- US / China
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Jill Culton
- Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong
A cute, blue-eyed Yeti is found hiding on the roof of a Shanghai apartment building, and teenager Yi (voiced by Bennett) and her friends Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai) decide to help him get back to the Himalayas. Enjoyable, smartly paced and gorgeously animated; hardly very original, but full of comic relief and heart.
Fri 27 Dec
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Thu 2 Jan
Join the celebration of Andre's 70th birthday by taking a journey through his performances at stunning locations around the world.
Sat 4 Jan
Sun 5 Jan
Broadcast live to Airdrie Town Hall cinema.
Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
Approximate running time – 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.
Tue 25 Feb
- 1h 26min
- Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
- Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury
The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.
Sat 21 Dec
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Thu 26 Dec
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Jerry Mitchell, Brett Sullivan
- Cast: Matt Henry, Killian Donnelly, Natalie McQueen
The popular stage musical comes to the silver screen.
Tue 4 Feb
James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.
Thu 20 Feb
The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s 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. Tchaikovsky’s 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.
Cast & Creatives
Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton
Production:- Liam Scarlett
Designer:- John Macfarlane
Conductor:- Koen Kessels
Approximate running time is about 3 hours
Wed 1 Apr
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Thu 16 Jan
- Directed by: Richard Jones
- Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień
The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London in a new production by acclaimed director Richard Jones.
Wed 29 Jan
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