- 1h 36min
- Directed by: Jon Favreau
- Written by: David Berenbaum
- Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen
Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.
Fri 24 Dec
- 1h 39min
- Directed by: Byron Howard, Jared Bush
- Cast: Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, María Cecilia Botero, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Wilmer Valderrama
A Colombian girl is frustrated at being the only member of her family without magic powers.
Sat 18 Dec
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Mon 20 Dec
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Tue 21 Dec
- Directed by: Phil Grabsky
- Written by: Phil Grabsky, Philip Rance
- Cast: Rupert Farley, Glen McCready, David Rintoul
An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.
Tue 5 Apr
- Directed by: Ali Ray
Film featuring key exhibitions and interviews with curators of Kahlo's work.
Tue 8 Mar
- 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.
Wed 22 Dec
- 1h 25min
- Directed by: Brian Henson
- Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire
It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.
Thu 23 Dec
- Directed by: Rufus Norris
A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.
Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right. Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.
Wed 23 Mar
- Directed by: Patrick Marber
- Written by: Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard's new play is a drama of love, family and endurance in early 20th century Vienna.
Thu 27 Jan
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman's fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman's parallel universe. Broadcast live from London's Bridge Theatre.
Running Time: 180 mins (to be confirmed)
Tickets: Adult £16, Concession (over 60s) £15, Student/child £13
Thu 17 Feb
- 1h 12min
- Directed by: Céline Sciamma
- Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne
The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood), Petite Maman is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss.
Nelly, an 8-year-old girl, has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mothers childhood home. One day, her mum abruptly leaves, and Nelly meets a girl her age as she's building a tree house in the woods.
Sun 9 Jan
Six sopranos take on the role of Violetta this exceptional production of Verdi’s La Traviata.
Wed 13 Apr
Anniversary Screening (performed in September 2021) from The Royal Opera House.In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears, sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi's masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi's thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.
This special anniversary screening of Verdi's Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Approximate running time: 3 hours (with one interval)
Tickets: Full Price: £16, Concession £15, Child/Student £10
Tue 15 Mar
- Cast: Marcelino Sambé, Anna-Rose O’Sullivan
The Royal Ballet | Special screening (performed 3rd February 2022)
Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. The doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.
Marcelino Sambé (Romeo), Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Juliet)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Music Sergey Prokofiev
Designer Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting designer John B. Read
Running times: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)
Tue 22 Feb
The Royal Ballet | LIVE
This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky. The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.
Lauren Cuthbertson (Odette/Odile), TBC (Prince Siegfried)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Original choreography Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Production Liam Scarlett
Additional choreography Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Designer John Macfarlane
Lighting designer David Finn
Running times: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)
Thu 19 May
The Royal Opera | Live
Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.
Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)
The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Director ¬Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown
Lighting designer Mark Henderson
Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Wed 19 Jan
- 2h 30min
- Directed by: Jon Watts
- Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina
A continuation of the story from Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Mon 27 Dec
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