Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. Don Quixote, having read romances about knights and chivalry, sets off on his travels to achieve great feats.
Sun 2 Dec
Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor.
Sun 20 Jan
One of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets. James wakes up in a Scottish manor on the morning of his wedding to find a winged sylph before him. He chases the mysterious creature in an effort which risks his own happiness and that of his fiancée.
Sun 11 Nov
The ensemble present Shostakovich's satirical take on jazz and cabaret.
Sun 7 Apr
Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.
Sun 23 Dec
In this resplendent classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies and a magical kingdom. Music ny Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
Sun 10 Mar
Based on Dickens’ own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see for 8-88 year olds!
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most beloved books in the English language. It has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike.
As the ghosts spirit Scrooge from the present to his past and future, Dickens takes us on a magical journey from the miser’s dank and creaking house to cosy hearths, and from snowy graveyards to joyful festivities. This treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.
Simon Callow, one of the nation’s best loved actors, returns to Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL after huge international success with The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End and Broadway), national acclaim for Dr Marigold as Pozzo in Beckett's Waiting for Godot opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ronald Pickup; and as the psychiatrist in Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus.
Simon published his own biography of Dickens in early 2012. On screen, Simon is best known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus.
Tue 11 Dec
- 1h 54min
- Directed by: Joe Wright
- Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendlesohn, Ronald Pickup
May 1940: the situation in Europe is worsening, and Britain needs a new prime minister. The latest in a very long line of recent Churchill performances is by far the best: Oldman is virtually unrecognisable and attacks the part with relish, with Scott Thomas excellent as his wife Clemmie. It may veer into hero worship but it’s a confidently handled crowdpleaser.
Wed 7 Nov
- Directed by: David Yates
- Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp
More fantasy adventures in the Potterverse.
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Thu 22 Nov
- 1h 45min
- Directed by: Michael Gracey
- Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya
A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.
Wed 21 Nov
- 2h 4min
- Directed by: Mike Newell
- Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay
Juliet (James) is a successful writer in post-WWII London who discovers the eponymous book club, and learns about their lives under the German occupation of the island. Don’t let the twee title put you off, as it’s a beguiling and affecting celebration of friendship, courage and the joys of reading, full of warmth and good humour.
Wed 28 Nov
- Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe
Production of classic musical King and I screened live to cinemas.
Tue 27 Nov
- 1h 41min
- Directed by: James Marsh
- Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
The true story of Donald Crowhurst (Firth), a weekend sailor who persuaded an investor to build him a yacht so that he could enter a round-the-world yacht race, with disastrous consequences. Firth does brave and moving work as Crowhurst falls apart under the stress, but the conclusion is unconvincing.
Wed 14 Nov
Running Time: 170 mins, including intervalBBFC Certificate: 12AAllelujah!by Alan BennettLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennetts sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run, dont miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS (Observer) in your local cinema.The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old peoples choir.Alan Bennetts celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Vanand The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
Thu 1 Nov
Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Thu 6 Dec
New play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
Thu 31 Jan
Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.
Tue 20 Nov
- 1h 56min
- Directed by: Steven Spielberg
- Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
The story of how The Washington Post, led by its publisher Katherine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), got the chance to print devastating revelations about US involvement in Vietnam. An old-fashioned Hollywood showstopper with a stellar supporting cast, and sizeable if predictable performances from the leads.
Wed 31 Oct
Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.
Tue 19 Feb
Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Tue 30 Apr
Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.
Tue 13 Nov
Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Tue 2 Apr
- Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
- Written by: Verdi
Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.
Wed 30 Jan
Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score and performed by the Royal Ballet.
Tue 11 Jun
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.
Sun 9 Dec
Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.
Tue 22 Jan
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in revivals of works by Wheeldon and Pite and a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Thu 16 May
RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran's new production of Shakespeare's play set in Vienna. Live to the big screen.
Wed 31 Jul
Live screening of Shakespeare's comedy.
Wed 5 Jun
- Directed by: Gregory Doran
Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.
Wed 14 Nov
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- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Martin McDonagh
- Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage
Exasperated by the police’s failure to catch her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) buys ad space on the titular billboards to tear a strip off the police chief (Harrelson). McDonagh’s latest delicately balances the lingering pain of the crime itself with dark comedy, and a superb cast is topped by a magnificent performance from McDormand.
Wed 5 Dec
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