 Sep
FleabagWritten and performed by Phoebe Waller-BridgeDirected by Vicky JonesWitty, filthy and supreme. GuardianSee the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBCs hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from Londons West End.Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but thats just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig caf struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, dont miss your chance to see this legitimately hilarious show (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre
Thu 12 Sep
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See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
"…the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport."
It’s a summer’s 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.
Don’t 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 Live’s 10th birthday season.
Thu 7 Nov
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter, filmed live in front of an audience.
"A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection…"
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.
Thu 28 Nov
Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror story is broadcast live in cinemas.
Thu 31 Oct
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden
English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.
Thu 26 Sep
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
The Royal Shakespeare Company adapt Shakespeare's biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.
Thu 21 Nov
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